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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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Thank Councilman Bobby Henon for Securing Philly’s First Protected Bike Lanes

As readers of this blog and our newsletter are well aware, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has spent the last few years advocating for physically-protected bike lanes on Philadelphia’s streets. We’ve been in talks with several city agencies and city officials about installing such safe infrastructure for Philly’s cyclists. Councilman Bobby Henon, of Philadelphia’s 6th […]

Temple Student Struck by Hit and Run Motorist

On April 29th at 7:20pm, 22-year-old Rachel Hall was riding her bike through the intersection of Diamond and Park Ave at the north end of Temple’s North Philadelphia Campus when she was struck and critically injured by a hit-and-run driver. According to several news sources, Ms. Hall remains in critical condition and is currently on life […]

Sarah Clark Stuart Makes Vision Zero Case in PlanPhilly

If you still haven’t heard of the term “Vision Zero,” that’s OK—you’re busy. But now you’re reading this, and when Philadelphia’s mayoral candidates begin using the aforementioned term this spring, you probably want to know what they’re talking about, right? Vision Zero is the policy that attempts to bring the loss of life in traffic to […]

Why We’re Thankful: Vision Zero

This blog is part of our year-end “Why We’re Thankful” series, highlighting the Bicycle Coalition’s—and your—accomplishments of 2014. Part of the reason we advocate for bicycle infrastructure is to keep everyone safe on the road—bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers. We advocate in plan view and behind the scenes to make sure our elected officials are advocating […]

Man On A Bicycle Struck And Killed Near West Chester

A man on a bicycle was struck and killed by a driver of a trash truck around 10AM Christmas Eve on the 700 Block of East Market St in West Goshen Township near the West Chester border. West Goshen Police have not published details of the crash or the name of the victim, but they are asking […]

Councilwoman Bass Introduces ‘Vision Zero’ Resolution

We were pretty excited to hear that, after the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia released our Safer Streets report last week, someone in City Council responded swiftly. First reported by PlanPhilly, Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced a resolution on Thursday, Dec. 11, calling for hearings on a Vision Zero plan. She wants to cut traffic injuries in […]

Ten-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies in Northeast Philadelphia

Earlier this month, Mekhi Freeman, a ten-year-old student at Solis-Cohen Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia was killed in a crash while he was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Loretto and Longshore Avenues.   Freeman was riding west through the intersection when he was struck by an SUV that dragged him about fifty feet. No […]

Complications Hindering 22nd Street Bike Lane Extension

A few weeks ago, 22nd Street between Spring Garden Street and Fairmount Avenue was milled and prepared for resurfacing. The City’s 2012 Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan calls for a bike lane for this stretch of 22nd Street, and the Streets Department is prepared to install the bike lane. But things have gotten complicated. For these five blocks […]

We Do Not Need to Accept Traffic Deaths in Philadelphia

Early Saturday morning, 38-year old Antonio (Tony) Sandoval Aparecio was killed while bicycling through the intersection of 2nd and Girard in Northern Liberties. He had just left Johnny Brenda’s, where he had worked as a cook for many years. The intersection at which the crash occurred. View PA/NJ Bicycle Crashes 2011-2014 in a larger map Tony […]

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