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    • Part of the pedestrian triangle between JFK Boulevard, 15th Street and Dilworth Plaza has been barricaded

Philly gets $525,000 for pedestrian safety efforts

Philly’s streets are about to get $525,000 safer. Philadelphia has been selected as one of just three cities across the country to receive $525,000 in federal funding for increased pedestrian safety…

    • The current bike lane shifts near the Schuylkill Ave end of the bridge

CHOP plans could impact South Street Bridge bike lanes

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s plans to develop a research and office campus at 700 Schuylkill Ave. could have a big impact on the South Street Bridge bike lanes. CHOP’s plans…

    • Bike lane potholes
Eyes on the Street

How to report bike lane potholes

Now that the snow and slush has melted and bike lanes are visible again, the Bicycle Coalition and Philadelphia Streets Department are teaming up to fill potholes in the city's bike…

    • Bike Cloud, by Ralph Tullie (location: Sister Cities Park)
Eyes on the Street

TEDxPhiladelphia: The new two-wheeled workshop of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and for the next few days we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". You can…

    • penn street trail

Region's trails get $250,000 boost from William Penn Foundation

Last fall, regional trail advocates said that the region’s trail funding future was unclear. Now those interested parties are getting a bit more clarity. Today, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning…

    • Manayunk Bridge before construction, Photo courtesy of Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Manayunk Bridge closer to getting a second life

The transformation of the Manayunk Bridge into a sweeping bicycle and pedestrian trail, high above the Schuylkill River, is one step closer to fruition as the City solicits construction bids this…

    • Tacony Creek Trail

Region's trail funding future is unclear

This fall, the pool of money that has been infusing the region’s budding trail network for the past three years dried up.  The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has doled…

    • The Cobbs Creek Trail is a mostly off-road, paved trail that runs along Cobbs Creek Park from 63rd and Market streets to approximately 70th Street and Woodland Ave
Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Making a day trip of the Cobbs Creek Parkway

As part of a summer “Staycation” series, Eyes on the Street is profiling outdoor getaways that Philadelphians can explore without having to go too far. Summer is winding down, and…

    • In addition to access, the bridge offers sweeping skyline views, Photo by Neal Santos

Report finds subpar bicycle access on Delaware River bridges

As bicycle advocates in New Jersey and Pennsylvania work to build The Circuit, a proposed 250-mile regional trail network, there is one major disconnect between trail segments in the two…

    • Fairmount Ave bike lanes
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount's new bike lanes are painted, ready to ride

New bike lanes are in on Fairmount Ave, and they're already getting plenty of traffic. The lanes showed up last week and run the length of Fairmount from Ridge Avenue near…

    • Cynwyd Heritage Trail

Circuit Coalition campaigns for renewed trail funding

In 2010, the William Penn Foundation made a $10 million grant to help build the region’s trail network. This summer that pool of money will be drained. To continue the trail…

    • Bike Coalition and PWD look to technology to support their sustainability goals
Eyes on the Street

Philly's green leaders talk tech innovation

What do the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Water Department have in common? They are both using technology to advance their "green" goals.  Monday, the Bike Coalition's Nicholas…

    • 30th Street Station bike racks

Bike-to-transit survey: The people want more bike parking

The results of this fall’s Bike-to-Transit online, map-based survey are in, and it’s clear. Of the 462 people who responded, 87 percent want more or better bicycle parking at transit stations…

    • Members showed support for the proposed Fairmount Bike Lanes by raising their pink voting cards
Eyes on the Street

Civics support proposed Fairmount Ave bike lanes

A snowstorm postponed one vote, poor attendance another and a mail-in vote a third, but after approximately two months of public meetings, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has gathered votes…

    • Fairmount Ave
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount Civic Association votes in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane

The Fairmount Civic Association voted by in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane at the group's meeting Thursday night.  The meeting was the first of three community meetings the Bicycle…

    • The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will present preliminary plans for a Fairmount Ave bike lane
Eyes on the Street

Bicycle Coalition to present Fairmount Ave bike lane proposal

[UPDATE: The first community meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 has been postponed until 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 due to weather. The Fairmount Civic Association meeting remains scheduled for Thursday,…

    • If passed, the bill will increase the fine for riding on the sidewalk from $50 to $75 for anyone over the age of 12.

"Complete streets" bill clarifies more than it changes

The much discussed “complete streets” bill does more to clarify the rules that have already been in place than it does to change them, but several bicycle and complete streets advocates…

    • Students gathered in the George Washington Elementary School courtyard after walking and biking to school Thursday

South Philly schools kick off Walk and Roll to School month

More than 40 students rode their bikes or walked to South Philadelphia’s George Washington Elementary School Thursday morning as part of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia‘s Walk and Roll to…

    • The user-friendly, map-based survey includes regional SEPTA, PATCO and New Jersey Transit stations

Bike-to-transit crowdsource map wants your input

 Would you bike to public transportation if there were better bicycle parking options at your local station? Would better transportation amenities make you less inclined to drive for any or all…

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