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New Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Installed on Parkside Ave.

As part of the city’s Vision Zero plan, a new 2-way bike lane—which is partially protected—was installed recently on Parkside Avenue in West Philadelphia, creating a more organized street, safer for bicycling and walking in that section of the city. The project, which runs from 52nd Street to Girard Avenue, not only creates new, better bicycle […]

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Lawsuit Takes on City Council Bike Lane Ordinance

In a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia filed on behalf of Philadelphia citizen Greg Lang, lawyer Stuart Leon specifically takes on the city’s 2012 ordinance which gives City Council—not engineers—final say over street safety. In 2012, City Council passed a law requiring an ordinance introduced by the District Councilperson encasing a bike lane that […]

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Emily Fredricks Memorial Fund Replaces Bikes Lost to Crashes

In November 2017, Philadelphia resident Emily Fredricks was killed while riding her bicycle to work in Center City, Philadelphia. Since then, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has worked with her family to find ways to make streets safer for cyclists in her memory. One way we’ve done this together is the Emily Fredricks Memorial […]

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Education and Enforcement Campaign to start on JFK, Market

We attended the Market-JFK Vision Zero Safety Project Steering Committee earlier this week. The meeting was convened by Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, and included major property owners and stakeholders along the Market and JFK corridors. We learned a lot about the timeline of the project and what’s coming with respect to education and enforcement. Status […]

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One Last Push: Speed Camera Legislation is Closer Than Ever

The Bicycle Coalition has been traveling to Harrisburg for the past couple years to advocate for statewide legislation that would slow down motor vehicle drivers, making streets safer for all road users. One of these bills is Senate Bill 172 – a speed camera legislation pilot for Roosevelt Boulevard – and it’s closer than ever […]

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Call Your Senator This Week for a Safer Roosevelt Boulevard!

Senate Bill 172, which would legalize speed camera legislation for Roosevelt Boulevard in North and Northeast Philadelphia, is being considered for a vote this week. The bill would slow down motor vehicle users on the Boulevard, likely saving the lives of both pedestrians and drivers, and allow Philadelphia to study this important safety measure. It’s […]

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WIN: Important Intersection Safety Bill Passes Council

In a win for street safety, a bill that would allow Councilmembers to more easily order investigations of deadly intersections recently passed City Council. The bill, written by Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., and sponsored by Jones, Johnson, and O’Neill, would allow the Councilperson who represents the district where a deadly crash occurs to request an […]

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Philly Gets First Bike Signals on JFK Blvd. and Market St.

As part of the JFK-Market protected bike lane pilot project, the City of Philadelphia installed its first bike signals on Wednesday. The signals help people traveling by bicycle to know when and when not to go through the lights at 16th and Market, and 20th and JFK, both somewhat confusing intersections. Although the installations were already planned, […]

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Today’s Vision Zero Hearing POSTPONED

We for word early Wednesday that today’s Vision Zero hearing has been postponed. The hearing, which was set to hear testimony from dozens of members of the Vision Zero Alliance, will convene on June 19th and 3pm. According to a message we received from a City Council staffer, “I write to inform you that we […]

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Spruce and Pine Bills Move Forward in Council

Philadelphia City Council’s Streets and Services Committee, chaired by Councilman Mark Squilla, held a hearing on Monday regarding four bills to change the Spruce and Pine Street bike lanes through Center City. The four bills in question would switch the bike lanes from the right side of the one-way street to the left, which would […]

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