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NJ Trail Funding Will Be Wasted if We Don’t Take Action

Do you want New Jersey to have more miles of connected walking and bicycling trails? Sure you do. Unfortunately, due to inefficient management, the state is actually on the verge of losing funding it’s already received for Circuit Trails and other bicycle and pedestrian projects.  The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and its predecessor, Transportation Enhancements (TE), […]

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One Last Push: Speed Camera Legislation is Closer Than Ever

The Bicycle Coalition has been traveling to Harrisburg for the past couple years to advocate for statewide legislation that would slow down motor vehicle drivers, making streets safer for all road users. One of these bills is Senate Bill 172 – a speed camera legislation pilot for Roosevelt Boulevard – and it’s closer than ever […]

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City Council Ordinances Introduced for Spruce and Pine Bike Lanes

At yesterday’s City Council session, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Mark Squilla introduced four ordinances necessary to allow the Streets Department to “flip” the river-to-river bike lane with the parking lanes on Spruce and Pine streets when it repaves the roads this coming fall. Bill No. 180512: “An Ordinance revising parking regulations on Pine Street between South […]

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Take Action: Make Progress On These 8 Circuit Projects In The PA TIP

Beautiful trail, yes? We agree, and we are advocating for that there be over 750 miles of Circuit trails like this in our nine-county, multi-state region by 2040, so everyone will be able to experience this kind of natural beauty by bike, not just folks who can get to Valley Forge. Unfortunately, our region is […]

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Tonight: Meeting About Lincoln Drive Changes

The City of Philadelphia recently began a $12.1 million construction project along Lincoln Drive in Northwest Philadelphia, between Ridge Avenue and Wayne Avenue, and there is a meeting tonight in Germantown to discuss some of the changes that are taking place. We believe certain, specific changes can be made to make part of the street […]

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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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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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Come Hear About the Spruce/Pine Bike Lane Plan

When the bike lanes on Spruce and Pine were installed in 2009, they were pretty cutting edge, as far as U.S. bike lanes went. Stretching from river to river, the lanes were installed after removing a lane of motor vehicle traffic, and prioritized bicycle transportation and pedestrian safety. Despite the occasional motorists who used a […]

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oTIS Announces Plans to Improve Spruce & Pine Bike Lanes in 2018

  Newsflash!  The press release from the Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems (reproduced below) was released around 6:15pm this evening. oTIS is planning to discuss how they will be repaving and improving the Spruce/Bike bike lanes at two public open houses on April 4-5. Mark your calendars and please come one of the meetings!  […]

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8-Year-Old Girl Killed by Driver in North Camden

On Thursday afternoon, 8-year-old Lela Cruz was struck and killed by an elderly motorist who lost control of his vehicle on the 400 block of State Street in North Camden. She was riding her bike on the sidewalk when the motorist drove over the curb, hit another adult victim and the stoop of a house, […]

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