Our Research

Our reports draw needed attention to issues affecting bicyclists, as well as highlight strides we’ve made as a region in supporting safer bicycling and walking.

Archived Research from 2017

2017 BIKE PHL FACTS

Analysis of results from the Bicycle Coalition’s 2017 Bike Counts. Click here to read the report.

The Circuit Trails 2017 Report

Annual report on progress made during 2017 to complete the Circuit Trail Network.

2016

2016 BIKE PHL FACTS

Analysis of results from the Bicycle Coalition’s 2016 Bike Counts. Click here to read the report.

The Circuit Trails 2016 Report

Annual report on progress made during 2016 to complete the Circuit Trail Network.

2015

2015 BIKE COUNTS

Analysis of results from the Bicycle Coalition’s 2016 Bike Counts. Click here to read the report.

The Circuit Trails 2015 Report

Annual report on progress made during 2015 to complete the Circuit Trail Network.

2015 Vision Zero Philadelphia

A report on making Philadelphia’s streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. This report looks at crash data, separated by Councilmanic districts, neighborhoods, and intersections.

Better Mobility

Better Mobility laid out 10 strategies for the next mayor and City Council to help make a better, safer Philadelphia for all road users. All mayoral candidates agreed with the platform.

2014

2014 BIKE PHL FACTS

Analysis of results from the Bicycle Coalition’s 2016 Bike Counts. Click here for the report.

Safer Streets Philadelphia

A report on making Philadelphia’s streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. This report compares Philadelphia to other peer cities based on transportation and bike lane mileage data.

2013

Crossover: Bridge Ahead Impassable 

An examination of the limited bicycle and pedestrian access on twelve bridges crossing the Delaware River at or near Philadelphia. Click here for the report.

Crash Locations in Philadelphia

In partnership with Azavea, we created a map of bike-crash locations in Philadelphia.

2012

Safe Streets, Healthy Neighborhoods: South Philadelphia 

Working with the communities along the southern portion of the Broad Street Corridor, the Bicycle Coalition and volunteers from the Community Design Collaborative developed conceptual plans for what bike friendly streets might look like within the dense, primarily residential fabric of South Philadelphia, where cycling rates are some of the highest in the country. Click here to read.

2011

Mode Shift: Philadelphia’s Two-Wheeled Revolution in Progress 

Using Bicycle Coalition counts and US Census statistics, this report maps and dissects bicycling in the city and region. By breaking down bicycle commuting rates by neighborhood, the report sheds new light on the high levels of bicycle commuting in Philadelphia’s core, where bicycle commuting rates in South Philly and Center City top 5%. This May 2011 report also shows how bike lanes significantly decrease the scourge of sidewalk bicycle riding.

2010

Crossing the Delaware for Transportation Independence 

The Ben Franklin Bridge shouldn’t be an obstacle course for bicyclists and pedestrians while being a race course for cars. This report makes recommendations to the Delaware River Port Authority on how to improve the Ben Franklin Bridge walkway so that it is a high quality transportation connector between Philadelphia and Camden for all of its users.

2008-2004

2008

Double Dutch – Bicycling Jumps in Philadelphia

Summary and analysis of the Bicycle Coalition’s 2008 bicycle counts, at key intersections and the Schuylkill River bridges, which documented that bicycling increased 104% since 2005.

Philadelphia Bike Parking Study

This report presented an audit of existing Philadelphia bike parking conditions, and made policy recommendations for improving those conditions.

Facts & Figures

In 2008, Philadelphia had 36,000 bicycle commuters and up to 600 bicyclists crossed the Schuylkill River bridges during the evening rush? The Bicycle Coalition compiled statistics for Philadelphia, surrounding counties, and the Delaware Valley region using the latest national and regional survey data.

Riverline 4 Year Bike Access Report

A status report on bicycle usage of the RiverLine between 2004-2008.

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