It has finally happened.
As part of the the Adopt A Rack project a bike rack appeared this morning on Broad St just south of Chestnut in front of the Land Title Building, home of the Bicycle Coalition.
Getting a bike rack on South Broad St has not been easy, in 1997 the defunct Avenue of Arts Inc. frowned on the first wave of 800 Center City bike racks and no racks were installed on the street (despite the presence of chaotic school racks in front of the UArts). Even when more racks were installed in 2006 city officials balked, placing the racks instead on adjacent side streets such as Spruce and Locust.
The Bicycle Coalition signed for or "adopted" the 100+ new racks in the Center City and Old City districts.
Bicycle Ambassador Coordinator Breen Goodwin admires the first of many new bike racks that will adorn South Broad St.