⚰️ KOP RAIL PROJECT PAUSED
This comes on the heels of an Inquirer editorial and our latest SEPTA board testimony calling into question how the agency prioritizes capital projects internally.
Especially with much more worthy projects needing funding like Trolley Modernization, Market-Frankford Line Car Replacement, and, of course, the Roosevelt Boulevard Subway.
Here's a timeline of the now-dead project.
🗳️ ENDORSEMENT VOTING TIME
Our membership is voting on our endorsements THIS WEEK! JOIN TODAY to be part of this process by becoming a member for only $5 / month!
🏟️ OUR STATEMENT ON THE ARENA
We know that the Sixers arena proposal generates a lot of discussion (and disagreement!) but our mission is to advocate for accessible, sustainable, and equitable urbanism. -- Chinatown should be no exception.
Chinatown represents some of Philadelphia's best urbanism. We stand behind the effort to keep Chinatown vibrant and affordable. Take a look at our full statement.
0️⃣ VISION ZERO CONFERENCE
The Bicycle Coalition's 2023 Vision Zero Conference is focusing on approaches to Vision Zero that help move toward an equitable future.
The day-long conference featuring speakers and panelists will be held in person at Temple University on Friday, March 31st from 9:00am to 3:30pm.
The conference will be followed at 4:00pm by the 2023 Better Mobility Mayoral Forum, where the Philadelphia mayoral candidates will have an opportunity to speak about their views on sustainable mobility and Vision Zero. Daniel Pearson, Inquirer Editorial Writer, will moderate the discussion.
🅿️ SOUTH PHILLY'S ILLEGAL PARKING PROBLEM
We could not agree more that illegal parking is dangerous and a scourge on our build environment! Want to know where Mayor and Council candidates stand on this issue? Check out their questionnaire responses!
Waking Up from Winter Pajama Party (Bike Ride)
Saturday, March 25th at 8pm
Rocky Steps (at the Art Museum)
2023 Code for Philly Launchpad - Creating Projects to Support Philadelphia
Multi-day in person event from March 31st to May 10th
The Launchpad is for anyone interested in supporting local "third places" or interested in participating in making positive change in Philadelphia in general. In our opening weekend, we'll be brainstorming ideas for projects on Friday 3/31 and forming project teams on Saturday 4/1. Advanced tech skills not required! We welcome newbies, career changers, and anyone with an interest in tech. More info here
CycleScenePHL: Welcome Planners
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2023 AT 11:00 AM EDT
Broad and Cherry
Lower Merion Township Planner Chris Leswing, instrumental in the lighting of the Manayunk Bridge and a major force in developing the Cynwood Heritage Trail into what we know it as today, is inviting municipal planners from around the country to ride their bikes in Philadelphia and a little beyond. Let’s join them, show off our city, and celebrate our scene!
WHAT WE'RE READING
🏙️ HOUSING & LAND USE
🌳 PUBLIC SPACE
GRANTS & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
🚸 VISION ZERO AMBASSADOR - The City of Philadelphia is looking for ambassadors for the Vision Zero program, helping to spread awareness of the importance of traffic safety. It comes with a stipend of $1500, after completion of the program in September. Applications are due April 2nd. There's an in-person training session on April 15th.
Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants
Counties, municipalities and municipal agencies, pre-qualified land trusts, nonprofits and other eligible organizations can apply now for state conservation, recreation, trail and related grants. Administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources including Pennsylvania’s natural gas Impact Fee. Applications will be accepted through April 5. Online tutorials are available on YouTube to aid organizations in the application process.
Community Capacity Builders / Project Coordinator
Friends of the Rail Park (FRP) /
Urban Health Lab + @OppforHealthLab are HIRING a project manager -- University of Pennsylvania / Manager, Research Project B (Department of Emergency Medicine)
City of Philadelphia /
Riverfront North Partnership / Field Partnership Coordinator
Office of Senator Nikil Saval / Constituent Services Representative
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia / Development Director
Guilded Freelancer Cooperative / Executive Director
BOLT (Build Our Lives Together) /
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