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Bike Kennett Hosts Ride to Support Street Planning Grant

Last weekend, Bike Kennett, a subsidiary of Bike Chester County (which is an affiliate of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia), hosted a ride to support a grant that would bring $1 million to the borough. The grant $1 million grant would complete a project that will connect the parks (Anson B Nixon and Pennock), […]

PENNDOT Pilot Bike Lane Projects Advance Towards Construction

Earlier this year, PENNDOT removed the Bicycle Occupancy Permit from its design manual. Instead of agreeing to the permit which local governments will need only provide a letter of request for the proposed bicycle lane that includes the necessary information for PennDOT to appropriately evaluate the request. After a review, a letter of approval will […]

Cyclist Struck and Critically Injured in KoP

From the Upper Merion Police Department’s Facebook page: Type of Incident: Bicycle Accident Incident Number: 17-20411 Date of Incident: 9-20-2017 On September 20, 2017 at 7:45 PM the Upper Merion Township Police were dispatched to a report of a bicycle crash at the intersection of First Avenue and Moore Road in the King of Prussia […]

Introducing a New Blog Series: Routes

By SJ Punderson For Philadelphia city official Jeannette Brugger, the toughest part of her day isn’t always the sort of city planning her job requires; it’s the hauling of her young daughter uphill on the back of her commuter bicycle on the way to daycare. Rich Laverty wasn’t sure how he could find time for […]

Cyclist Struck and Killed by Rental Van at Suburban Street Rd. Intersection

A person on a bicycle was struck and killed yesterday at the intersection of Street Road and Central Avenue in Lower Southampton Township in Bucks County. He was hit by a rental van that turned left onto Central across his path, apparently during a signal change. 6ABC.com was live on the scene of the crash. Its coverage […]

Update: Driver Who Struck Abington Teen in Crosswalk Charged with Assault

Last month, we reported on a disturbing event in Abington Township, Montgomery County. Kelly Williams, a rising freshman at Abington High, was struck and critically injured while crossing the street at an intersection with a very clearly marked crosswalk and no traffic signal. As if this wasn’t tragic enough, the coverage from 6ABC.com must have only […]

Bucks County Gets Onboard: Circuit Resolutions Update

  On September 6th, Bucks County became the 4th in our region to sign a resolution in support of constructing 500 miles of Circuit trails by 2025, joining Chester, Montgomery, and Camden. Since our last Circuit resolution update, we’ve had several municipalities sign on as well, including Mt. Holly, Cherry Hill, Conshohocken, East Goshen, Delran […]

Census: 2.2 Percent of Philadelphians Ride Bicycles to Work

On Thursday, the US Census Bureau released its 2016 1-year American Community Survey Data. The latest data shows that bicycling to work in Philadelphia remains at 2.2 percent or 14,379 people. That is virtually unchanged from 2015. The data continues to show that more men commute to work than women in Philadelphia, although that gap narrowed significantly in 2016. […]

PA House Passes Bill to Raid Transportation Funds

Around 10pm on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania state House voted to raid various funds throughout the state government—including $100 million from transportation—to plug up the state budget hole. The legislation borrows against the state’s tobacco settlement fund, expands casino gaming, and provides a massive middle finger to state transit, parks, and environmental projects. Incredibly, the legislation […]

Bills to Watch: HB 1646 (Vulnerable User Bill)

Earlier this year, Reps. Brett R. Miller and John Taylor introduced the “Vulnerable Highway User Protections” bill, which would increase the penalties for careless drivers who inflict bodily injury, or worse, on so-called vulnerable road users. Vulnerable road users, according to the bill’s language, are defined as pedestrians, bicyclists, people in wheelchairs, motorcyclists, skateboarders, horseback […]

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