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National Bike Summit is March 6-9

The National Bike Summit, a bicycle advocacy event featuring workshops, speakers, and an organized lobby day, will take place March 6-9. Given that there is a new president and U.S. Congress this year, those interested in the Summit have a unique opportunity to get some work done. There has been a history that when Republicans […]

Second Grant Approved for Separated Bike Lanes in Philadelphia

The second part of Philadelphia’s separated bike lane grant, totaling $250,000, was announced today by the state of Pennsylvania. The grant—a Transportation Alternatives Project grant via PennDOT—will go toward “17 lane miles into separated bicycle facilities by adding flexible delineator posts, a vertical element proven to better visually and clearly separate vehicle and bicycle space in the […]

Video: Why we need protected bike lanes in Philly

Protected bike lanes save lives. We created this video to better show why protected bike lanes could work on streets around Philadelphia, including Spruce and Pine Streets. The city has begun receiving funding to install 15 miles of protected bike lanes. Here’s why we think it’s important for the safety of all Philadelphians. Watch: We […]

Protected Bike Lanes “Listening Session” Became “Debate”

Almost as soon as the City of Philadelphia announced it would begin working on a protected bike lane network this past April as part of carrying out Mayor Kenney’s pledge to install 30 miles of protected bike lanes over five years (first proposed by the Bicycle Coalition in 2015), rumors flew across the Internet and neighborhoods about […]

The Bicycle Coalition’s 2016 Year in Review

It’s been quite a year at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater of Greater Philadelphia. We’ve seen our first parking-protected bike lane in the city, reached 320 miles of Circuit Trails throughout the 9-county region, worked with a victim’s family to enact change at the state level, advocated for (and got the ball rolling on) a […]

Penn Street Trail Extended Behind Casino to Delaware Ave.

A new section of the East Coast Greenway was recently completed in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, connecting the Penn Street Trail to Delaware Avenue near Shackamaxon Street. As most people who’ve ridden along Delaware Avenue already know, an off-street trail was unveiled by the city in 2013, taking cyclists a very short distance off […]

Streets Department Testifies on Potholes, Repaving

Philadelphia Streets Department Chief Highway Engineer Steve Lorenz testified to City Council earlier this morning to explain how the city plans on filling in potholes, and resurfacing streets, which will make our streets safer for all road users. He went over the numerous pieces of equipment the Streets Department uses. But he also noted that […]

City Reiterates Plan for More Protected Lanes at Ryan Ave Opening

As many already know, a 2-way parking-protected bike lane recently opened in Northeast Philly. The Ryan Avenue lane is the city’s first and comes after years of talks and planning between the Philadelphia Streets Department, Councilman Bobby Henon, and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. The new lane was covered extensively in local media. But […]

Come to the Bicycle Coalition Community Meeting on Thursday

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is crafting our 2017-2019 strategic plan, and we need your help. On Thursday, September 22, we will be holding a community meeting to discuss our vision for impacting the Greater Philadelphia Region, and making our streets and trails better for cyclists. We are a people-powered member organization and we […]

Gala Spotlight: PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards

The Bicycle Coalition’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner is set for September 29 at Front and Palmer. The night promises auctions, a dinner, and an awards ceremony where we’ll be recognizing many people who’ve made the Philadelphia Region a better place for bicyclists. Among them: PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. Before working for PennDOT she […]

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