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By Bob Previdi On Wednesday, November 8th 2017, the Vision Zero Alliance organized a community listening session at the YMCA in West Philadelphia. This event brought residents of the community together to talk about road safety issues and what improvements they would like to see happen in the future. This session focused on the issues […]
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By Kyle Hearing In an effort to understand the impact of the West Chestnut Street parking-protected bike lane, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has been busy collecting data. Two sets of recent bike counts gathered data on bicyclist behavior before and after the lane was installed, while an online survey was used to learn more about what […]
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Since its installation this summer, the West Chestnut Street parking-protected bike lane has been a huge success. People who ride bikes in, out, and through, West Philadelphia have been using the lane with relative ease, and the lane has successfully calmed traffic on what has historically been one of Philadelphia’s most crash-prone stretches of street. […]
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Due to construction on the Chestnut Street Bridge, those traveling east on the West Chestnut Street protected bike lane will have to follow a detour beginning in early 2019. There will also be nighttime closings on the Schuylkill river trail on the chestnut street bridge, 10pm-5am.
By Kyle Hearing Though we are still collecting data on what cyclists think about the West Chestnut Street protected bike lane, the feedback so far from the online survey has been overwhelmingly positive. The vast majority of bicyclists have told us that they feel safer riding along this stretch of Chestnut Street than they do on most streets in Philadelphia and believe […]
The West Chestnut Street protected bike lane, between 45th and 34th Streets on Chestnut, has been open an in use for almost two months—and we want to know what you as users of the facility think about it. Has it made your bike ride better? Safer? We are dedicated to continuing to advocate for the extension and […]
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At a press conference in the International House on Tuesday, the City of Philadelphia officially opened the West Chestnut Street parking-protected bike lane. The protected bike lane is the first of its kind, and provides safe access for cyclists between 45th and 34th Streets in West Philadelphia. Given the weather, the press conference celebrating the […]
The new West Chestnut Street parking-protected bike lane will open on Tuesday, and the Bicycle Coalition is hosting a ride to the City of Philadelphia’s official ribbon cutting for the bike lane. The City of Philadelphia is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference for the West Chestnut Street bike lane on Tuesday at 11am […]
I put out a video on Monday explaining that the West Chestnut Street protected bike lane’s striping has begun. Since then, the Bicycle Coalition has gotten a lot of emails and messages about the lane, and people have been riding the lane. I know it’s confusing, given construction is happening at night. But the lane […]
Striping for the West Chestnut Street parking-protected bike lane began on August 7, 2017 — right on schedule. To mark (and explain) the occasion, we created the below video. Enjoy.