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City Announces Construction on JFK-Market Protected Bike Lanes

Construction on the new protected bike lanes along JFK and Market Streets in Center City will begin on Monday, May 21, according to a City of Philadelphia press release. “Restriping and installation of flexible delineator posts and signage are expected to be completed within two weeks, weather permitting. Work will include temporary, short term lane […]

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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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Bike To Work Day is Friday, May 18 — Rain or Shine!

Philadelphia’s annual Bike To Work Day is Friday, May 18—rain or shine—and cyclists around Philadelphia will be greeted by fellow riders at “Energizer Stations,” where they will get free La Colombe coffee, Zipcar bike lights, ABUS commuter wipes, Capital One café cards, Powercrunch bars and more. We’ll also have friends from some of our partner bike shops present with air and […]

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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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How Can Spring Garden Street Be Protected?

In light of the horrific tragedy that took place on Spring Garden Street this weekend, it’s worth giving an update on the street, and where the protected lanes for it stand. As many know, a plan was birthed in 2010 to create a middle-lane “Greenway” on Spring Garden Street, which would be part of the […]

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Ride of Silence is Wednesday, May 16th

The Ride of Silence will take place Wednesday, May 16th 2018 at 6:45 P.M. The purposes of this silent ride are to honor cyclists killed/injured in motor vehicle related crashes and to raise awareness about the rights of cyclists to ride the roads. Eight bicyclists have been killed in the Delaware Valley in the last year. […]

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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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Neighborhood Organizations Vote in Favor of Bike Lane Upgrades

On Tuesday evening, the Washington West Civic Association and the Center City Residents Association both voted in favor of upgrading the Spruce and Pine bike lanes in Center City, Philadelphia. The meetings—which featured presentations by members of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems—were conducted in order to get letters of support for Councilmen Squilla […]

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Go to These Spruce and Pine Meetings, Sign This Petition

The City (Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems) is presenting to the Boards of CCRA and WashWest about their plan for Spruce & Pine Bike lanes as follow ups to the early April public meetings, tonight. OTIS is seeking letters of support from two civic associations (Washington West and Center City Residents Association), per requests from […]

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Governor Wolf’s Office Announces TA Set-Aside $$

Governor Wolf’s office just announced PennDOT’s latest round of funding for the Transportation Alternative’s Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) program, which “provides funding for projects and activities defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation, […]

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