Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Torresdale Ave Bike Lanes and Route E

Crews are busy paving and painting the 5 mile stretch of Torresdale Ave from Fleuhr Park to the Erie-Torresdale El Station. This is part of Bicycle PA Route E which currently is signed in Delaware and parts of Montgomery County.

The section of the route on Route 291 in Chester City is under construction. Apparently the two lane road with light traffic is being widened to 4 lanes through a residential neighborhood. Dozens of homes were razed as a part of this project. I sometimes wonder town fathers have any idea on how to save their town. Tearing homes down to make way for a highway is "progress"?, what is this the 1950's? No plans for bike lanes either.