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Bicycle Coalition to Hold Vision Zero Memorial for Feltonville Traffic Victim

For Immediate Release: Thursday, Febraury 22 Contact: Randy LoBasso, 215-242-9253 Ext. 311, The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will hold a short Vision Zero memorial for the recent victim of a crash in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia, and all victims of traffic violence, on Friday, February 23. The victim, who has not yet been identified, […]

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Our Response to Philadelphia Magazine’s ‘Traffic Apocalypse’

In their March issue, Philadelphia magazine published a first-person piece about motor vehicle gridlock, mostly using the company’s chief content and strategy officer’s personal commute as anecdotal evidence that Philadelphia is currently experiencing a “traffic apocalypse.” It used to take writer Tom McGrath “two, maybe three Tom Petty songs” to go 33 blocks through West […]

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Dockless Bike Share Study Coming To Camden

Coopers Ferry Partnership and the City of Camden have kicked off their work to perform a bike share feasibility study for the City of Camden. The study is being conducted by the Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers in partnership with ofo dockless bike share and was funded through a grant from the William Penn Foundation. It’s goal: […]

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Ben Franklin Bridge South Walkway Stairs Closing: How We Got Here

The Delaware River Port Authority has announced the closure tomorrow, February 22nd, for construction of an ADA Accessible ramp on the Ben Franklin Bridge in Camden, NJ. The project will take approximately 14 months and bikes and pedestrians will be detoured onto the north walkway during that time. From 1926 to 1950 the walkways on […]

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Independence Classic Is Not Happening in 2018

It is with great disappointment that we share the news (if you haven’t read already in CyclingNews or PhillyMag) that the Independence Classic, the monicker given to the race once known as the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, is definitely not happening in 2018. Despite reports last September that the race was placed on professional cycling calendars, […]

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Read our 2017 Bike Count Report

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia conducts bike counts every year, utilizing volunteers to figure out how many bicyclists per hour are using individual lanes throughout the city, and what effect infrastructure has on where bicyclists travel. In 2017, the U.S. Census found that 2.2 percent of Philadelphians ride bicycles as their means of transportation, […]

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8-Year-Old Girl Killed by Driver in North Camden

On Thursday afternoon, 8-year-old Lela Cruz was struck and killed by an elderly motorist who lost control of his vehicle on the 400 block of State Street in North Camden. She was riding her bike on the sidewalk when the motorist drove over the curb, hit another adult victim and the stoop of a house, […]

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Introducing ‘Lanespotter’: Waze for Bikes

By Lynsie Campbell Hello Fellow Bike Lover! My name is Lynsie Campbell and I’m the Founder of LaneSpotter. I’m also a mom who rides a bike with her three-year-old son almost every day. Alone, I’m a pretty confident cyclist. But when I started to ride with my son, it totally changed the way I looked at […]

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Bills for New Bike Lanes on Race, Island, Torresdale, Pass Committee

Three bills that will make life a little easier for cyclists were reported out of the Committee of Streets and Services this morning. As we noted yesterday, the new lanes will be on Race Street in Center City and Island and Enterprise Avenues in Southwest Philadelphia. A third project will allow the Streets Department to […]

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BCGP Gives the Good Word at Western Trails Summit

  This past weekend, our Regional Planner Leonard Bonarek had the opportunity to present at the 6th Annual Western Suburbs Trails Summit at the Haverford Community Recreation & Environmental Center (CREC) in Delaware County. The focus of the event was the status of trail and other bike facility development in the western suburbs of Philly […]

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