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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 […]

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 […]

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