Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Three of Eight In-Street Bike Corrals Installed In Philadelphia

People in perpetual search for bike parking received exciting news recently with the City's announcement of the installation of three bike corrals. They are three of eight scheduled for installation over the next two weeks (some are pending City Council approval):

Already Installed

  • Filbert St in front of Reading Terminal Market
  • South St in front of Whole Foods Market (betw 9th & 10th)
  • South St in front of Tattooed Mom's Bar (betw 5th & 6th)

Coming Soon

  • Baltimore Ave in front of Mariposa Co-op (betw 48th & 49th)
  • Chestnut St in front of Drinker's Pub (betw 19th & 20th)
  • Front & Thompson St in front of Kung Fu Necktie
  • Girard Ave in front of Johnny Brenda's (at Frankford Ave intersection)
  • 10th & Cherry in front of Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

The Mayor's Office of Transportation solicited applications from local businesses and received eight completed applications. Huge thanks are due to Aaron Ritz at the Mayor's Office of Transportation, MOTU's contractor J. Fletcher Creamer, and the Streets Department for working together to make this project happen. And of course, a big thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy for making an Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) to the Mayor's Office of Sustainability through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that made this project possible!

Below are some photos of the recent installations: