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oTIS Rolls Out Proposal For Protected Bike Lanes on 10th and 13th

Earlier this week, planners from the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems attended the Callowhill Neighbors Association meet at Azavea on Spring Garden Street to unveil a proposal to redesign the bike lanes on 10th and 13th Street from Vine to Spring Garden Streets. Both streets were early demonstration projects for buffered bike lanes in Center […]

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West Chestnut Clean Up Postponed, And The Reason Will Not Shock You

At this time last year we scheduled a clean up of the West Chestnut bike lane, only to have Philadelphia Streets Department swoop in with a preemptive sweep up. Once again, our plans to clean the West Chestnut Bike Lane were foiled. We planned to tidy up on Saturday December 15. Kudos to Streets for cleaning […]

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Roosevelt Boulevard Needs Better Bike Lanes Sooner

By Benjamin Harris On December 11th, the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure System (oTIS) will hold an open house and the final workshop for this phase of the Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change Program, in an effort to help shape the long-term future of Roosevelt Blvd in Northeast Philadelphia. The Boards, which are available here, show interim […]

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One Year On: Vision Zero Changes Since Emily Fredricks’ Passing

By Sarah Clark Stuart and Randy LoBasso Early one morning on a dry, cold November day, the driver of a garbage truck took the life of Emily Fredricks, a 24 year-old woman on her way to work while riding on the Spruce Street bike lane.   In the difficult days and weeks and months — […]

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Reporting Sidewalk and Bike Lane Closure Problems Is Making a Dent

By Benjamin Harris Earlier this month the Bicycle Coalition began a pilot with the City of Philadelphia to tackle illegal closures of our sidewalks, bike lanes, and streets, and asked our supporters to report problems with disruptions. See the original post here for more information. We’ve gotten three reports of unpermitted closures, so far — […]

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Streets Department Installing Minimal Protection on 27th Street

The Streets Department has decided to install minimal protection on 27th Street leading to the South Street Bridge. The flex-posts going in on 27th Street, which are supposed to be installed this month, will be a bare minimum measure and, given the area in which they will be placed, are likely be destroyed in a short period […]

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2018 Peter Javsicas Multi-Modal Transportation Advocate Awards & Holiday Reception

Tonight, PenTrans will host the 2018 Peter Javsicas Multi-Modal Transportation Advocate Awards and Holiday Reception, an event to honor the legacy of long-time transportation advocate Peter Javsicas. The event will take place at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia, 215 South 16th Street. Peter Javsicas was a transportation advocate and executive director of Pennsylvanians and a […]

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Tell Your Senators to Vote “NO” on Bill 1885: The AV START Act

By Benjamin Harris With Autonomous vehicles becoming a reality across the country, the auto industry and Silicon Valley are pushing lawmakers to free them from state safety standards. Sponsors of Senate Bill 1885 the AV START ACT, also known as the Automated Vehicle Bill which is currently being pushed through the Senate, are mostly from […]

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Connectivity, Equity, Education, Other Issues at First Suburban Active Transportation Forum

The 2018 SUBURBAN ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION FORUM with the @bcgp is a hit! Thank you to all partners and sponsors! @Pennoni @AARPPA #CitrusGotReal 💚 pic.twitter.com/i0TmwYt8l5 — Lime (@limebike) November 17, 2018 By Benjamin Harris With a whole slew of speakers representing Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties, the Pennsylvania Active Transportation Forum was a huge success […]

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Bicycle Coalition Attends Vision Zero Cities, Organizes Families for Safe Streets

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s Policy Manager Randy LoBasso and Brenda Hernandez Torres traveled to New York City last week to attend the Vision Zero Cities Conference at Columbia University—and learned more about how to organize our emerging Families For Safe Streets program, among other things. 1,790 total views, no views today

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