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Community Connections: The Circuit 2017 Wrap Up

Sound the horns, the Circuit Trails network is growing! The network’s eventual total has increased from 750 to more than 800 miles due to the addition of newly planned segments, including the Cross County trail in Camden. The Circuit Trails network, which crosses nine counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (click here for map), now […]

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PennDOT Announces Preliminary Plans for I-76 Congestion Management

In November, PennDOT invited BCGP as well as governmental partners along the I-76 corridor to attend an info session on its Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) plan for the I-76 corridor between the PA Turnpike and Route 1. Interventions planned include: 3,819 total views, 2 views today

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Did your PA County get a DCNR Grant for Cycling? (spoiler alert: it did)

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced its latest round of grant awards. The Circuit (and related amenities) in the five counties on the PA side of our region made out quite well, raking in over $4 million in funding. A quick highlight of trail beneficiaries include Bucks Neshaminy […]

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PennDOT Completes SUBURBAN Bike Lanes

In a previous post, we highlighted the progress made towards PennDOT’s first SUBURBAN (yes, you read that correctly) bike lane projects. On Friday last week, we were pleased as punch to be on hand, along with 6abc, for the agency’s official unveiling of the completed facilities. Below is PennDOT’s press release on the event (edited for length), […]

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Cresheim Trail Bridge Project Clears Key Political Hurdle

In December, The Philadelphia City Council Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs voted unanimously to approve bill # 170856 which allows the city of Philadelphia to acquire the train trestle over Germantown Avenue and sign a license of agreement to lease the adjacent right of way to Stenton Avenue. This was a major win for the Friends of the Cresheim Trail, The […]

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SEPTA Multi-Level Rail Cars Are Coming…With Bike Racks

Earlier this year, SEPTA approved the purchase of 45 multi-level rail cars to relieve congestion on its busiest regional rail lines. The first cars will begin arriving in late 2019 and the delivery should be complete in 2020. This is great news for people who want better access for people who want to take their bike […]

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Tacony Creek/Roosevelt Blvd Groundbreaking!

Earlier today, Philadelphia Parks & Rec hosted a groundbreaking ceremony along the Tacony Creek Trail. The segment, known as “Tacony Creek Trail Phase 2,” will for the first time since the construction of Roosevelt Boulevard provide a safe connection between the north and south sections of Tacony Creek Park and surrounding communities.  3,785 total views, 3 views today

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Fall ’17 Circuit Semi-Annual Meeting Recap

Earlier this month, The Circuit Coalition held its Fall 2017 semi-annual meeting at the DVRPC board room. The Coalition is comprised of 51 member organizations that are dedicated to getting The Circuit built and used by residents of and visitors to our region. Here are the highlights: 1,759 total views, 3 views today

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Announcing Our New Chair for Bike Camden County!

We’re pleased as punch to announce that our county affiliate group Bike Camden County has a new Chair: Jordan Lee Miller. Jordan takes over the helm from Mike Cannon, who can now enjoy his retirement in peace! Additionally, we’re excited to announce that Bike Camden County will have a steering committee that’s jam packed with […]

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These Municipalities in our PA Region Won Multi-Modal Awards This Year

On November 14, the Commonwealth Financing Authority announced the latest awardees in its Multi-Modal Transportation Program. Our Research Director John Boyle plucked out those that are relevant to our region and highlighted them in a spreadsheet for your perusal, a snippet of which can be seen here:  This is new money for local bike/ped projects […]

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