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Podcast: Bike Share Successes and Failures

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced $33 million in Transportation Alternative Project grants for the state of Pennsylvania, which included several million dollars for projects in the Greater Philadelphia Region. We wrote all about the Circuit Trails and protected bike lanes being funded by that grant, but what’s also being funded through the grant […]

Bike the Strike: A Note for First Time Cyclists

As of now, we still don’t know if the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will strike on November 1. According to the most recent reports on October 31, talks are ongoing. The Transport Workers Union Local 234 and SEPTA have not yet reached a deal. So, we are prepared for a strike. And if the strike […]

NACTO Report Shows Philly Needs to Catch Up

In July, the National Association for City Transportation Officials published the third NATCO Bike Share Equity Practitioners paper. The title of the report is Equity Bike Share Means Building Places for People to Ride.

Ambassador Spotlight: Cycling through the community with passion

The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is an effort led by the City of Philadelphia that works to ensure that Indego bike share is accessible to all Philadelphians. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a non­profit advocacy and education organization working as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership to support bike share and […]

Dangerous Trolley Tracks Removed in South Philly

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has long been dedicated to getting rid of unused trolley track around many city corridors. Many of those tracks are from the old Route 23 trolley, which was suspended in 1992! Talk to a handful of cyclists, and you’ll probably hear at least a few stories about getting road […]

Ambassador Spotlight: Building a Brighter Future in South Philly

The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is an effort led by the City of Philadelphia that works to ensure that Indego is accessible to all Philadelphians. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a non-profit advocacy and education organization working as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership to support bike share and biking education. […]

What They’re Saying about the Better Bike Share Partnership’s Learn to Ride Class

The Better Bike Share Partnership team at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia holds 2-hour class Learn to Ride classes for ages 16 and up. Learn to Ride classes help participants learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike. As well as how to adjust a helmet for proper fit, and hand […]

Podcast Series: Indego Bike Share 1-Year Anniversary

Indego is Philadelphia’s bike sharing system and it turned one year old in April 2016. However, it took almost ten years for bike share to come to Philly. It all started with one person’s trip to France and his and others’ battle with the city to bring bike share to Philadelphia.

Podcast Series: Pedal Posse Divas

Stephanie Ford is the founder of Pedal Posse Divas, a three-year old, all women’s cycling group in Philadelphia. Originally Ford would post of Facebook, telling her friends when she would be going on bike rides. A group formed,and 6-8 friends came up with the name, the Pedal Posse Divas.

The Bicycle Coalition’s Guide to Biking in Philly During the DNC

As noted at a Chamber of Commerce business briefing last week, the city is encouraging bicycle use during the Democratic National Convention as, among other things, a way to make sure traffic isn’t more tied up than usual. The city is expecting anywhere from 50,000-100,000 additional people in Philadelphia between July 22 and July 29—the […]

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