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way down a street. Don't do it on your
A salmon is a bicyclist riding upstream, against the flow of traffic.Now we have a report of a bicycle-bicycle crash in the Walnut Street bike lane caused by a bicyclist riding the wrong direction. So here's a reminder worth quoting should you encounter a salmon:
All Bike Lanes In Philadelphia Are One-Way
They flow in the direction of the adjacent vehicular travel lane.*
Many bicyclists don't know this rule. Now you know it, and can inform them (politely) should you see a salmon.
*There is one contraflow bike lane, on 30th Street between Walnut and Market. And one on Greenland Dr. in Fairmount Park, although it's unmarked.