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Play Mini Golf and Support the Jamal Morris Foundation on September 22!

Two years ago, West Philadelphia resident Jamal Morris was killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle on Market Street. In the years since, the Bicycle Coalition has worked with his family to begin to change state laws and advocate for better bicycle infrastructure. Morris’ mother, Channabel Morris, has emerged as a strong, fierce […]

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Calls for Safer Streets, Protected Bike Lanes, at Jamal Morris Foundation Fundraiser

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell attended this weekend’s fundraiser for the Jamal C. Morris Foundation, and spoke positively about the upcoming protected bike lane on Chestnut Street and a commitment to street safety in her district. “We are ready to make the city safer,” said Blackwell. “We are getting ready to pass legislation to create another [protected] […]

Bicycle Coalition, Morris Family Take Our Message to Harrisburg

Jamal C. Morris was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle in West Philadelphia on April 17. The Drexel graduate and engineer died in the hospital just a couple days later. Police have still not found the person who killed him. Since that time, the Bicycle Coalition has been meeting with, and working with, […]

Support Jamal Morris’ Family’s Call for Safer Streets

Jamal C. Morris was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle in West Philadelphia on April 17. The Drexel graduate and engineer died in the hospital just a couple days later. Police have still not found the person who killed him.  Since that time, the Bicycle Coalition has been meeting with, and working […]

Bicycle Coalition Advocated For Parking-Protected Bike Lanes and Pedestrian Plazas in Harrisburg

As supporters of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia know, a bill was recently introduced in Harrisburg to amend the motor vehicle code to allow for “car-parked” protected bike lanes and protected pedestrian plazas in Pennsylvania. And Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Sarah Clark Stuart was in Harrisburg on Tuesday, advocating for this bill to advance […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia to Make Vision Zero Demands on 2/28

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2019 Contact: Randy LoBasso, randy@bicyclecoalition.org, 215-242-9253 Ext. 311 Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia will gather at 11th and Spruce Streets on Thursday, February 28, with several demands to the City, the state and law enforcement to make Philadelphia’s streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Led by the Fredricks Family, Latanya Byrd, […]

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Bicycle Coalition in 2018: December Highlights

As the year closes, we’re highlighting what we accomplished thanks to our members and volunteers. We’ll be publishing a blog each day covering the successes enabled by our members’ and partners’ investment in us. Bicycle Coalition Opens Education Center in Fairmount Park The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is expanding into Fairmount Park with the […]

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One Year On: Vision Zero Changes Since Emily Fredricks’ Passing

By Sarah Clark Stuart and Randy LoBasso Early one morning on a dry, cold November day, the driver of a garbage truck took the life of Emily Fredricks, a 24 year-old woman on her way to work while riding on the Spruce Street bike lane.   In the difficult days and weeks and months — […]

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Roosevelt Blvd Speed Camera Bill Passes: How We Got Here

After several years of work, Senate Bill 172—which legalizes speed safety cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard for a five year pilot—passed the state Senate on Tuesday. This was the final hurdle it needed to hop before heading to Governor Wolf’s desk. The governor is expected to sign this bill into law. Senate Bill 172 will have […]

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Why the Fredricks Settlement Is So Important

The family of Emily Fredricks recently settled with Gold Medal trucking company over Emily’s death in November 2017. Fredricks was riding her bicycle on a faded buffered bike lane on Spruce Street in Center City when the driver of a Gold Medal trash truck attempted to make a right turn and struck her. This was […]

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