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More Reasons To Get In On The Bike Expo Fun

We’ve already covered rides that end at the Philly Bike Expo, don’t-miss workshops and panels, and a cool community conversation around equity in cycling. Here are two other highlights of this weekend’s Philly Bike Expo:  1,849 total views

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Our Recommendations for Making the Chestnut St. Underpass Safer

Editors Update: Phila Parks & Recreation and Office of Transportation & Infrastructure wrote to us on October 29th to say that they supported all of our recommendations, except for the convex mirror (for maintenance and liability reasons.)  PennDOT told us that their consultants were reviewing the recommendations. Last week, early morning of Tuesday, October 22nd, […]

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Where to Ride: Apple Picking Bike Adventures

Fall is here, and it’s time to dig out your flannel, order a pumpkin spice latte, and go apple & pumpkin picking. The cooler autumn weather provides the perfect conditions to go for a bike ride. And with orchards and farms along the Circuit Trails network, it’s easy to combine our two favorite autumn activities. […]

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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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Philadelphia Police Take Steps Toward Better Traffic Violence Reporting and Investigations

The Police Department recently took two important steps this fall to promote Vision Zero. These steps address two out of five asks made by Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia in its Serving Justice report issued in February 2019. First: the PPD’s Police Foundation approved a grant for the Accident Investigative Division to purchase a […]

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Amtrak’s Philly to Pittsburgh Train is Now Bike Accessible

The Pennsylvanian is a once a day train that travels from NY Penn Station to Union Station in Pittsburgh via Philadelphia and is partially subsidized by PennDOT. Amtrak began expanding bike access in 2016 with the launch of bike service on the Washington to Chicago Capitol Limited. Today, Amtrak allows bicycles on 29 routes and, […]

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Call The PA Senate Transportation Committee and Demand Safe Streets for Pedestrians and Bicyclists!

Pennsylvania cities and towns lack the ability to install parking protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas — something other states have been benefiting from for years. Protected bike lanes keep cyclists safe, increase cycling as a form of transportation and recreation, and help curb climate change. Due to a technicality in the PA Vehicle Code, […]

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It’s Time to Count Bikes

It’s that time of year again! Time for Bike Counts. Our annual Bike Counts are critical to demonstrate the growth of our cycling community and support the Bicycle Coalition’s ongoing efforts to advocate for safer streets. Over a period of 8 weeks, beginning on Tuesday 9/3, we need to complete more than eighty (80) of these 90-minute counts. You can help by volunteering […]

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New Transit Coalition Looking to Hire Coordinator Position

There is new coalition of advocacy organizations, of which the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is part, that is forming to advocate for transit improvements that benefit all Philadelphians and better connect our thriving city. The Coalition believes transit is an asset to the community, and that expanded transit opportunities will have beneficial, wide-reaching effects […]

Jim Thorpe’s Mansion House Bike/Ped Bridge Opens August 12

The Jim Thorpe Mansion House Bridge — a top-10 state-identified identified trail gap — will finally open on Monday, August 12. Last year, the D&L Trail Alliance and Carbon County PA finished the long-awaited Mansion House Bridge (pictured above). However, trail work still had to be done between the bridge to improve the trail south […]

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