Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Philadelphia's Bike/Ped Plan To Be Unveiled

Interested in knowing which Philadelphia streets may get new bike lanes?  Or what new policies the City is considering to improve biking and walking?  Learn about and provide your comments on the new draft Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan drafted by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission at two "Open Houses" on April 19th and 20th.  This is a golden opportunity to weigh in on the blueprint that will guide how Philadelphia improves bicycling and walking over the next ten years.

The draft Ped/Bike Plan has two components:

1) Maps of proposed bike lanes and other facilities to improve and better connect the City's bike lane network and of proposed areas that need improved sidewalks in South Philadelphia, Center City and, North and Northwest Philadelphia.

2) Sixteen recommendations for new city-wide policies, including:
  • Bike parking 
  • Bikeway Network Design
  • Bicycle Treatment at Intersections
  • Bicycle Access on Transit
  • Construction Disruption
  • Management of Sidewalk Obstructions
  • Bikeway Network Maintenance
  • Bicycle Detours
  • Crash Reporting
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts
  • Bikes in Buildigns
  • Education
  • Encouragement 
  • Enforcement 

April 19th, 6:30 PM - William Penn Charter School - 3000 West School House Lane, East Falls

April 20th, 6:30 PM - One Parkway, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Center City


Unknown said...

Is the plan available anywhere online?

The link to the plan documents has a 2 page summary of visions, but doesn't show any specific plan to achieve them.

The Nov 2009 schedule shows online comments and public meetings this month - are the online comments for all comments, or are they to allow people who can attend the scheduled meetings to submit comments later?