Protected Bike Lanes

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Vision Zero, Philly’s Bold Plan to Eliminate Traffic Deaths, Needs Bolder Action

One word to sum up Philly’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2030? Ambitious. Even bike-loving Sweden — which pioneered the global safe-streets […]

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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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Philly’s 2-Way Protected Bike Lanes Are Getting Closer to Center City

Philly’s getting another two-way protected bike lane, and this time it’ll be located a little closer to the heart of the city. The project will […]

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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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A Street-by-Street Look at City Council’s Bike-Lane Bonanza

This post has been updated. With its narrow streets and menacing cars at every turn, Philly is hardly a cyclist’s paradise. But our lawmakers are at […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Philly Is About to Get More Bike Friendly

Market Street could soon get more protected bike lanes — and this time, they’d be permanent. Philadelphia has secured a $3 million state grant for a major transportation […]

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$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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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 […]

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Construction for Protected Bike Lane Trial Begins in Center City

Philadelphia took a major step toward safeguarding bicycle travel on Monday by starting construction on protected bike lanes along Market Street and JFK Boulevard between 15th and 20th […]

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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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Cyclists to Hold Annual “Ride of Silence” Just Days After Bike Courier Was Killed

Pablo Avendano, a 34-year-old Point Breeze resident and bike courier for the food delivery company Caviar, was struck and killed by a car on Spring […]

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City Moves Forward With Plan to Switch Sides of Spruce and Pine Bike Lanes

It’s a smart move, but not smart enough. That’s what bike advocates have to say about the city’s plan to swap the bike lanes on […]