The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Promoting a safe and fun way to get around the Greater Philadelphia region.

Our Mission

Through advocacy and education, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia leads the movement to make every bicycle ride safe, to empower youth and adults to ride, and to foster a ridership that reflects the diversity of the region.

Philadelphians who bike to work at least 3x a week

Number of Indego trips in 2023

Number of people participating in free bike education classes in 2023

Miles of Circuit Trails completed

2023 Trail funding secured in NJ/PA through our advocacy

Our Vision

By the year 2040, anyone in the Philadelphia region can ride a bike confidently, joyfully, and free of traffic violence, on a network of connected circuit trails, bike lanes, and safe streets. Bicycling is an accessible form of commuting and recreation for all, connecting people to each other, their neighborhoods, and the region.

We Will Realize Our Vision by Acting on a Core Set of Beliefs

Get Stuff Done. We strive to be efficient, organized, and results-driven in our daily work. We proactively solve problems and adapt well to changing circumstances.

Advance Equity. Internally and externally, we work to create policies and practices that center our commitments to equity across all departments.

Collaborate. Our success requires collaboration and partnerships. We center relationship building and clear communication in our daily work.

Be Accountable. We are accountable to our members, staff, board members, and community partners for excellence in pursuit of our mission and transparency in our operations.

Pursue Balance. The road to victory is long. We will balance work while having plenty of time for family, friends, and joyful bike rides.

Have Fun. Enough said!

Our History

Founded in 1972, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia partners with community, governmental, public, and private actors in order to make streets safer and advocate for a greener Philly. The Bicycle Coalition promotes healthy living and healthy transportation; it promotes a way of life, and a way of bringing people together for a greater purpose.

Our Key Initiatives

We advocate for a sustainable transportation network that prioritizes bicycling and safe mobility with an emphasis on under-resourced communities.

Throughout Philadelphia, we advocate for additional protected bicycle lanes and Circuit Trails to create a high quality, connected network of bicycle infrastructure. Throughout the region, we advocate for the completion of the Circuit Trails network and the addition of regional bike lanes. We advocate for state-level policies that advance safe and sustainable mobility across the region, and we partner with coalitions that advance safe and sustainable multimodal mobility.

We work to empower youth and adults to ride bicycles and foster ridership that reflects the diversity of the region. 

We seek to build healthy habits, independence, and leadership through the Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling Program; strengthen community-based bicycle safety education programming; and increase broad access to bicycling and bicycling safety education.

Nonprofit Information

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit.

Board of Directors

Edward Chang – Chair | Varlo Sports

Amanda Benner – Vice Chair | PECO

Raymond Wynman – Treasurer | Global Tax Management

Corey Bell | City of Philadelphia

Perry Benson | Architect

Jeffrey Braff | Cozen O’Connor

Latanya Byrd | Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia

Anthony J. Campisi III | Walnut Lane Strategies

Eric Frary | Michael Baker International

Milay Galvez | Bike Co

Sharon Holloman | Philadelphia School District

Jerome Jacobs | Argent Wealth Management

Chris Jandoli | HNTB

Krys Johnson | PennDOT

Michelle Lee | Protocol Labs

Ryan Oelkers | Development Consultant

Megan Ryerson | University of Pennsylvania

Steve Salomon | M&T Bank

Ryan Sullivan | Wharton

Rae Whatley | Jikiden Reiki

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