• Cyclists avoid construction on Bike Coalition's annual Bike to Work Day celebratory ride/Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY

Center City District reports show cycling up, drivers and cyclists agree potholes and blocked lanes are the worst

Traffic seemed terrible this morning. Cars on the Ben Franklin Parkway were stopped from 22nd Street to 20th Street, where ongoing construction diverts drivers before they can reach Logan Circle. After…

    • Throngs of cyclists and pedestrians taking advantage of a carless Saturday on South Street during the inaugural Philly Free Streets (Bas Slabbers/For WHYY)

Despite big crowds, first Philly Free Streets falls short of city’s stated goals

On Saturday, thousands of Philadelphians on bike and foot crowded South Street, attracted by the road’s closure to automobiles for Philly Free Streets. Children skipped, couples strolled, and bicyclists noted the…

    • Bicycle

Speak Easy: How to be hated on any city street in Philadelphia

I've used just about every mode of transportation that the city of Philadelphia has to offer. I've walked, run, driven cars, ridden motorcycles, and taken SEPTA, PATCO, taxis, the ferry, and…



Philadelphia has the highest percentage of bike commuters than any of the other ten biggest cities in the United States. The city has more than 200 miles of in-street bike lanes and the Kenney administration vows to install 30 mile of new protected bike lanes. The city's bike share system, Indego, is growing and more cyclists than ever are taking to city streets. Here's where we follow how Philly is meeting the challenges of improving bike infrastructure, growing an equitable bike share system, and making more complete streets.

Philadelphia Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan (2012)

Complete Streets Policy (2013)



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