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The Bicycle Coalition Recognized at NJ Complete Streets Conference

On Tuesday, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia attended the New Jersey Complete Streets Conference and were honored, while there, to receive three awards for our advocacy work. First, we were recognized as Complete Streets Champions at the Summit, for our work in complete streets in New Jersey. Over the past year, we’ve worked with […]

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Action Alert: Tell DVRPC to Set Aside $1 Million for New Jersey Circuit Trails

In 2017, Bicycle Coalition supporters and members told the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to set aside funding dedicated for Circuit Trails in the 2018 New Jersey Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The NJ Counties of the DVRPC heard you loud and clear: They set aside $1 million of federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Funds (CMAQ) […]

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Come To PennDOT’s Bike/Ped Master Plan Open House!

On Thursday May 30 from 4-6pm, PennDOT will be presenting its newly updated Bike/Ped Master Plan, and there are several ways to get involved and make sure your input is heard: Attend the Open House in Harrisburg: 400 North St, Harrisburg PA, 17120 (no RSVP necessary) Attend a simulcast of the presentation at your PennDOT […]

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Parking-Protected Bike Lane and Pedestrian Plaza Bill Introduced in State Senate

Members of the Pennsylvania State Senate introduced legislation on Friday which would allow for parking-protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas on state roads throughout the state. And it’s a pretty big deal. The legislation, introduced by State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila) and co-sponsored by Democrats and Republicans throughout Pennsylvania, will amend the state vehicle code […]

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Tell Your Senators to Vote “NO” on Bill 1885: The AV START Act

By Benjamin Harris With Autonomous vehicles becoming a reality across the country, the auto industry and Silicon Valley are pushing lawmakers to free them from state safety standards. Sponsors of Senate Bill 1885 the AV START ACT, also known as the Automated Vehicle Bill which is currently being pushed through the Senate, are mostly from […]

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You Did It! NJ DOT Saves Millions In Federal Funding After Letter-Writing Campaign

Earlier this year, Bicycle Coalition members in New Jersey took some time out to contact their elected officials about the millions of dollars in federal Transportation Alternatives money the New Jersey Department of Transportation was about to give back to the federal government. Our members sent hundreds of emails out to elected officials all over […]

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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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