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Bicycle Coalition plans for community connection

Note: This blog originally appeared on By Stefani Cox It’s easy to fall prey to routine in planning classes and other kinds of community engagement. But Philadelphia’s bicycle coalition is determined to build programming that really matters to locals. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) is figuring out how to tweak its staple […]

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Better Bike Share teams up with North American Bikeshare Association for 2018 conference

By Stefani Cox The news is out! Next September 4-7th brings a joint bike share conference to Portland, Oregon. The conference will be a partnership between the North American Bikeshare Association and the Better Bike Share Partnership, with involvement and support from the Portland Bureau of Transportation. 2,301 total views, 5 views today

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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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Bike Share Company Plans To Internalize Diversity And Inclusion

Bicycle Transit Systems — Philadelphia office Source: Bicycle Transit Systems A major U.S. bike share operator has started planning for equity from a new angle — building an inclusive environment within its own offices. Bicycle Transit Systems manages the bike share systems for Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, and Las Vegas. It’s been in business […]

Better Bike Share Partnership Receives Two More Years of Funding

Editor’s note: This article about the Better Bike Share Partnership is being cross-posted from It was written by Stefani Cox. The Better Bike Share Partnership is excited to announce new funding from The JPB Foundation to continue our work in bike share equity. The funding will extend BBSP’s initiatives by two years. In this second phase, […]

14 New Indego Stations Coming

Philadelphia’s bike sharing system, Indego Bike Share, recently turned two, and the results of the system continue to be encouraging. According to Indego, in April 2017, the system had reached 1.2 million trips. Thirty new stations and 300 new bikes were installed thanks to support of the William Penn Foundation. A new Indego30 Access Pass […]

2016 Bike Count Data Show Slow, Consistent, Growth

According to the US Census 2015 American Community Survey Philadelphia still has the highest bike commute rate among the 10 largest cities in the US, at 2.2 percent although in the past few years the City of Chicago has slowly chipped away at Philadelphia’s lead (1.8 percent in 2015). In and around Center City, bicycle […]

Bicycle Coalition in the 2010s: Openings

With the momentum gained in the 2000s, the Bicycle Coalition has forged ahead the past 7 years to achieve great milestones for the biking community. Finally recognized as a major player in city transportation, biking has increased by 260% between 2005 and 2013 thanks to the efforts of the Coalition and the support from the […]

Vision Zero, Bike Share, Central Delaware Trail Included in Capital Budget

Today, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed capital budget appears to be good news for Vision Zero and bicycling infrastructure. There is a commitment of $5 million over six years to support the engineering needs Vision Zero, $1.2 million to expand bike share, and a projection of 75 miles paved during the 2018-2019 paving season and […]

Princeton’s Bike Share Program Shows That Small Places Can Do It Too

It began in 2015 at a single location with the opening of the new Princeton Train Station (Dinky Line Shuttle),Princeton Bike Share is a joint project between Princeton University and the Municipality of Princeton. There are now 15 stations with nearly 100 bicycles in the system. The system is managed by Zagster. A bike share […]

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