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Bills to Watch: HB 1684 (Cell Phone Ban)

Editor’s Note: There are several bills in the State Legislature the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will be advocating for when legislative sessions begin again in the fall. We will be updating this blog routinely with information on the bills. We will let you know how you can help get these bills passed. Texting and […]

State Government Bills to Watch: HB 1187 (Speed Cameras)

Editor’s Note: There are several bills in the State Legislature the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will be advocating for when legislative sessions begin again in the fall. We will be updating this blog routinely with information on the bills. We will let you know how you can help get these bills passed. The Bicycle […]

False Claims Ahead of Protected Bike Lane Meeting. Again.

Editorial Note: Center City Residents Association made it clear to us in an email received this afternoon that the flyers in question were not created by CCRA, they were not approved by CCRA, and they were not handed out by anyone acting on the authority of CCRA.   In anticipation of a July 17 meeting to discuss protected […]

Here’s How You Can Help Get Safety Camera Legislation Passed

The Bicycle Coalition and our partners have been working toward a safety camera Pilot program for more than a year. The Pilot would put cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard and give out tickets to those going more than 11 miles over the posted speed limit. The bill and Pilot itself is no replacement for proper re-engineering of […]

Here’s Where 2017 ARLE Funds Are Going

  Pennsylvania just released its annual ARLE (Automated Red Light Enforcement) fund report, and $6 million will be going back to the state for safety improvement projects. The ARLE program has produced $45.4 million, funding 298 safety projects, since 2010, according to a press release from Governor Wolf’s office. Red light cameras are located at […]

‘PennDOT Connects’ will gather input before transportation projects

Good news, everyone: PennDOT has been listening to advocates around the state, including the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and will start collaborating earlier with local municipalities on transportation projects that have yet to be designed. What that means: PennDOT will no longer decide on transportation projects without asking, say, local cyclists if they think a bike […]

New Jersey Bill Aims to Strip Protections for Pedestrians

In an effort to roll back safety initiatives for pedestrians and seemingly prioritize machines over humans, lawmakers in New Jersey have introduced the “Driver and Pedestrian Mutual Responsibility Act” which, if made into law, would give people in cars more leeway when they crash into people. Introduced by Assemblypeople Chris Brown (Atlantic), R. Bruce Land (Atlantic, […]

Sarah Clark Stuart Talks PhlTrafficVictims on WHYY

On a recent Newsworks Tonight segment, Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Sarah Clark Stuart talked about our website PhlTrafficVictims.org, and why we decided to compile all traffic fatalities in 2016. PhlTrafficVictims.org is a Bicycle Coalition-run website which attempts to provide details of every victim of traffic violence in real time alongside a map of where those […]

Philadelphia Adds 16.2 Miles of Bike Lanes in 2016

According to the City of Philadelphia, 16.2 miles of new bike lanes were installed in 2016 by the Philadelphia Streets Department and PennDOT. Additionally, nearly seven miles of lanes were upgraded to a higher bicycle facility, including the first parking-protected bike lane on Ryan Avenue, a bollard-protected bike lane on Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, […]

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 […]

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