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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

How the Papal Visit Will Affect Bikers

The City is setting up a no-car-zone during the Papal visit and public transportation will not be entering downtown. Visitors and residents may be looking towards their bicycles for transportation into and around the City.

The Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition is keeping bikers informed on what they need to know for when the Pope is in town.

Check out this PhillyMag article for more.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Three Bicycle Bills Pending in the PA Legislature

House Bill 1360

Legislation Adjusting the Helmet Requirements for Bicycles 

This legislation would amend Title 75 (the Vehicle Code) to require children to wear helmets when operating a bicycle until they are 16. Currently, only children younger than 12 must wear a helmet while operating a bicycle.

Introduced By: Representative Anthony DeLuca (right)
Posted On: April 1, 2015
Status: Pending Review by the Transportation Committee as of 6/24/15

Senate Bill 85 

Legislation Adding Bike and Jogging Trails

This legislation would amend the Conservation and Natural Resources Act (1995 Act 18) to require the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to designate or construct and maintain a bicycle and jogging path at least one mile in length in each of the State parks of 1,000 acres or more. Currently only 120 of the 41 parks have trails designated for biking, and even less have jogging trails.

Introduced By: Senator Stewart Greenleaf (right)
Posted On: December 8, 2014
StatusPending Review by the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee as of 1/14/15

House Bill 150

Legislation Creating "Bicycle Share-The-Road" Registration Plates 

This legislation would amend Title 75 (the Vehicle Code) for the purpose of establishing a "Bicycle Share-The-Road" registration plate to be issued by the Department of Transportation with all collected fees to be used solely by the Department.  

Introduced ByRepresentative David M. Maloney Sr. (right)
Posted OnDecember 2, 2014
Status:Pending Review by the Appropriations Committee as of 5/4/15