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Vision Zero

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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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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 […]

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Reading Terminal Market Is Getting a Pedestrian Plaza

If you’ve ever walked, driven, or ridden on Filbert Street between 11th and 12th Streets, you’ve seen how jammed up — and potentially dangerous — the Reading […]

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Like New York, Philly Is Weighing a Traffic Congestion Fee

New York will soon become the first U.S. city to charge drivers to access its most congested neighborhoods — and Philly says it’s watching closely and […]

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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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Are Philly Streets Any Safer After a Year of Vision Zero? We Look at the Report.

It’s been one year since the city launched Vision Zero, its plan to completely eliminate traffic fatalities by 2030. Official released on Friday morning a […]

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JFK and Market Street Are Getting Protected Bike Lanes

Two of the busiest roads in Philadelphia are getting protected bike lanes. Over the weekend, officials announced nine-month pilot project to increase street safety on John […]

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Two Bike Accidents on Tuesday Precede Next Week’s “Ride of Silence”

Two bike accidents on Tuesday come right before the annual “Ride of Silence,” which aims to bring awareness to bike accidents, as well as honor those […]


Death at the Doorway of City Hall

Around 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning, two young visitors to Philadelphia in town for the Made in America concert were struck and killed by a […]


A Simple Tool To Save Bicyclists’ Lives

It seems like every week there’s a new list of the most “bikeable” or “bike-friendly” American cities. Lo and behold, Philadelphia makes the Top 10. Cycling […]


The Bicycle (Riding) Lobby Has Won, and Philly Will Never Be the Same Again

For years now, a lot of the shorthand, sarcastic, political insider criticism of Mayor Michael Nutter has referenced his affinity for bike lanes. As in: “Yeah the poverty […]


Op-Ed: Let’s Stop Accepting “Accidents” as Inevitable

(Editor’s note: This is a op-ed column from Alex Doty, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.) A 7-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were […]


Philadelphia’s Most Lethal Intersections

Walking the streets of Philadelphia can be extremely dangerous, and we’re not talking about muggings. On average, over 1,700 pedestrians are hit by cars in this […]


Brace Yourselves: Traffic Circles Are Making a Comeback

Roundabouts—those circular intersections without traffic signals—are ubiquitous in many states (the most terrifying ones live in New Jersey), but are relatively rare in Pennsylvania. There’s […]