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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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Bicycle Coalition and Philadelphia 3.0 to Co-Host ‘Vision Zero in Your Neighborhood: Becoming a Local Champion’

On Tuesday, January 30, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Philadelphia 3.0 will co-host “Vision Zero in Your Neighborhood: Becoming a Local Champion,” a short event explaining the politics involved in bicycling and other Vision Zero issues, and ways anyone can get involved to promote Vision Zero in their own communities. Taking place at […]

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Nearly 100 Come Out For 13th Street Human-Protected Bike Lane

On Tuesday morning, nearly 100 cyclists came out—again—to create a human protected bike lane along 13th Street in Center City, where Becca Refford was right-hooked and run over by a truck last Friday. Refford was badly injured by the truck driver, and, according to her family, will be bed-ridden for about two months. 6,303 total views, 2 views […]

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