Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Calling All Bicyclists: You Are Needed At The Spruce Pine Bike Lane Public Meeting Today!


Be sure not to miss the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities's public meeting on the Spruce/Pine Bike Lane Project, this Wednesday, August 12th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at The Gershman Y - Chapel 100, University of the Arts, 401 South Broad Street.

Some recent stories in the press. Citypaper's Clog, It's Our City and KYWS news interview with Rina Cutler.

There is some opposition to these lanes. It's very important that bicyclists, especially bicyclists who live the vicinity of Spruce and Pine Streets, attend this meeting to show their support for this pilot project. The Mayor's Office of Transportation will make a presentation, answer questions and display plans.

Tomorrow night's meeting is our best opportunity to demonstrate that there is strong community support for these lanes. East-west bike lanes across Center City are critical to making it safer to get across town and encourage more people to ride their bike to work or for short errands. This project's success is very important for the future of bicycling in Philadelphia, and the City needs to hear from its supporters.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Opposition is particularly strong in Society Hill. Expect a good turnout of opponents tomorrow

John said...

Congressman Sestak's Health Care Town Hall will be a half block north at the Broad St Ministry. Expect news trucks and protesters. It should be a lively evening on Broad St.

joj said...

253 Pine is gonna bike by to support, weather-dependent...

Drew said...

With the addition of biking lanes, would there be a proposal to repave both Spruce and Pine? Spruce is practically on the verge of being unbikable!

Anonymous said...

i've seen that drew kid's bike, you can't hear its chain from 1.5 blocks away...also, its made for a 14 yr old, not one who's 6'3

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