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Roosevelt Boulevard Fatalities Way Up So Far This Year

According to data provided to the Bicycle Coalition by the Philadelphia Police, 53 people have been killed in traffic violence so far this year, 10 of whom lost their lives on Roosevelt Boulevard. The Philadelphia Police regularly provides the Bicycle Coalition with statistical updates so we can keep our PHLtrafficvictims.org page up to date. Other […]

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Obstructed 22nd Street Bike Lane a Dangerous Hazard

A new Wawa opened at 22nd and South Street earlier this spring and has made the already-deteriorating bike lane go from bad to worse for people commuting into Center City from South Philadelphia. Every day, consistently, people park their cars in front of the convenience store to run in and grab some of the many […]

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‘Hub and Spoke’ Update: On Our Way

In March 2017, we told you about Hub and Spoke, our vision of a high quality bicycle network for Philadelphia, allowing for easy access to Greater Center City via North, South, and West Philadelphia.  The concept is that Philadelphia needs a high quality connected network to grow its bicycle culture and dramatically increase the number of bicycle trips. This […]

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Locust and Race Street Crossings Closed

The Streets Department recently noted they are closing the pedestrian gates at Race and Locust Streets along Schuylkill Banks. If you commute via the Schuylkill River Trail, or plan on using it in the coming days (or weeks … we don’t have a good time frame yet as to how long they’ll be closed), please […]

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A Suburban (Tweet)storm Is Coming

  For all of the throngs out there clamoring for a suburban Bicycle Coalition Twitter presence, your long wait is at last over. We’ve just started @BCGPsuburbs, our Twitter account that will be dedicated to Circuit Trails and suburban bike lanes and walkability in our 9-county region. Click here to follow us and get in […]

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Think Far Flung Suburbs Can’t Be Bikeable?

When you think of Philadelphia’s distant exurbs, you may think of the rolling countryside, of farmland being devoured by McMansions, of extreme commutes, of needing a car for the most basic trips, and so forth. But you probably don’t think of bike/ped connectivity. Lower Salford Township in Central Montgomery County has flipped that script. A […]

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Leonard’s Dreamy MontCo Bike Day

I have my tough days at work, and then there are the times where I find myself thinking “I really get paid for this?” Wednesday June 20 2018 shall go down in history as one of the latter days, as three bike events in Montgomery County all fell into place on the same day. I […]

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Unique Funding Opportunity for Bicycle-Pedestrian and Trail Projects in PA

As a result of ACT 89 (the 2013 law that raised the gas tax in Pennsylvania), there are two statewide “multimodal funds” (MTF) that are available to municipalities, councils of government, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, and ports-rail/freight to apply for grants. These funds are supposed to support all types (multi-modal) of transportation […]

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Exit Interview: Bicycle Coalition Ex-Deputy Director Megan Rosenbach

Former Bicycle Coalition Deputy Director Megan Rosenbach recently left our organization to become the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Springboard Collaborative, an organization dedicated to closing the literacy gap in schools. A Teach for America Corp alum, this move actually marks Megan stepping back into the education world after eight years at the Bicycle Coalition […]

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July Supporter Social Features Alex Doty and Pennsylvanians for Transit

Our July Supporter Social features Alex Doty, former Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the League of American Bicyclists. Join us to hear more about his new advocacy venture, Pennsylvanians for Transit. The transportation challenges Pennsylvania faces in the coming decades can undermine every effort to increase jobs, lift people out […]

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