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After obtaining the necessary funding, the City of Philadelphia is committed to making streets safer for pedestrians, people who ride bicycles, and people who drive motor vehicles, by upgrading buffered bike lanes to protected bike lanes. Some specific lanes have been proposed for Lombard and South Streets in a small section of Southwestern Philadelphia. Once […]
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 […]
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 […]
As we’ve been promoting recently, the Bikes & Beers is coming to the area on July 8th, and one of our favorite breweries is the host: Flying Fish. We must not have done a great job of promoting the fact that we need volunteers for the event, because we usually have more than we can […]
In an April blog post, we reported that the Circuit Coalition’s initiative to garner support for constructing 500 miles by 2025 was “gathering steam,” with 20+ municipalities on board. At that time, we were also pursuing counties to get them to sign the resolution, but had yet to get one on board. A few months later […]
All these years later, two Philly neighborhoods will get protected bike lanes. On Thursday, Council passed two bicycle-related bills—one for a parking protected bike lane on West Chestnut Street between 45th and 34th Streets; and one for a raised center-lane protected bike lane on American Street, from Lehigh Avenue to Jefferson Street.
On Monday June 19th, a small group of planners, local decision-makers, and concerned citizens met at the Manayunk Brewing Company to discuss the progress of the bridge lighting project. Officials were on hand from Philly Parks & Rec, Whitman, Requardt and Associates Engineering, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and Lower Merion Township. They displayed posters […]
For those who may have missed it, PennDOT recently eliminated the Bicycle Occupancy Permit (BOP) and replaced it with a less restrictive permitting process for new bike lanes on state roads. This was a major victory for road safety in Pennsylvania. Just as folks were beginning to wonder what suburban PA cycling would look like in […]
In early July, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin accepting applications for the “Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program” (TA Set-Aside). This was previously known as the “Transportation Alternatives Program” (TAP).
The Manayunk Bridge Trail opened in 2015 ready for some fine pedalin’. Or so we thought. The bike/ped trail bridge, which connects Manayunk, in Philadelphia County; to Lower Merion, in Montgomery County; can be a great commuter route. Except: When the bridge was constructed, lights were not included in the budget—which means Parks and Rec […]