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22nd Street Demonstrations Were Heard — Now Sign the Petition

Demonstrators showed up early Tuesday morning to mount their frustrations at the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Police, the Philadelphia Parking Authority, and Wawa, for allowing the 22nd Street bike lane to become a decrepit mess, and becoming a glorified parking lot for delivery drivers and convenience store customers. We participated in, and covered, the protest, […]

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Check out These New #VisionZero Trash Trucks

Members of the Philadelphia Office of Transportation and Utilities were out on JFK Boulevard on Tuesday, showing off new garbage trucks that have added Vision Zero protections, including night vision cameras on each side of the truck, side guards, and side mirrors. 1,989 total views, 62 views today

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Report From Today’s Human-Protected Bike Lane

There were already multiple vehicles parked in the 22nd Street bike lane when protesters showed up just before 8am on Tuesday morning. It was a sort of fitting, if maddening, example of why a group had begun forming in front of a new Wawa on the corner. The point of Tuesday’s demonstration—a human protected bike lane […]

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How to Ease Congestion in Philadelphia: Our Recommendations

The Center City District’s (CCD) recent report, “Keep Philadelphia Moving,” issued in March 2018 outlines many of the mobility challenges facing Center City. We concur with many of the recommendations in the report, including the need to collect more data by installing the necessary equipment necessary to monitor traffic continually. In addition to the CCD […]

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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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Automated Speed Enforcement Stalled—For Now

After passing the House Transportation Committee, then the House, then the Senate, then going back to the House, the automated speed enforcement bill we’ve been advocating for was not brought up for a final vote before the Legislature closed for summer recess. So while the bill did not pass, it’s not dead. When the Legislature […]

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Philadelphia Trucks Need Side Guard Requirements Now

In what police are calling a terrible tragedy, cyclist Tomas Montanez was killed on Friday by a the driver of a right-turning dump truck at the corner of Luzerne Street and Whitaker Avenue in Philadelphia. Going west on Luzerne, the cyclist was riding next to the truck on the shoulder. At Whitaker, the truck driver […]

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Ordinances to Improve Spruce and Pine Streets Pass

Back in March, we told you about changed Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems’ plan to make changes to Spruce and Pine Streets which, we believe, will make the streets safer for cyclists going through Center City. After a series of meetings, Council hearings, and advocacy on the part of cyclists and pedestrians all […]

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Read Sarah Clark Stuart’s Vision Zero Testimony

There was a long-awaited Vision Zero in City Council on Tuesday. The Bicycle Coalition and many other members of the Vision Zero Alliance were in attendance, testifying in favor of changes to make Philadelphia’s streets safer. Among those who testified: Becca Refford, Anne Javsicas, Regan Kladstrup, Christopher Puchalsky (OTIS), Jana Tidwell (AAA), Shari Shapiro (Uber), […]

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