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Now Officially Open: The Schuylkill River Trail South-Christian Segment

Officials and trail enthusiasts were giddy at the packed opening of the new segment of the Schuylkill River Trail opening on Friday, April 20. The new section of trail is between South Street and Christian Street, and includes a stairway from the new Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia building to the trail. Among those in attendance […]

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SUCCESS: Philadelphia Announces Sideguards on Trash Trucks

The City of Philadelphia announced on Wednesday that it will begin requiring all new trash hauling trucks to undergo a series of safety improvements, including the installation of side guards. Side guards—panels installed between the wheels of vehicles—on trucks have been utilized by cities all around the world and led to increased safety in those […]

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Last Chance to Reserve Your Seat at Brunch This Sunday!

Our first annual ProfiteROLL wouldn’t have been such a success without the generosity of Philadelphia’s restaurant community. That generosity will be on display again this Sunday at Le Cheri, thanks to chef/owners Charlotte and Pierre Calmels. Their connection to the Emily Fredricks Memorial Fund is strong; Emily was their pastry chef before she was tragically […]

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Manayunk Bridge Cyclists: You’re Getting a Curb Cut

At last week’s meeting of DVRPC’s Regional Technical Committee, the DVRPC board approved $30,000 in funding for “Manayunk Trail Gateway Improvements.” This trail win was the result of users reaching out to us with feedback on how to improve the bike access to the parking lot at the Manayunk end of the bridge, at Dupont […]

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The Highs and Lows of Tuesday’s Streets Department Hearing

The Bicycle Coalition assembled a group of volunteers on Monday morning, going door-to-door in City Hall, advocating for two pieces of the mayor’s proposed budget. First, we were asking the City Council members we met with to support an increase in Streets Department funding, to better pave city streets. Second, we were asking for those […]

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Take Action: Help DRWC oppose proposed gas station on Delaware River Waterfront

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is going before the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday, April 18th to oppose a variance application submitted by Tower Development to build a Super Wawa Gas Station at Tasker and Columbus Boulevard. DRWC wrote a very compelling op-ed last week making the case that gas stations were specifically prohibited […]

Bicycle Coalition, Volunteers, Advocate in City Hall for Better Funding

Members of the Bicycle Coalition staff and volunteers went room-to-room on Monday, advocating directly for increased Streets Department funds and a proposed 13-person maintenance crew to specifically fix Vision Zero infrastructure, like faded bike lanes, broken flexposts, faded and nonexistent crosswalks, and other safety devices. In advance of the Monday meetings, the Bicycle Coalition put […]

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North American Street Construction to Begin Monday

The Streets Department announced today that work on the North American Streetscape Project, which includes roadway resurfacing, line striping and bike lanes, will begin on Monday, April 16. The project will go from Girard to Indiana Streets and also includes the removal of unused trolley track infrastructure and the installation of ADA ramps. Most of […]

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New Program to Assist Families With Bicycling Gear

On Saturday, April 14, members of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will gather at Southwark School in South Philadelphia for Equipando Familias en Bicicleta, a new family bicycling rental program funded by PECO. The program is meant to help families who want to ride together in a safe, and fun way. “The program helps […]

Bicycle Coalition Testifies in Favor of New Bike Lanes in West Philly, Callowhill

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia testified in favor of bills for new bike lanes in West Philadelphia and Callowhill on Monday. During a meeting of the Streets and Services Committee in Philadelphia City Council, Bicycle Coalition policy coordinator Bob Previdi spoke in favor of bills which would create new bike lanes on Lansdowne Drive […]

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