City Hall: A Look at the First Protected Bike Lane with Byko and the Coalition

City Hall: A Look at the First Protected Bike Lane with Byko and the Coalition

The Philadelphia Streets Department announced plans to allocate funding for the city’s first protected bike lane to be built along Ryan Avenue, between Lexington and Rowland avenues, in Mayfair. “We had a councilman who wanted to do it,” said David J. Perri, Commissioner of the Streets Department. “It’s in the right cycle of its lifespan […]

 

Mantua: Community Plans Outreach to Help Residents Use Philly Bike Share

Mantua: Community Plans Outreach to Help Residents Use Philly Bike Share

Philadelphia is finally hopping aboard the bike share train. Residents and tourists can look forward to more than 60 bike share stations that will begin to blossom all across the city this spring. Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross, the bike share will hit the streets with more than 600 bikes available 24/7, 365 days a […]

 

The Next Mayor: Bicyclists Seek Leader to Promote Safety, Harmony on the Roads

The Next Mayor: Bicyclists Seek Leader to Promote Safety, Harmony on the Roads

Bike commuting in Philadelphia has grown more than 200 percent over the past 25 years. And while Philadelphia continues to lead the top 10 largest cities in bike commuters, it has fallen behind other major cities in safety and infrastructure improvement. The Better Mobility 2015 platform, released in November by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, illustrates the […]

 By Elise Bowder

South Philadelphia: Potential Plans for Safer Streets Unveiled

South Philadelphia: Potential Plans for Safer Streets Unveiled

As local residents packed into a tiny room at the Guerin Recreational Center in South Philadelphia, a sense of anticipation filled the air. “This meeting represents a change in culture,” said Mark Keener, an urban designer and member of the Community Design Collaborative. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia held its second public meeting Feb. […]

 By Elise Bowder, Alessandro Satta and Richard Ueberroth

South Philadelphia: On the Road to Safer Streets for Cyclists

South Philadelphia: On the Road to Safer Streets for Cyclists

An estimated 4 percent of commuters who live in South Philadelphia ride their bike to work, making it the most popular biking community in the city, said Sarah Clark Stuart, campaign director for the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. This figure is twice as high as the Philadelphia average and comparable to cities such as […]