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To reduce traffic deaths, city to create new bike lane crew

For years now, cyclists and traffic safety advocates have pushed for funds to reduce traffic deaths in Philadelphia from nearly one hundred a year to zero. The campaign’s brand is Vision…

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After cyclist’s death, protesters form “human-protected bike lane” to demand long-delayed street safety improvements

Around 100 cyclists and traffic safety activists formed a human bike lane this morning near the site where a 24-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by a privately operated garbage truck…

    • 16th and JFK Boulevard, June 14, 2017

Advocate for multimodal transportation killed in crash at 16th and JFK

Peter Javsicas, a beloved figure in Philadelphia’s small world of transportation engineers and planners and Mt. Airy resident, died Tuesday evening of injuries sustained after a motorist jumped the sidewalk curb…

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Vision Zero Action Plan: A Modest Proposal

On Tuesday the City of Philadelphia released a draft of its Vision Zero Action Plan, a three-year roadmap for the first leg of a long march towards zero traffic fatalities.…

    • The wide, high-traffic Boulevard poses a challenge to pedestrians

Rep. Taylor, AAA, and others rally for speed enforcement via radar and cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard

Tuesday morning’s press conference in a dollar store parking lot on Roosevelt Boulevard attracted a small crowd of curious onlookers. The event, called to rally support for a new bill to…

    • Among the advocates for better bike infrastructure: Kate Mundie and Dena Driscoll. June 14, 2016

1000 signatures call for better bike infrastructure, safe streets

Cycling and pedestrian safety advocates gathered Tuesday and delivered city representatives a petition in support of improving the city's bike infrastructure. The statistics in support of safer streets are as grim…

    • City Council Members Allan Domb, Bobby Henon and Helen Gym (L to R) at the start of the Bike Coalition's Bike to Work Day ride/Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY

At 22nd Annual Bike to Work Day, Council members express support for protected bike lanes

A group of around 50 cyclists celebrated Bike to Work Day with a group ride organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia from the University of Pennsylvania to Dilworth Park…

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DVRPC awards $7.6 million for protected bike lanes, pedestrian safety, trails and lights on Manayunk Bridge

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) awarded $7.6 million in federal Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds to 11 multimodal projects across the region on Thursday. The money will fund lighting…

    • 30th Street Bridge after officials threw the switch

Eyes on the Trail: Officials respond to Schuylkill River crime with lighting and town watch

Emil Nunez liked to walk along the Schuylkill River Trail. During the day, he could admire the trail’s handful of landscaped gardens, the silty river’s languid tranquility, and the statues dotted…

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Eyes on the Street

No, Stu, Open Streets aren’t the enemy

The papal weekend was a real headache for a lot of Philadelphians. Street closures, truncated public transit services, and security fences all made getting through large parts of Center City more…

    • Alex Doty

After 13 years, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Executive Director Alex Doty rides on

In an email to its membership today, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia announced that its executive director for the last 13 years, Alex Doty, will be leaving the organization to…

    • Pope Francis

Nutter: Papal security maps on internet are false

Mayor Michael Nutter held a press conference today denying the validity of maps circulating on social media that purported to show security zone plans for the Papal visit September 26th and…

    • Panel at Speak Easy Forum

Philadelphia Streets Under Pressure: A recap and resource kit

Under pressure. So describes the state of Philadelphia’s streets, where the competing interests of drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and delivery trucks often boil over into shouting matches and recriminations. As with anything…

    • Indego Bikes on Eakins Oval

Philly Bike Share hits the streets and so does Jim Saksa's GoPro video

“Happy Bike Share Day!” That was the popular, improvised greeting at Thursday’s launch of Indego, Philadelphia’s Bike Share program. For most there, the event was a celebration, the culmination of…

    • Candidates Bailey, Kenney, Oliver and Street. Moderator Kerkstra

Platitudes fly at Better Mobility Mayoral Forum

Like vegetables and tuna, candidate statements are better when they aren’t canned. But at last night’s Better Mobility Mayoral Forum, hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, almost all the…

    • Indego unveiling

More Bike share details released as IBX unveiled as sponsor

In an eagerly anticipated rollout, Mayor Michael Nutter announced the official name and corporate sponsor of Philadelphia’s bike share program: Indego, brought to you by Independence Blue Cross. Flanked by…

    • The city installed a bike corral outside of Reading Terminal  Market on Filbert Street in 2012.

The economics of bike corrals could have us singing "yippie ki-yay"

“Bob and Barbara’s really needs this,” says Marcus Ferreria of the South Street West Business Association. What’s the “this” in that sentence? A discount of PBR? New bathroom facilities? No. Like…

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