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City Life

How the Revamped Spruce and Pine Bike Lanes Lost a Safety Feature in Society Hill

The newly repaved Spruce and Pine street bike lanes feel like the future of street infrastructure in Philly: They’re smooth and well-marked, and ultimately allow […]

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City Life

You Can Now Track All Fatal Traffic Crashes in Philly

Philadelphia is home to one of the highest fatal crash rates in the nation. Over the last five years, our average traffic death — six deaths […]

City Life

Drivers, Stop Parking in the New Spruce and Pine Street Bike Lanes

The first thing you’ll notice when cycling along the newly repaved Pine Street bike lane is that it is smooth — like unbelievably, am-I-really-biking-in-Philly, I-thought-Philly-was-covered-in-potholes smooth. After […]

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City Life

Bicyclists to Rally for Appeal in Emily Fredricks Case

Bicyclists will hold a rally outside of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office on Friday to demand an appeal in the case of Jorge Fretts, the driver […]

City Life

What to Know About the Spruce and Pine Street Bike Lane Revamp

The city has begun its highly anticipated revamp of the Spruce and Pine street bike lanes. The project will, among other things, switch the road’s two bike […]

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City Life

Don’t Thank the City for Finally Removing Those Obnoxious Naked Grouse Bikes

It’s a cutthroat world out there for brands. Pick a product — there’s almost certainly a good-enough substitution available for you, the all-powerful consumer. People are […]

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City Life

Three Signs Philly Is Getting Serious About Street Safety

Back in 2015, some of us were doubtful that Philadelphia officials would support something like Vision Zero, a Swedish-born concept that cities can prevent traffic […]

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City Life

Trash Truck Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide in Center City Cyclist’s Death

The District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday announced criminal charges against the driver of the garbage truck that struck and killed 24-year-old bicyclist Emily Fredricks in Center City […]

City Life

PPA Is Doling Out More Tickets to Cars Parked in Bike Lanes

Good news for cyclists (and bad news for drivers who block their paths): Tickets for vehicles obstructing bike lanes are continuing to rise. According to data supplied […]

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City Life

$6 Million Settlement Reached in Death of Bicyclist Struck by Trash Truck

The family of Emily Fredricks, a 24-year-old pastry chef and bicyclist who was struck and killed by a private trash truck during her morning commute this […]

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City Life

Wawa Takes Steps to Address Cyclists’ Bike Lane Concerns

On Tuesday, cyclists lined up along the 22nd Street bike lane in Graduate Hospital to call for increased safety measures along the route, which included […]

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City Life

Cyclists to Wawa: Get Your Delivery Trucks Out of Bike Lane

Cyclists formed a human wall along the 22nd Street bike lane in Graduate Hospital on Tuesday morning to call for increased safety measures along the […]

City Life

We Test-Rode the New Protected Bike Lanes on JFK and Market Street

Philadelphia officially opened bike lanes on Market Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard this week as part of a nine-month pilot project to increase safety on […]

City Life

Hundreds Brave Rain for “Ride of Silence” to Honor Cyclists Killed in Accidents

Wednesday’s showers didn’t stop hundreds of cyclists from attending the annual “Ride of Silence” to honor those who have lost their lives to motor vehicle […]

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City Life

City Council Bill Could Hinder Plans for More Protected Bike Lanes

City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell has introduced a bill that, if approved, could hinder bike lane expansion in Philadelphia. The bill would mandate that a City Council […]