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Press Release: Families For Safe Streets to Remember All Traffic Victims, Rally for State Legislation on Sunday

Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia and advocates for safer streets will gather on the North Apron of City Hall on November 17th to participate in the international World Day of Remembrance for victims of traffic violence. This is an international event, and Philadelphia’s first time partaking. Scheduled to take place […]

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Report From Our 11th Street Outreach

Members of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia spent last Friday afternoon staked out at 11th and Federal Streets in South Philadelphia with three missions. First of all, we wanted to get cyclists’ and pedestrians’ impressions of the work-in-progress 2-way protected bike lane. Second, we wanted to give cyclists a heads up on where the project […]

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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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Join Philadelphia’s ‘World Day of Remembrance’ Demonstration on Nov. 17

Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia and advocates for safer streets will gather on the North Apron of City Hall on November 17th to participate in the international World Day of Remembrance for victims of traffic violence. Scheduled to take place from 2pm-4pm, the event […]

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We Scanned Greater Center City for Unsafe Inlet Grates. Here’s What We Found.

 On May 11, 2018, Pablo Avendano was delivering food for Caviar food delivery during a heavy thunderstorm. He was turning left at 10th and Spring Garden Streets when his wheel got caught in a grate that was under water. His bicycle was brought down and he was fatally struck by a vehicle.  3,541 total views

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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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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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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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Vision Zero Report Shows Importance of Advocacy on Public Policy

The City released its 2-year Vision Zero update on Tuesday, noting the wins and shortfalls of the City of Philadelphia’s effort to bring all traffic deaths down to zero by 2030. The report denotes the numerous ways the city has attempted to change the existing street infrastructure and educate more citizens in an attempt to […]

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