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 […]

 

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 Lindsay Wessell

Northern Liberties: The Philadelphia Bike Lane Debate

Northern Liberties: The Philadelphia Bike Lane Debate

The first quarter-mile stretch of the long-awaited Delaware Avenue bike trail, between Spring Garden and Ellen Streets, was opened in June. While cyclists from all over flocked to the area for the opening of the first piece of trail, the event also reminded some Philadelphians of a citywide infrastructure debate in which bicycling is a […]

 By Autumn Kelly

Fairmount: Proposed Bicycle Lane is Up for Residents’ Approval

Fairmount: Proposed Bicycle Lane is Up for Residents’ Approval

[vimeo 59862679] Fairmount residents voted last month to support of a bicycle lane starting at Broad Street heading west. Now the neighborhood awaits approval from Spring Garden and Francisville. These residents will be given the opportunity to vote this week. The idea for a bicycle lane is part of a joint effort between the Bicycle Coalition […]