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Tell Harrisburg to Act on PA Road Safety Legislation

The state Legislature’s current session is coming to an end, and the Philadelphia Vision Zero Alliance has been working on getting several bills passed before our state representatives and senators recess for their summer vacation. There are numerous bills in the Legislature we need to see passed this year. They would allow: automated speed enforcement […]

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SUCCESS: Philadelphia Announces Sideguards on Trash Trucks

The City of Philadelphia announced on Wednesday that it will begin requiring all new trash hauling trucks to undergo a series of safety improvements, including the installation of side guards. Side guards—panels installed between the wheels of vehicles—on trucks have been utilized by cities all around the world and led to increased safety in those […]

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Pedestrian Killed on North Front Street

As the Bicycle Coalition has done throughout 2018, members traveled up to Front and Luzerne Streets on Wednesday to bring more attention to Philadelphia’s traffic death epidemic. As noted in the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan, Philadelphia has the highest per-capita traffic death rate amongst its peer cities. Distressingly, pedestrian deaths by number, and percentage […]

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Last Chance to Reserve Your Seat at Brunch This Sunday!

Our first annual ProfiteROLL wouldn’t have been such a success without the generosity of Philadelphia’s restaurant community. That generosity will be on display again this Sunday at Le Cheri, thanks to chef/owners Charlotte and Pierre Calmels. Their connection to the Emily Fredricks Memorial Fund is strong; Emily was their pastry chef before she was tragically […]

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The Highs and Lows of Tuesday’s Streets Department Hearing

The Bicycle Coalition assembled a group of volunteers on Monday morning, going door-to-door in City Hall, advocating for two pieces of the mayor’s proposed budget. First, we were asking the City Council members we met with to support an increase in Streets Department funding, to better pave city streets. Second, we were asking for those […]

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Bicycle Coalition, Volunteers, Advocate in City Hall for Better Funding

Members of the Bicycle Coalition staff and volunteers went room-to-room on Monday, advocating directly for increased Streets Department funds and a proposed 13-person maintenance crew to specifically fix Vision Zero infrastructure, like faded bike lanes, broken flexposts, faded and nonexistent crosswalks, and other safety devices. In advance of the Monday meetings, the Bicycle Coalition put […]

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How Many Deaths Does It Take To Fix An Intersection?

On April 10th at 9:30PM 25-year-old Jacob D. Williams was struck by two vehicles on Route 130 at Pennypacker Dr. on the border of Edgewater Park and Willingboro New Jersey. The official Edgewater Park Police Press release quickly assigned fault to the victim as he was “crossing on the red”. Since 2011 four people have lost […]

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North American Street Construction to Begin Monday

The Streets Department announced today that work on the North American Streetscape Project, which includes roadway resurfacing, line striping and bike lanes, will begin on Monday, April 16. The project will go from Girard to Indiana Streets and also includes the removal of unused trolley track infrastructure and the installation of ADA ramps. Most of […]

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Bicycle Coalition Testifies in Favor of New Bike Lanes in West Philly, Callowhill

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia testified in favor of bills for new bike lanes in West Philadelphia and Callowhill on Monday. During a meeting of the Streets and Services Committee in Philadelphia City Council, Bicycle Coalition policy coordinator Bob Previdi spoke in favor of bills which would create new bike lanes on Lansdowne Drive […]

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New Stop Added to ProfiteROLL Route

Our first annual ProfiteROLL, a pastry scavenger hunt in honor of Emily Fredricks, is taking place on April 15th. The self-guided, take your time ride can be started at any station along the route, and FREE sweet treats will be offered to registered riders at every participating station. We just announced the route, which totals […]

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