Clean Air Council


22nd of January 2018

Philadelphia Bike Rack Study: 6 days, 12 volunteers, 4,000 data entries

Project overview Clean Air Council was awarded an Azavea 2017 Summer of Maps fellowship program to better understand the state of Philadelphia’s bicycle parking demand, and pinpoint areas in Center City with limited bicycle parking infrastructure, or where the infrastructure did not meet the demand. The project centered on finding variables that could explain the […]

19th of December 2017

Activists Form Human Protected Bike Lane Again After Another Cyclist Hit By Truck

  Exactly 17 days passed since Emily Fredricks was struck and killed by a private garbage truck while riding in the bike lane along Spruce Street before another cyclist was again struck by a turning truck while riding in a bike lane. This time the crash occurred near 13th and Pine Streets, just a couple […]

6th of December 2017

City Council: Take the Politics Out of Bike Lanes and Save Lives Now

  Philadelphia has the highest rate of traffic deaths per capita in the US. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report using data from 2015, six people for every 100,000 residents died in a traffic related incident.  That’s over three times higher than Boston, and more than twice as high as New York […]

14th of November 2017

Clean Air Council Supports the King of Prussia Rail Project at Public Hearing

  The King of Prussia Mall is the largest suburban mall in the Philadelphia region with 400 stores, and a total of 31,500 people employed at the mall and nearby office parks. The mall is visited by about 68,000 people daily with 5,600 bus riders using six routes to and from the KOP area. Unfortunately, […]

30th of October 2017

New Study Seeks Answers to Transit Issues at Wissahickon Gateway

    The point where the Wissahickon Creek meets the Schuylkill River has been an important link to travel in the area for thousands of years. Today, it’s highly congested with transit and vehicle traffic entering and exiting the Roosevelt and Schuylkill Expressways. It’s a hub for SEPTA with 11 bus routes stopping at the […]

26th of September 2017

Clean Air Council using technology to bring together business community and boost bicycling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [September 26, 2017 – PHILADELPHIA, PA] Companies from across the Greater Philadelphia Area are signing up and showing their support for bicycling as part of the Love to Ride Philadelphia Challenge. This regional campaign aims to encourage bicycling, foster friendly competition, and inform future decisions around bicycle infrastructure. The Challenge is free […]

15th of June 2017

Clean Air Council awarded with 2017 Azavea Summer of Maps fellow

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the 2017 Azavea Summer of Maps program. Summer of Maps is a three-month long fellowship giving Geographic Information System (GIS) students the opportunity to perform geospatial data analysis for local and national non-profit organizations. Our Summer of Maps fellow, Jianting Zhao, will be helping us […]

21st of March 2017

Who Runs for Clean Air? Meet Freddy

Freddy Druding is an avid runner, environmentalist, and looking to beat the bus for the third time on March 22. Why our race? What makes the Run for Clean Air stand out from other races? This will be my 3rd time participating in the Run for Clean Air Race the Bus Challenge. Run for Clean […]

6th of March 2017

5 Key Takeaways from Vision Zero Conference 2017

On Wednesday, March 1, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Uber presented the the Vision Zero Conference at Thomas Jefferson University. Vision Zero is a policy approach that recognizes traffic fatalities as preventable and aims to reduce all traffic deaths through engineering, education, and enforcement. Originating in the 1990s in Sweden, Vision Zero is […]

16th of February 2017

GoPhillyGo’s trip-planning website is now available for mobile, the free online mapping site for the greater Philadelphia area from Clean Air Council, has now released a mobile version for use on all mobile devices. Designed to make getting around without a car both easy and fun, the power of GoPhillyGo’s mapping technology will now be available on the go. You’ll be able […]

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