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Hear about City’s Bike Lane Plans on Weds & Thurs
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Hear about City’s Bike Lane Plans on Weds & Thurs

The city has bike lane plans – and you’re invited to hear about them.

Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS) scheduled meetings for this Wednesday and Thursday (April 4th & 5th) to talk about a repaving and safety project for the Spruce-Pine bike lanes. They’re planning on switching the bike lanes from the right side to the left side to be more visible for drivers and SEPTA buses. The parking would then change to the right side of the street. See the details on oTIS’s website.

The Inside Scoop

According to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, this is a great start. But although these lanes were pretty innovative when they were installed in 2009, they’ve since become deteriorated and were part of the problems that led to two extreme bike crashes this past winter, one killing 24-year old Emily Fredricks. What’s needed in addition to swapping sides are protected intersections and protected bike lanes

Plus, Philadelphia has funding – estimated at $550,000 to upgrade bike infrastructure.

attend the public meetings:

 

Photo by Colin Czerwinski on Unsplash

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Julie Hancher
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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