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Tell City Council to Nix Unfriendly Legislation for Bikes
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Tell City Council to Nix Unfriendly Legislation for Bikes

Remember a few months ago when we were talking about making Philly streets safer for bikes?

Unfortunately, City Council has a bill right now that is set to do the opposite.

Councilmember Jannie Blackwell introduced Bill 18013400 last Thursday that says “any modification to an existing bicycle lane that would affect the flow of traffic” would require a City Council ordinance. According to Claire Sasko at Philly Mag, Blackwell is having regrets over the Chestnut 34-45th Sts protected bike lane because of driver complaints.

This bill is counterintuitive to the city’s Vision Zero plan and according to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, would make ” would make it harder, costlier, and more time consuming for Philadelphia to make its streets safer.”

The Bike Coalition has a petition to send to City Council in opposition to the bill. Visit it on their website.

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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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