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I-95 Cap and Delaware Trail Updates

By Karen Thompson, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation You might know the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) as the organization that brought you ice skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Or maybe you’ve heard about a little place called Spruce Street Harbor Park, where DRWC brings the shore to Philly every summer. In addition to our seasonal […]

Bicycle Coalition Events at Philly Free Streets

Philly Free Streets is coming up on October 28. And we want to let you know we’ve got some family-friendly events planned for the morning. They include the Kid Safety Zone, and a Better Bike Share Partnership group ride. Keep reading for descriptions of the events and where you can find them the morning of […]

5 Big Tasks in the Vision Zero Action Plan

The City of Philadelphia released its Vision Zero Action Plan on Thursday, September 28. The Bicycle Coalition has long been advocating for such an action plan—and the actions that will make Philadelphia a better, safer place to travel—and will be releasing several blog posts about the plan. The plan itself is good. It uses statistics, […]

Taney Street Neighbors Win Traffic Calming

In September, a website called Make Taney Safe popped on many Philadelphians’ radars. The site was put together by a group of Center City neighbors who had been complaining about the safety—or lack thereof—of Taney and Lombard Streets in Center City. “Since January 1, 2017, there have been 5 or more motor vehicle crashes per […]

House Bill 1657 (Curb Bill) Passes the House!

On Monday, October 2, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Passed House Bill 1657, which would amend Title 75 by allowing motor vehicle parking lanes to be outside a bike lane on state roads and projects. We first told you about House Bill 1657 — the “curb bill” — here. Currently, PennDOT-specific projects do not allow for […]

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Take the JFK and Market Street Transportation Survey

By Kyle Hearing On Friday, the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation released a JFK Boulevard & West Market Street Transportation Survey. For years, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has been calling for the taming of JFK and Market Street. We made it a Mayoral primary issue, we called for action before the DNC, and did […]

Philadelphia Announces Vision Zero Action Plan

By Yafa Dias On Thursday, September 28th, after several months of deliberation, the City of Philadelphia  released its Vision Zero Action Plan. The press conference for the three year plan was held at City Hall at 10am. In attendance were Mayor Jim Kenney, the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, Vision Zero Alliance members, PennDot, SEPTA, Police, and […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Vision Zero Alliance To Attend City of Philadelphia’s Action Plan Press Conference

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2017 Contact: Randy LoBasso, Bicycle Coaltion of Greater Philadelphia 215-242-9253 Ext 311 The Vision Zero Alliance—a diverse group of advocacy organizations and private entities dedicated to making Philadelphia’s streets safer—will attend the unveiling of Mayor Kenney’s Vision Zero Action Plan for Philadelphia on Thursday, September 28. Consisting of the Bicycle […]

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 must have only […]

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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