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Another Bucks County Cyclist Killed, This Time by a Hit-and-Run Driver

Early this morning, we learned from the tragic news that another cyclists was struck and killed in Bucks County. Details are very preliminary, but the cyclist, subsequently identified as Kevin Williams, was apparently struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver who was traveling north on Rt 13 in Bristol Borough. Mr. Williams is the […]

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Ghost Bike Dedication for Emily Fredricks This Saturday

On Saturday, December 23, at noon, there will be a “Ghost Bike” Dedication for Emily Fredricks at 11th and Spruce. All are welcome to attend. Fredricks, a pastry chef who worked in Center City, was killed while riding her bicycle to work on November 29. In the bike lane at 11th and Spruce Streets, she was right-hooked […]

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Nearly 100 Come Out For 13th Street Human-Protected Bike Lane

On Tuesday morning, nearly 100 cyclists came out—again—to create a human protected bike lane along 13th Street in Center City, where Becca Refford was right-hooked and run over by a truck last Friday. Refford was badly injured by the truck driver, and, according to her family, will be bed-ridden for about two months. 6,308 total views, 7 views […]

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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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Memorial Ride for Emily Fredricks on Sunday

There will be a Memorial Ride for Emily Fredricks on Sunday, December 3, beginning at 11:30am at the Art Museum Steps. All are welcome to attend. Emily Fredricks was tragically killed on Tuesday, November 28 while riding her bicycle to work along the Spruce Street buffered bike lane. Since then, there have been a number […]

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Advocates Rally for Victims of Traffic Violence After Cyclist Killed on Spruce Street

By Yafa Dias Around 7:25 am Tuesday November 28th, at 11th and spruce, 24-year-old Emily Fredricks was hit and killed by a person driving a private sanitation truck. Fredricks had been cycling down Spruce Street in the bicycle lane when she was hit by the driver when he turned right on 11th street and right-hooked […]

Join us for a Vigil for Victims of Traffic Violence on Wednesday

Tragically, a bicyclist was killed on Tuesday morning after the driver of a private sanitation truck struck her at 11th and Spruce Streets in Center City. It marks the third bicyclist killed in Philadelphia in 2017 and, according to our counts, the 77th traffic death this year. It is time for a change. Spruce and […]

5 Big Tasks in the Vision Zero Action Plan

The City of Philadelphia released its Vision Zero Action Plan on Thursday, September 28. The Bicycle Coalition has long been advocating for such an action plan—and the actions that will make Philadelphia a better, safer place to travel—and will be releasing several blog posts about the plan. The plan itself is good. It uses statistics, […]

Cyclist Struck and Critically Injured in KoP

From the Upper Merion Police Department’s Facebook page: Type of Incident: Bicycle Accident Incident Number: 17-20411 Date of Incident: 9-20-2017 On September 20, 2017 at 7:45 PM the Upper Merion Township Police were dispatched to a report of a bicycle crash at the intersection of First Avenue and Moore Road in the King of Prussia […]

Cyclist Struck and Killed by Rental Van at Suburban Street Rd. Intersection

A person on a bicycle was struck and killed yesterday at the intersection of Street Road and Central Avenue in Lower Southampton Township in Bucks County. He was hit by a rental van that turned left onto Central across his path, apparently during a signal change. was live on the scene of the crash. Its coverage […]

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