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Help us Make Spruce and Pine Safer

On June 4, City Council will hold hearings about Spruce and Pine Streets in Center City, Philadelphia. If you use Spruce and Pine, your participation is vital. We are encouraging all bicyclists who use these important streets to come to the hearing at any point between 1pm and 4pm on June 4 to show your support for making them safer in […]

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CBS Features Bicycle Coalition in its latest investigation

In a recent segment, CBS Philly asked Randy LoBasso of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia; and Ronald Blount, a professional taxi driver in Philadelphia and organizer; to participate in an on-street study of cyclists’ and drivers’ behavior and talk about places where cyclists and drivers agree. For the story, CBS asked me (Randy) and […]

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New Jersey DOT Announces 2018 Communities Grants

On May 11th, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) launched its “Commitment to Communities Initiative” to help local governments deliver successful transportation projects. This initiative offers Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside grants (Trenton) available to local governments to help them succeed in delivering transportation projects that improve the quality of life for […]

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Wissahickon Gateway: It’s Happening

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission held its final public meeting about the Wissahickon Gateway Project on Wednesday May 23. The project seeks to address many issues simultaneously: improved transit service via a considerably expanded Wissahickon Transportation Center (WTC), closing one of the most significant gaps in the Schuylkill River Trail and The Circuit Trails, improving pedestrian connectivity […]

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Center City Residents Association Releases Letter in Support of Spruce/Pine Changes

Center City Residents Association President Wade Albert wrote a letter to Councilman Kenyatta Johnson in support of changes being proposed to the westernmost parts of Spruce and Pine Street bike lanes in Center City, Philadelphia. Such letters of support are vital to get the Councilperson to support changes to city bike lanes. In their letter, […]

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Come to the Final Wissahickon Gateway Meeting on Wednesday

The final Wissahickon Gateway meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend to hear about the 12-month study on the project, which covers the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Main Street in Manayunk. The project, once completed, will help cyclists navigate themselves from the Kelly Drive path into […]

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Explore the Circuit: Chester Valley and Valley Forge Ride This Saturday

This Saturday, May, 26th from 1pm to 4pm join us as we explore the expanding Circuit Trails network, as part of the Bicycle Coalition’s “Explore the Circuit” Ride series. We will be starting out on the Chester Valley Trail then head north using local roads to Valley Forge National Historic Park. We will then explore the park […]

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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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