November 6th will be very important day for Philadelphia bicyclists, perhaps even more important than the ribbon cutting of the Spruce and Pine bike lanes last October. The South Street Bridge opening combined with new bike lanes on Lombard and South plus fresh pavement on the east of Broad sections of Spruce and Pine will create a nearly contiguous string of bike lanes from Front Street to the Cobbs Creek Parkway.
So here is the current status if the three projects:
South St Bridge - Sidewalks complete, street surfacing taking place.
Lombard and South Bike Lanes - Streets Department has traced the bike lane lines with spray paint on Lombard and South from 21st to 27th St.
Spruce and Pine Street resurfacing - As of 10 AM the paving crew was located on Spruce St at the 7th St intersection and moving west. On Friday Spruce from Dock St to 7th St was paved.