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Circuit Resolution Adopted in Delaware County

On Wednesday, July 11, Delaware County became the 5th in our region to adopt a resolution in support of completing 500 miles of The Circuit Trails by 2025. DelCo joins Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Camden Counties in adopting the resolution! Coming soon: Philadelphia County. Then, we turn our attention to New Jersey, where we look […]

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22nd Street Demonstrations Were Heard — Now Sign the Petition

Demonstrators showed up early Tuesday morning to mount their frustrations at the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Police, the Philadelphia Parking Authority, and Wawa, for allowing the 22nd Street bike lane to become a decrepit mess, and becoming a glorified parking lot for delivery drivers and convenience store customers. We participated in, and covered, the protest, […]

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Check out These New #VisionZero Trash Trucks

Members of the Philadelphia Office of Transportation and Utilities were out on JFK Boulevard on Tuesday, showing off new garbage trucks that have added Vision Zero protections, including night vision cameras on each side of the truck, side guards, and side mirrors. 1,989 total views, 62 views today

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Report From Today’s Human-Protected Bike Lane

There were already multiple vehicles parked in the 22nd Street bike lane when protesters showed up just before 8am on Tuesday morning. It was a sort of fitting, if maddening, example of why a group had begun forming in front of a new Wawa on the corner. The point of Tuesday’s demonstration—a human protected bike lane […]

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Majority of Bike Lane Parking Tickets on Spruce and Pine Streets

Philadelphia handed out 2,116 parking tickets for motor vehicles illegally parked in bike lanes during the first five months of 2018, according to statistics provided by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Amazingly – but not surprisingly – the majority of tickets handed out by the PPA and Philadelphia Police Department are on Spruce and Pine Streets […]

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How to Ease Congestion in Philadelphia: Our Recommendations

The Center City District’s (CCD) recent report, “Keep Philadelphia Moving,” issued in March 2018 outlines many of the mobility challenges facing Center City. We concur with many of the recommendations in the report, including the need to collect more data by installing the necessary equipment necessary to monitor traffic continually. In addition to the CCD […]

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Obstructed 22nd Street Bike Lane a Dangerous Hazard

A new Wawa opened at 22nd and South Street earlier this spring and has made the already-deteriorating bike lane go from bad to worse for people commuting into Center City from South Philadelphia. Every day, consistently, people park their cars in front of the convenience store to run in and grab some of the many […]

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‘Hub and Spoke’ Update: On Our Way

In March 2017, we told you about Hub and Spoke, our vision of a high quality bicycle network for Philadelphia, allowing for easy access to Greater Center City via North, South, and West Philadelphia.  The concept is that Philadelphia needs a high quality connected network to grow its bicycle culture and dramatically increase the number of bicycle trips. This […]

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Locust and Race Street Crossings Closed

The Streets Department recently noted they are closing the pedestrian gates at Race and Locust Streets along Schuylkill Banks. If you commute via the Schuylkill River Trail, or plan on using it in the coming days (or weeks … we don’t have a good time frame yet as to how long they’ll be closed), please […]

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Philadelphia Trucks Need Side Guard Requirements Now

In what police are calling a terrible tragedy, cyclist Tomas Montanez was killed on Friday by a the driver of a right-turning dump truck at the corner of Luzerne Street and Whitaker Avenue in Philadelphia. Going west on Luzerne, the cyclist was riding next to the truck on the shoulder. At Whitaker, the truck driver […]

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