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2017 was a banner year for bicycling in Philadelphia. We counted a record amount of bicycle traffic on the South Street Bridge. The 2017 Census Data which was released about a year later confirmed our trend. Philadelphia was buckling the national trend of stagnated...read more
Here at the Bicycle Coalition, we are wrapping up our summer season and preparing for a busy season of advocacy and engagement, including the 2019 Active Transportation Forum and drumming up support for the legalization of parking protected bike lanes and pedestrian...read more
In 2017, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) performed a “Level of Traffic Stress” (LTS) analysis of the five Pennsylvania counties in the Philadelphia region. Using a multi-faceted set of data (road widths, shoulders, bike lanes,...read more
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Bike Pittsburgh launch effort to legalize parking protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas
Members of the Pennsylvania State Legislature introduced legislation which would allow for parking-protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas on state roads throughout the state. The bipartisan bills in the House and Senate, co-sponsored by Democrats and Republicans...read more
In 2018, the City of Baltimore launched a dockless e-scooter pilot program to study the implementation issues that included safety, deployment in what the City calls equity zones and public support for the program. The City Department of Transportation has...read more
In what has become a terrible reality for Philadelphia, total traffic deaths in 2018 remained stuck at around 100 for the year—and, in fact, increased from 99 in 2017, to 103 in 2018. Of those who were killed in traffic, 42 were pedestrians, four were bicyclists, and...read more