Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Next Week City Will Present Report On Controversial 10th Street Bike Lane

The City is recommending removing parts of the 10th Street
bike lane
Philadelphia's most talked-about bike lane is finally getting its own public meeting. The Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities is holding two open houses to discuss the results of the pilot 10th Street bike lane program.

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Chinese Christian Church and Center,
225 N 10th St.
Basement meeting hall will be used, entrance on Spring St.
Chinese interpretation services available.

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
SEPTA Food Court
1234 Market St.
Basement Level

What will happen to this street? The City is recommending the following:
  • remove the bike between eastbound Vine Street and Filbert Street
  • Replace with shared lane markings in left travel lane
  • Update and refresh bicycle lane markings between Ride Ave and westbound Vine Street, and south of Market Street to Lombard Street 
We encourage everyone to attend these meetings to hear the City's presentation of its data and share your comments and feedback.


Anonymous said...

I'll be there to let MOTU know that I suport creating a network of bike lanes and that I think gaps in the N-S backbone of the system is short-sighted.

juliet said...

This is a real bummer. I work at 9th + Spring Garden and routinely use this lane and the 13th Street lane to go to and from meetings in Center City. I can't imagine things will be better when I have to officially share the left lane with cars -- it's already dicey as it is going through Chinatown.