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Bike To Work Day 2017 Was a Blast

We had an awesome turnout for Bike To Work Day 2017, meeting and giving some refreshments and swag to thousands of cyclists, and leading a ride of about 150 people from the Penn Museum in West Philadelphia to Dilworth Park for our Bike Phriendly Business Awards. Bike To Work Day is a national event held […]

2016 Bike Count Data Show Slow, Consistent, Growth

According to the US Census 2015 American Community Survey Philadelphia still has the highest bike commute rate among the 10 largest cities in the US, at 2.2 percent although in the past few years the City of Chicago has slowly chipped away at Philadelphia’s lead (1.8 percent in 2015). In and around Center City, bicycle […]

Speed Camera Bill To Get Committee Vote

The Pennsylvania Transportation Committee will hear legislation on Wednesday that could create a speed camera Pilot program in the state of Pennsylvania. As readers of this blog know, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia have long advocated for the legalization of speed cameras in Pennsylvania, a tool that’s been proven to slow down traffic and keep […]

The K&T Trail Opens Along the Delaware River

On May 15th, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department along with the Delaware River City Corporation cut the ribbon on Phase 1 of the Kensington and Tacony (K&T) Trail. The 1.2 mile trail begins at the Frankford Boat Launch and continues to Lardners Point Park under the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge (see the map below). Ribbon cutters included State Reps. John Taylor […]

Bike To Work Day Schedule

7:30am: Energizer stations open at Penn Museum, 13th and Pine, Dilworth Park, and the Schuylkill River Trail 8:30am: Riders gather for VIP ride in front of the Penn Museum (3260 South Street) 8:45am: Ride across South Street bridge to 22nd to Market to Dilworth Park 9:00am: Press conference (at Dilworth Park) Here’s who will be […]

Vision Zero Distracted Driving Event To Take Place Thursday

Distracted driving in the age of the iPhone is a genuine health crisis. More and more people are checking their Instagram and Facebook feeds behind the wheel, and low estimates say 16 percent of all fatal crashes are the result of distracted driving. So, Mayor Kenney will join AT&T on Thursday, May 18, at Thomas […]

TIGER Grants Saved—for Now

Earlier this month, Congress passed—and the president signed—a budget deal that continues funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER grant program. The deal will fund operations through September 30, 2017.

Breaking Ground: Two New Circuit Projects Begin Construction

The Circuit Trails system is being put together like a puzzle; piece-mealed as local municipalities get the funding and support to put together their particular sections with the overall goal of 750 miles now well within reach. Two more pieces of the Circuit Trails are to take shape. Missing links in the Schuylkill River Trail […]

PENNDOT Announces Major Policy Change For Bike Lanes

Governor Wolf issued a press release on Monday addressing PENNDOT’s onerous Bicycle Occupancy Permit (BOP) and announced a pilot project to help PENNDOT standardize their bike lane policies. “PennDOT will be issuing a policy change removing the Bicycle Occupancy Permit from its design manual,” the press release reads. “Moving forward, local governments will need only provide […]

For Immediate Release: Bike To Work Day is May 19

Contact: Randy LoBasso, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia randy@bicyclecoalition.org 215-242-9253 Ext. 311 For Immediate Release: Philadelphia’s 22nd Bike To Work Day Is May 19 Register for Bike To Work Day Here The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will host Philly’s 22nd Bike To Work Day on May 19, from 8am to 10am. Bike To Work Day […]

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