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As this weekend’s death of a 74-year-old person on a bicycle at the intersection of Spring Garden, Kelly Drive and Eakins Oval reinforces, the bicycle infrastructure on the Oval is inadequate to protect the lives of bicyclists. Currently, the parking lane in...read more
Sam Ozer’s tragic death at the intersection of Henry Ave and Barnes St. was preventable. Henry Ave in Northwest Philadelphia is one of the most dangerous roads in Philadelphia, responsible for 10 traffic deaths in the past five years, according to PennDOT data....read more
This week, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation began construction on a two mile central segment of the Delaware River Trail — much like the segment that exists between Spring Garden and along Penn Street. The trail will be a two-way cycle track with an...read more
According to the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS), the City of Philadelphia added and improved 33 miles of on-road bike infrastructure (bike lanes and sharrows) in 2017. Included in this number are approximately 4 miles of new bike lanes and...read more
As readers of this blog and our newsletter are well aware, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has spent the last few years advocating for physically-protected bike lanes on Philadelphia’s streets. We’ve been in talks with several city agencies and city...read more