That's the time lapse between the opening ceremonies of the Walnut and South Street Bridge. What a difference 7,317 days make.
Photo - Ken Yanoviak. In case you were wondering 215-BICYCLE is still a valid phone number.
On October 25th, 1990 the Bicycle Coalition of the Delaware Valley (BCDV) staged a die-in at the ribbon cutting for the Walnut Street Bridge. Walnut St bridge was converted from a neighborhood bridge to a four lane high speed artery. BCDV President John Dowlin is seen here holding that sign that made the Philadelphia media headlines the next day.
"There's the bike lane" - Photo Michael McGettigan
November 6th, 2010 - John Dowlin who now serves as Vice President of Neighborhood Bike Works is seen here at the the South Street Bridge debut admiring the bike lane.
Changing attitudes towards bicycle travel and community input on the design of the South Street Bridge made all the difference in the world. Thanks to everyone who worked to make this bridge a showcase for all future urban bridge projects in Philadelphia.