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Flooded Schuylkill Bike Trail: Photo Friday
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Flooded Schuylkill Bike Trail: Photo Friday

Remember all of that insane rain and flooding on Wednesday? That 7th worst in Philly history that competed with Superstorm Sandy? Yeah, that one.

For those Philly bike commuters, things got a little more complicated on Wednesday and Thursday morning:

philly-bike-path-flooded

That’s the Schuylkill Bike Path/River Trail that runs alongside of Center City. Here’s the view a from the overpass by Spruce. (I also usually check out the dogs playing on that bridge, but am assuming the doggies wouldn’t have been playing on Thursday. 🙁 Bummer.)

Philly bike path flooded 2014

Members from my Facebook Women Bike Philadelphia group, lead by the Bicycle Coalition’s Katie Monroe, were quick to share photos of unbikeable paths. Kate Campbell was quick to post the update to forewarn cyclists on their commutes and it spurred tons of comments and additional photos.

And the view from the other side, looking towards Franklin Field & University City:

Schuylkill Bike Trail

Michelle Sipics shot this view from Market Street, where the train tracks flooded as well. Insane, right?

Market East Schuylkill River Trail Bike Path

Michelle updated the group when the waters started to recede yesterday afternoon. Isn’t the internet a lovely place to exchange real-time updates?

Market Street Bike Path Schuylkill Path

If you’re wondering if you can bike on over to the Schuylkill Trail today, good news: It’s muddy but back in business! Look at all those happy cyclists and runners.

Schuylkill Bike trail May 2 2014

Thanks to the awesome lady bikers of Philly for keeping us up to date on where it’s safe to bike. They also talk cycling events, safety tips and support each other in urban bicycling. If you’re a lady cyclist in Philly, join the Facebook discussions here!

Readers, do you have any experiences or photos from the insane flooding this week? Share with us in the comments and Facebook!

 

Photos: Kate Campbell & Michelle Sipics from the Women Bike PHL Facebook group.

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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

2 thoughts on “Flooded Schuylkill Bike Trail: Photo Friday

  1. Thanks for sharing these, truly amazing! Wish I’d snapped a pic of the Ridge Ave bridge over the Wissahickon – also amazing!

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