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Big Week at PHL City Hall for Schuylkill River Trail, Protected Bike Lanes, & Pedestrian Safety

This week in City Hall, City Council members took action on four important amendments and ordinances that the Bicycle Coalition believe will advance bicycling and pedestrian safety. Tidal Schuylkill River Trail – Councilman Kenyatta Johnson submitted a proposed amendment to the FY18 Capital Program for an additional $4M to be added, bringing the total to […]

Road to Recovery: Streets Department Budget Gaining Ground

  It’s no secret that the City of Philadelphia’s Streets Department has a yeoman’s job of managing 2525 miles of city streets, 320 bridges, over 20,000 intersections, 100,000 streetlights and over 400 bike lane miles. The ability of the Streets Department to repave and restripe city streets is critical to Philadelphia building and maintaining a high […]

Ride for DC’s Vision Zero

Across the country over 20 cities have embarked on Vision Zero initiatives. Each city has slightly different focus but all with the same goal: to reduce roadway deaths and serious injuries from crashes. Philadelphia and Washington DC bookended the month of March with a pair of conferences March 1st and 31st that opened up discussions […]

Vote For Better Roads and Sidewalks on OpenDataVote

OpenDataVote encourages citizens to get involved in the process of open government and cultivates government transparency through the release of data and they asking you to vote for the data that you want the City of Philadelphia to publish on OpenDataPhilly Non- Profit organizations were invited to submit data ideas. The three organizations that win […]

House Rep. Taylor Introduces Legislation for Speed Cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard Pilot

Last week, Pennsylvania House Representative John Taylor (177th District) introduced House Bill 1187 to allow the deployment of speed cameras on one of the State’s and City’s deadliest roadways: Roosevelt Boulevard.  The Bicycle Coalition has been working on this issue for several years and passage of this legislation is a goal of Mayor Kenney’s Vision Zero Action Plan. […]

W. Chestnut Street Protected Bike Lane Open House set for April 19th

                       (for more information about the Open House, contact Jeannette Brugger, jeannette.brugger@phila.gov 215-686-5521) Six years after the advocacy for a parking-protected bike lane on West Chestnut Street began, the City of Philadelphia will hold an open house on its fifth project to calm traffic and to […]

Pedestrian Deaths Higher in Philly Than National Average

The Washington Post has a bombshell story today about the soaring rate of pedestrian deaths in the United States—but their look at data only tells part of the story for people in Philadelphia, where pedestrian deaths have been soaring at a greater rate than the national average.

New podcast: On Bicyclist Behavior

On the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s newest podcast, hosts Waffiyyah Murray and Randy LoBasso speak with Cadence Youth Cycling coach Krystal Philson about bicyclist behavior, and the negative perceptions of cyclists supposedly breaking the law at higher rates than other road users. The conversation was initiated by a recent survey which seems to show […]

American Street Bike Lane Ordinance Introduced

An ordinance for a federally-funded improvement project on American Street was introduced in City Council on Thursday, paving the way for Philadelphia’s first raised protected bike lane.

Vision Zero Draft Action Plan: Add Your Comments

Vision Zero has become a major priority for Mayor Jim Kenney over the past year, and that’s because supporters and advocates all over Philadelphia made it an issue. Announced the same week of The Bicycle Coalition’s Vision Zero 2017 Conference, Mayor Kenney’s budget dedicates $5 million for Vision Zero and we hope to encourage him […]

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