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Women Leading the Bike Movement Panel Wows at the 10th Annual Philly Bike Expo

This weekend, amidst the excitement at the tenth annual Philly Bike Expo, an all-women panel of bike advocates presented on their grassroots efforts to make cycling accessible for all in the region. WHYY was on hand to cover the panel, organized by the Bicycle Coalition. Among the panelists was the founder of the Narberth Cycling Club […]

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3 Community Workshops in the Philadelphia Region

This was a busy season for our work in the region. Recently, our Regional Planner Leonard Bonarek completed his third community workshop in the Philadelphia region in the past two months. These workshops, part of our TASCC program (Technical Assistance for Suburban Circuit Communities), focus on empowering everyday citizens to take action to make their […]

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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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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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Newtown Rail Trail Breaks Ground in Bucks County

After years of waiting, on October 15th, Bucks County broke ground on the first section of the Newtown Rail Trail in Southhampton Township. This 2.5-mile, 12-foot-wide multi-use trail will connect Tamanend Park in Upper Southampton Township to the popular Pennypack Rail Trail in Montgomery County. Located on SEPTA’s former Newtown Branch, the trail will be […]

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Montgomery County Adopts Complete Streets Policy

  The Montgomery County Commissioners recently announced two new county policies. The “Complete Streets Policy,” developed by Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) and its partners, applies to county-owned roads, bridges, and facilities and calls for MCPC to advocate for a Complete Streets design approach when working with partner agencies on their projects. The Bicycle Coalition […]

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Get Schooled on Bike Advocacy at the Philly Bike Expo

If you like bikes (and you’re literally reading a bike blog right now so you probably do), the Philly Bike Expo should have a place in your life. It’s a two-day celebration of all things bike, it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary, and it’s pretty great! We will host two seminars on day 1. Open your […]

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The Lower Merion/Narberth Greenway Is Gaining Momentum

By Kimberley Bezak, Narberth Cycling Club This past weekend, over 50 community members from the Greater Philadelphia region strapped on their helmets and hopped on their bicycles to join Narberth Cycling Club, Lower Merion Township’s Department of Building & Planning and other local community leaders to ride the Lower Merion / Narberth Greenway. The Lower Merion/Narberth […]

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Ride (And Walk!) Outside Philly This Weekend

Looking for a unique time outside the city this weekend? We’ve got you covered. From Media Open Streets, to a laid back hike on a secret gem trail in Upper Darby, to the Cooper River Cross, there is a lot to do. Check out the complete list of car-free events and links below: Apple Festival […]

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