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    • Pedestrians and cyclists can get between Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park.
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New bridge connects Schuylkill Banks with Schuylkill River Park

After a long wait, it took less than 15 minutes for crews to hoist the metal span over the CSX tracks on Thursday, creating a new link for pedestrians and cyclists…

    • Architectural Relief | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.
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Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multi-modal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • Hahn's bike
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Multi-modal with MOTU: Biking about

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional series where Eyes on the Street meets up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to explore the city’s infrastructure. We'll…

    • Columbia Avenue connector

Neighborhood-to-waterfront connector street projects moving forward

Progress continues on three street improvement projects designed to better link Philadelphia neighborhoods with the Central Delaware Riverfront through improved pedestrian and bicycle access, lighting, landscaping and signage.Delaware River Waterfront…

    • Have you seen this car shaped bike rack on Sydenham at Walnut? Want in-street bike parking near you?
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Rethinking the park in parking spaces

Parking spaces don't have to be consigned to cars. The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) is ready to help businesses and organizations reclaim in-street parking for bike corrals and parklets…

    • Second phase of plan aiming to boost walking, bike riding in Philadelphia presented to planning commission

Second phase of plan aiming to boost walking, bike riding in Philadelphia presented to planning commission

The second half of Philadelphia's first plan to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians was presented to the city planning commission Tuesday. The first half of the plan, covering Northwest…

    • Have you seen this car shaped bike rack on Sydenham at Walnut? Want in-street bike parking near you?

Rethinking the park in parking spaces

Parking spaces don’t have to be consigned to cars. The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) is ready to help businesses and organizations reclaim in-street parking for bike corrals and parklets…

    • Join Friends of Race Street Pier on Tuesday evening to garden and plan summer events.
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April 9-13: Friends of Race Street Pier, Philadelphia's immigration history, historic windows and masonry repairs, urban biking 101

Friends of Race Street Pier meeting Tuesday, April 10, 6-8pm. Race Street Pier, Race Street and North Columbus Boulevard. This month the Friends of Race Street Pier will meet up to…

    • The restoration of the Termini Bros. storefront earned a Preservation Achievement Award.
    • Construction on the Connector Bridge. February 2012 | Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
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Trail construction takes off two years after $23 million grant

Four of Philly’s seven major trail projects funded through a $23 million TIGER grant have broken ground. To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the grant, the Bicycle Coalition’s Sarah Clark Stewart…

    • Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is concerned that a proposed trail for the western bank of the Schuylkill River wouldn't serve residents' needs.Sarah Clark Stuart, the coalition's campaign director,…

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Rally for the Ramp at Delaware River Port Authority 2/1 - UPDATED

UPDATE: The Bicycle Coalition tweeted that DRPA "approved $350k to design the Ben Franklin ramp w/ intent to build." The Bicycle Coalition for Greater Philadelphia is holding out hope that a…

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January 30-February 3: Preservation economics, Megaprojects forum, Janette Sadik-Khan, Ed Bacon student design competition, South Philly street design, political gridlock and transportation

Donovan Rypkema on Economics of Historic Preservation, Home and Abroad Monday, January 30, 8-9pm. The Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square. Donovan Rypkema comes to the Ethical Society to…

    • One design concept for a typical South Philly block. | Community Design Collaborative
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Rethinking space on South Philly's narrow streets

South Philly's narrow streets can't accomodate bike lanes. So what are the design alternatives to make small streets safer and more bike-friendly? That's the question the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia…

    • Gate | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr pool
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Less Marcellus Shale gas, Get Healthy Philly's impact, development rumble in Point Breeze, refreshing Roxborough's library

Gate | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr pool In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama touted his administration’s support for “all out all of…

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Rules of the Road: Bike lane clarifier

10th Street Bike Lane Do you bike on the sidewalk? (illegal) Do you park in bike lanes? (permitted occasionally) Do you run in bike lanes? (murky area) Sharing Philly’s streets can…

    • Building the pavilion in Sister Cities Park.
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January 2-6: skate the Winter Classic ice, Bicycle Coalition vol call, DAG hosts DIGSAU and Studio Bryan Hanes

Winter Classic Public Skate at Citizen’s Bank Park Tuesday, January 3, 7-8pm, Citizen’s Bank Park. As part of Winter Classic week, the Flyers are hosting public skates on the ice at…

Stu Bykofsky: Bikes and the law: What enforcement?

Stu Bykofsky: Bikes and the law: What enforcement? TODAY THE Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia begins another weeklong count of bicycle usage in Center City, but before we go there,…

How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road

How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road   Linda Baker, writing for Scientific American, indicates that one way to boost urban bicycling is to figure out what women want…

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