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Here’s the Case for Left Side Bike Lane and Protected Intersections

Philadelphia is installing left side bike lanes on other streets – There are 11 left side bike lanes in Philadelphia, currently, and more to come. Other cities have successfully used left side bike lanes, including Berkeley, CA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Eugene, OR; Madison, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Naples, FL; New York City, NY; Portland, OR; […]

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Truck Side Guard Laws: How Other Cities Do It

Two weeks ago, following the tragic crash that took the life of Emily Fredricks, we explored the idea of requiring large trucks to install side guards and convex mirrors to prevent people on foot or bicycle from being caught in the undercarriage of those vehicles. As part of our 7 Demands to the City of Philadelphia, we […]

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Introducing Our Newest Program: TASCC

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce our newest initiative: Technical Assistance for Suburban Circuit Communities, aka “TASCC.” This strategic effort is being established to aid suburban local activists and decision-makers who want to connect their community to The Circuit, our region’s 800+ mile network of multi-use trails. When The Circuit is […]

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Community Connections: The Circuit 2017 Wrap Up

Sound the horns, the Circuit Trails network is growing! The network’s eventual total has increased from 750 to more than 800 miles due to the addition of newly planned segments, including the Cross County trail in Camden. The Circuit Trails network, which crosses nine counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (click here for map), now […]

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These Municipalities in our PA Region Won Multi-Modal Awards This Year

On November 14, the Commonwealth Financing Authority announced the latest awardees in its Multi-Modal Transportation Program. Our Research Director John Boyle plucked out those that are relevant to our region and highlighted them in a spreadsheet for your perusal, a snippet of which can be seen here:  This is new money for local bike/ped projects […]

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Join Us For ‘Learning From Copenhagen’ on Dec. 4

  As you may recall, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Executive Director traveled with the City of Philadelphia to Copenhagen on a study tour in 2016. She learned a lot! Well, in early October, Philadelphia officials traveled once again to Copenhagen with the Knight Foundation to learn about best practices in planning accessible, connected cities […]

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DVRPC Rolls Out Its Traffic Stress Analysis For Bicycles

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has completed their Level of Traffic Stress Connectivity and Analysis for the PA Suburban Counties. Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) is a bicycle comfort index methodology for streets and paths developed by Peter Furth at the Mineta Institute. Levels of traffic stress range from 1 to 4 with LTS 1 being quiet […]

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NACTO 2017 Showcases Progress in Chicago

  Thanks to a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, I was able to attend the NACTO 2017 Conference in Chicago from October 30-November 2 in Chicago. NACTO or the National Association of City Transportation Officials. The City of Philadelphia is a founding member city of NACTO and was well represented by Streets Department Engineering Manager Vadim Fleysh along with Mike […]

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SEPTA Discusses Cycle-Transit Plan at BCGP Supporter Social

By Yafa Dias Our November ‘Supporter Social’ features Jennifer Barr from @septa_social, discussing their Cycle-Transit plan and lots more. A post shared by BCGP (@bicyclecoalition) on Nov 1, 2017 at 3:26pm PDT On Wednesday, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia hosted Jennifer Barr, SEPTA’s Senior Long Range Planner, to discuss the transit agency’s cycle-transit plan at […]

Bike League: Pennsylvania Making ‘Moderate, Incremental Progress’

Today, the League of American Bicyclists (League) released its 2017 Bicycle Friendly State ranking. This is the League’s 9th Bicycle Friendly State rank and first since 2015. Pennsylvania was ranked as the 12th Most Bicycle Friendly State. The full report of how the League came to rank Pennsylvania 12th—and 5th on the East Coast—is available […]

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