If signed by the Mayor, the bill would require employers to provide transit benefits through a pre-tax payroll deduction or company-purchased fare passes BY MAGGIE MANCINI Philadelphia employers will soon be required to provide commuter benefits to workers traveling into the city amid its ongoing pandemic recovery, as City Council passed a bill Thursday as part of a larger effort to improve public transit ridership. The legislation, introduced by Councilmember Helen Gym in Ap
The 82 Alliance and GVF recently released its Connected Communities Through Biking report. This report focuses on improving connectivity within communities through biking. The report highlights GVF's Connected Communities Committee and its work towards improving biking infrastructure for our region. POGOH, the successful Pittsburgh Bike Share program, and advocacy efforts towards the Pennsylvania Parking Protected Bike Lane HB140 Bill. Click here to read the report.
By The League of American Bicyclists From an employer’s standpoint, there are a lot of reasons you should want more employees to bike to work. Businesses that welcome and accommodate bike commuting attract more business, reduce the demand and expense of car parking, increase productivity and improve employee health, wellness, and morale. While finding ways to bike to work has many benefits, not all people feel that bike commuting is an option for them. Over the years, we’ve h
E-bikes can be a good alternative to driving: Bikeshare can make more people aware of them. By Susan Handy, Dillon Fitch If you’ve tried one, you know that electric-assisted bicycles, or e-bikes, have some important advantages over regular bicycles. They are faster, meaning you can go farther in the same amount of time. They also require less of your energy, especially going up hills or starting up from a stop. For many people, and particularly older people or people with cer
by Thomas Fitzgerald, The Philadelphia Inquirer Bike lanes separated from traffic by parked vehicles on several busy state routes in Philadelphia have drawn flocks of cyclists, slowed cars, and reduced collisions, a study of the lanes shows.
They also could be among the last of their kind in the city unless the state Senate acts to clarify the definition of a curb. Parking-separated bike lanes have historically been barred on state-owned roads because Pennsylvania law require
GVF recently recognized the 9th Annual Top TDM Professionals under 40 at its 32nd Annual Meeting. As the leading advocate for transportation and infrastructure in this region, GVF works with numerous professionals committed to improving this region by implementing transportation demand management (TDM) programs and strategies. Through the Top TDM Professionals Under 40 awards, GVF recognizes the next generation of professionals working to find creative solutions to improve qu