“After an extensive analysis of east-west routes in Center City, we found that the safest option is to add bike lanes to I-676,” said Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Alex Doty. The Streets Department, citing statistics showing the large number of bike crashes that occur at intersections, agreed that bike-car crashes would be reduced with a bike lane on the interstate.
Recent cuts to the city budget have delayed implementing the project. Therefore, the Bicycle Coalition is calling for volunteers to come out this evening, wearing clothes that can get dirty, to stripe the new bike lanes. There will also be a bake sale to raise funds for the ADA-compliant ramps to allow wheelchair access to the Vine Street Expressway.
April 1, 2009
Paint Bike Lanes on I-676
|From Philadelphia Bicycle News|
Image - Google Streetview
In all seriousness, we need to complete the Schuylkill River Trail and create east-west bike lanes in Center City.