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Change Philly’s ‘Accident Investigation Division’ to ‘Crash Investigation Division’

  It’s time the City of Philadelphia Police Department change the name of the Accident Investigation Division to the Crash Investigation Division. The Accident Investigation Division is the PPD agency dedicated to investigating traffic crashes in Philadelphia. While the unit’s work is admirable, the name of the unit reflects an outdated thinking on traffic violence. […]

BIG WIN: Red Light Camera Legislation Signed into Law

A ten year extension of Pennsylvania’s Red Light Camera Program was signed by Governor Wolf today – and not a moment too soon.  The bill, which had been advocated for by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Channabel Latham-Morris, and other partner organizations, will keep the city’s 27 red light camera locations running for the next […]

After Bicyclist Killed in Pennsauken, a Renewed Call for Intersection Changes

Thirty-six year old Efrain Mateo-Morales was killed at the intersection of US 130 and North Park Drive in Pennsauken on Monday night. According to, Police stated that he was approaching Route 130, when he hit the side of a vehicle in the northbound lane that was just starting to turn into the park. From the […]

Bicycle Coalition, Morris Family Take Our Message to Harrisburg

Jamal C. Morris was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle in West Philadelphia on April 17. The Drexel graduate and engineer died in the hospital just a couple days later. Police have still not found the person who killed him. Since that time, the Bicycle Coalition has been meeting with, and working with, […]

PHOTOS: Hundreds Come Out For Philadelphia’s Ride of Silence

On Wednesday, May 18, hundreds of bicyclists came out to Philadelphia’s largest Ride of Silence ever. The ride, an annual international event to commemorate and remember those bicyclists who’ve lost their lives to traffic violence on our streets. Earlier in the day, members of the Bicycle Coalition accompanied Channabel Latham-Morris, the mother of bicycle hit-and-run […]

Bicycle Coalition Statement on May 10 Bicycle Crashes in Philadelphia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is deeply saddened by the death of a bicyclist on Aramingo Avenue in Frankford struck by a SEPTA Bus driver and a catastrophic, life-threatening injury to another bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver on 52nd St in West Philadelphia on May 10th. So far in 2016, […]

The Case for Making West Market & JFK Boulevard Safe for Everyone

West Market Street and JFK Boulevard in Center City, Philadelphia are important city streets used by thousands of residents and workers to bike and walk to and from apartment and office buildings to City Hall, 30th Street and Suburban Station and retail stores. When designed many years ago as “urban highways,” they were made as wide as possible […]

A Vision Zero Call to Action After Cyclist Killed in West Philly

A message appeared in the Bicycle Coalition’s inbox this morning concerning Jamal C. Morris, the cyclist who was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday morning. The message was from one of Morris’ friends, who told us that after several days in the hospital, Morris had passed away. The piping designer and Drexel graduate was found […]

Ride of Silence is May 18

2015 was a particularly bad year as far as Philadelphia cyclists’ injuries and deaths are concerned. Nine people on bicycles were killed in traffic violence, according to reports, which is the most in several years. And as usual, to commemorate these cyclists who’ve lost their lives, the annual Ride of Silence will be held during Bike […]

Speed is Killing People — Here’s What We Can Do About It

Last week, Plan Philly reported on a community meeting about N. 5th Street regarding what options were available to slow down motor vehicle traffic and make the road safe for the residents who live on it and use it for walking and bicycling. One of the meeting participants asked if speed cameras could be used to […]

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