Promoting bicycling as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation.

Report a Problem

Please use this page to report problems to appropriate municipal or state agencies and to also post the problem on our Philadelphia Bike Map Wiki.

SeeClickFix (Online map and reporting tool):


What to Do In A Bicycle Crash

Contacting State and Local Agencies

Philadelphia To report a street defect, pothole, faded bike lane stripes, etc., within Philadelphia, choose the appropriate report form on the Street Department "Operations Smooth Streets" website.

Dial 311 - The 311 operator will refer the problem to the appropriate department and assign a tracking number for followup.

Send in this webform to report enforcement problems (cars in parked in a bike lane) to the Philadelphia Police Department.

To Report a Taxicab driver's dangerous behavior, report the date, time and taxi's P number (or G number if from out of town) to the Philadelphia Parking Authority Taxi and Limo Division at 215-683-9440.

To report a problem with a SEPTA bus or train, use this SEPTA webform

To report a STOLEN BICYCLE (ARRGH!) follow these ABCs on looking for your stolen bike; you may be lucky and get it back!

Pennsylvania PennDOT District 6 maintains and repairs state bridges, highways and roads within Delaware Valley counties. To report a problem on a state road or highway, call 1-800-FIX-ROAD. You can use the District 6 contact page (click on District Contacts) to send an email to a specific unit or send an email to Steven Dunlop, the District's Bike/Ped Coordinator at sdunlop@state.pa.us.

Montgomery County (PA) Montco's Road and Bridge Department has a webform to send in reports or requests for information.

Bucks County (PA) The Bucks County Planning Commission's contact information is here. Bucks County operates few roads itself. To report a road condition send an email to the PennDOT District 4 Bucks County Maintenance Contact dknishley@state.pa.us. If the road is managed by a borough or town, use this list of municipalities to contact the right Department.

Chester County (PA) Chester County's Planning Commission has a "who to call" page with phone numbers for reporting road conditions.

Delaware County (PA) Delaware County's Public Works Department is responsible for county roads. A list of municipalities is here.

New Jersey

State Roads - To report a pothole or maintenance problem on a New Jersey state road, call 1-800-Pothole or fill out this NJDOT webform.

For County roads call the county highway department listed here

Delaware Use DelDOT's webform to report road safety conidition.

Bicycle Coalition To report any other problems, such as a crash or road rage incident directly to our attention, please complete this Bicycle Coalition Incident Report

What to do in a Bicycle Crash

Call the police and get a report. There are a few things you need to know to protect your legal rights in a bike crash. If you are in a crash with a car, do not leave the scene without:

  • the tag number of the car
  • the names and phone numbers of any witnesses
  • driver name and contact information
  • police officer name and badge number

Even in cases where cyclists are badly hurt, the police have not always identified the vehicle or driver involved. The ambulance personnel will not include this information in their report – you must make sure the information gets recorded by the police. If it is a hit and run, you need to file a police report as soon as you are able.

The Bicycle Coalition is often asked to put members in touch with lawyers. While we do not endorse any particular lawyer, Stuart Leon has been a sponsor of Bike Freedom Valley for several years and we provide his contact information here as a convenience to our members.

Stuart Leon PC
1420 Walnut Street Suite 404
Philadelphia PA 19102
215 790-9288
Cell 215 588-7900

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