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Take Action: PA Trails Funding Under Threat

It’s been widely reported that the Commonwealth’s budget for the next fiscal year remains unresolved, without a revenue plan in place to fund the current fiscal year and address a budget shortfall. A number of options are being considered to shore up the budget gap including severance taxes on fracking. One of the current revenue packages […]

Update: Central PA Cyclists Gather to Demand Justice, Safety after Vehicular Assault

As we helped promote in a previous blog post, on Monday July 31st, a large group of cyclists gathered at a South Londonderry Township intersection where members of the Harrisburg Cycling Club were assaulted by a motorist who swerved into them on an otherwise empty road. The event, which was widely covered by local news […]

Action Alert, Central PA: Keeping the Spotlight on Efforts to Find Hit-and-Run Motorist

Members and community supporters of the Huntington Bike Club (HBC) will converge tonight at 7pm at the site of a recent hit-and-run crash in Central PA. An investigation is under way, but it appears that the motorist intentionally swerved into a group of cyclists on an otherwise empty road, putting one in serious condition at a local hospital, and […]

DVRPC: More Money for Circuit Trails

This morning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Board meeting, we learned that our advocacy to secure more dedicated funding for Circuit Trails in New Jersey is beginning to bear fruit.  Along with other members of the Circuit Coalition, the Bicycle Coalition has been advocating for the counties to expend some of their own […]

Taking Your Bike On Amtrak? Sign Up For This Webinar

Caron Whitaker, a consultant with the League of American Bicyclists will be hosting a webinar with speakers from Amtrak and Adventure Cycling Association to speak about Railroad’s current bike services and facilities, the Amtrak Bike working group, and plans for the future. There will also be plenty of time for questions and answers, so sign […]

Friends of the CVT Progress Update

The next meeting of the Friends of the Chester Valley Trail will be held on Tuesday 7/18 at 7pm at the East Whiteland Township Building. For those who couldn’t make the CVT Downingtown Extension meeting a few weeks ago, you can click this link to see a draft of the master plan and a video […]

Hundreds of Cyclists Come out for Bikes and Beers at Flying Fish

This past weekend, hundreds of cyclists participated in Bikes and Beers in Somerdale, NJ, which is the home of Flying Fish Brewing Company. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefitted BCGP, and we had a table set up to give out trail maps, garner signatures for our 500/2025 petition, and compare notes on the suds on offer (they […]

PA Multi-Modal Transportation Fund Deadline Looms

The deadline for applications to the PA Multi-Modal Transportation Fund is July 31st. Funding, which ranges from $100k to $3 million, is available for projects in “development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets…” as well as “streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.” For more information on the fund […]

Everything You Need to Know About Biking at The Shore This Summer

In the fall of 2012 parts of the Jersey shore suffered severe damage to their infrastructure from Hurricane Sandy, this was especially true for the barrier beaches along the Barnegat Peninsula of Northern Ocean County. The State DOT fast-tracked a rebuild 12 miles of Route 35 the main North-South road. Transportation advocates (including the BCGP), emboldened by […]

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