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(credit: Bicyclist Coalition Of Greater Philadelphia)

‘The Circuit Coalition’ Asks For Funding To Continue Building Regional Trail Network

Dozens of non-profit groups that form ‘The Circuit Coalition’ are trying to make the case that the regional trail network is a worthy investment. The just expired Penn Foundation grant funded 40 different projects.

11/10/2013

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Project Underway To Identify Hottest Spots For Bike Theft In Philadelphia

In the last six years, police data shows more than 10,700 bicycles with a total value of nearly $4 million were reported stolen in Philadelphia.

08/06/2013

(A vendor shows off a bicycle vending rack.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Vendors Give Philadelphians a Peek At Bike-Sharing Equipment Up For Bid

The city intends to roll out a program next year in which customers will be able to help themselves to a sturdy bike for a short time, paying at the self-service docking stations by the day or through an annual membership.

04/30/2013

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Plan In Place To Make Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway More User-Friendly

There’s been a lot of talk about a new ramp for pedestrians and bicyclists to access the Ben Franklin Bridge and now theDRPA is designing one.

10/21/2012

File photo (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Apartment House Developer Offers Bike-Sharing For His Tenants

There will be three bicycles for residents to share at each of five Dranoff Properties’ buildings: three in center city, one in Manayunk, and one on the Camden waterfront.

09/12/2012

Mayor Michael Nutter addresses a group of cyclists on National Bike to Work Day. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Mayor Nutter Straps On A Helmet For Bike To Work Day

It’s National Bike to Work Day, and here in Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter led a group of riders from Boat House Row, up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to City Hall.

05/18/2012

(Bicyclists navigate between moving cars and parked vehicles on South Broad Street.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Bicyclists Applauding New 4′ Safety Buffer Rule In Pennsylvania

A new law is on the books in Pennsylvania that requires motorists to give bicyclists four feet of clearance when passing.

04/03/2012

The Philadelphia Bike Expo’s Going On This Weekend At 23rd Street Armory In Center City

Bikes, bags, clothes, hardware are on display, along with an obvious love of cycling.

10/29/2011

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Philadelphia Bike Expo Is This Weekend In Center City

It will be set up inside the 23rd Street Armory in center city and operate Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

10/28/2011

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Philadelphia Police Poised To Crack Down On Bicycle Traffic

Philadelphia officials next month plan to use more “stick” in a program that takes a carrot-and-stick approach to bad behavior by people in cars, on bicycles, and on foot.

07/18/2011

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Politicians Join In For ‘Bike to Work Day’ Event On Parkway

Mayor Nutter had appointments right after the bike ride so he wore a suit and necktie, but Congressman Fattah, who rides with his wife and kids for recreation, and Congressman Brady, who admits he doesn’t ride too much, were dressed more casually.

05/20/2011

File photo: John McDevitt

Study Shows Philadelphia Number One In Bicycle Commuting

A new study by The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia says the city has, per capita, twice as many cycling commuters as any other big city in the U.S.

05/09/2011

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Philadelphia Police Crackdown On Texting And Driving, Jaywalking

A new unit of eight to 10 officers will rotate among five zones in Center City each day during the summer, enforcing laws such as no bicycling on the sidewalk, no texting while driving, and for pedestrians — obeying signals at crosswalks.

04/30/2011

(City and community officials at Monday's ceremonial groundbreaking.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Bike Path Improvements Along Schuylkill River Set To Begin

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held this morning along Kelly Drive for a million-dollar project to improve the “Fairmount Bikeway,” along the Schuylkill River between Falls Bridge and Ridge Avenue.

03/14/2011