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Join Us To Get Protected Bike Lane Bill Through the Senate This Fall

The Pennsylvania Senate is in session for seven more days in 2019, and if we want to get House Bill 792 passed before the end of the year, it’s imperative we keep the pressure on our legislators. House Bill 792 would allow for more protected bike lanes to be built in Pennsylvania and is one […]

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West Chester Creates a Temporary Protected Bike Lane. Help Us Make It Permanent!

On a weekend in October, the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) partnered with the Borough of West Chester to create a “pop up” protected bike lane. The facility was created in the morning with volunteers placing barriers and signage, and painting the roadway. Bicycle Coalition Chester County Chair Bob Dredge was among the […]

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Help Haverford Become More Walkable and Bikeable

By Eric Hartman Ever wish Haverford had more of a strolling, relaxed village feel? Ever wish you felt safer walking, running, or biking? Ever wish you felt safer knowing your teenager is taking a relatively short walk to a friend’s house? Ever wonder why it sometimes feels like we’re designing infrastructure for people driving through […]

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How To Join The Group That Advises PennDOT

Have you ever felt like you wish you could talk directly to PennDOT? Here’s your chance! The Pennsylvania Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, commonly referred to as PPAC, is comprised of members of the public who advise PennDOT about bike/ped issues. Members serve 3-year terms, which are due to expire soon. Members meet quarterly (four […]

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Tour de Trenton 2019: Fun! (Despite The Rain)

By: Helen Dudar This year’s Tour de Trenton date, Sunday October 20th, was a perfect day for a bike ride. Or at least that is what 70 intrepid souls (15 day-of-registrants!) thought as they faced wind, a temperature of 53⁰F and lots of rain. By all accounts all had a good time. As in the […]

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The Bicycle Coalition Recognized at NJ Complete Streets Conference

On Tuesday, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia attended the New Jersey Complete Streets Conference and were honored, while there, to receive three awards for our advocacy work. First, we were recognized as Complete Streets Champions at the Summit, for our work in complete streets in New Jersey. Over the past year, we’ve worked with […]

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Action Alert: Tell DVRPC to Set Aside $1 Million for New Jersey Circuit Trails

In 2017, Bicycle Coalition supporters and members told the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to set aside funding dedicated for Circuit Trails in the 2018 New Jersey Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The NJ Counties of the DVRPC heard you loud and clear: They set aside $1 million of federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Funds (CMAQ) […]

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Come To PennDOT’s Bike/Ped Master Plan Open House!

On Thursday May 30 from 4-6pm, PennDOT will be presenting its newly updated Bike/Ped Master Plan, and there are several ways to get involved and make sure your input is heard: Attend the Open House in Harrisburg: 400 North St, Harrisburg PA, 17120 (no RSVP necessary) Attend a simulcast of the presentation at your PennDOT […]

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Parking-Protected Bike Lane and Pedestrian Plaza Bill Introduced in State Senate

Members of the Pennsylvania State Senate introduced legislation on Friday which would allow for parking-protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas on state roads throughout the state. And it’s a pretty big deal. The legislation, introduced by State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila) and co-sponsored by Democrats and Republicans throughout Pennsylvania, will amend the state vehicle code […]

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Tell Your Senators to Vote “NO” on Bill 1885: The AV START Act

By Benjamin Harris With Autonomous vehicles becoming a reality across the country, the auto industry and Silicon Valley are pushing lawmakers to free them from state safety standards. Sponsors of Senate Bill 1885 the AV START ACT, also known as the Automated Vehicle Bill which is currently being pushed through the Senate, are mostly from […]

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