Philly’s Bike Infrastructure UpdateJune 4, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes
It is the moment a lot of people have been waiting for, for the first time in 10 years the PSD have announced their plans for bike infrastructure improvements this year. Recently, Philadelphia has been voted as one of the top ten most bike-able cities in the country and recently landed in the top 3 most walkable cities in America as well. With the launch earlier this month of Philly’s first ever bike share program and the success that it has been, it seems the PSD has finally notice where Philly’s bike future is heading.
With the stressful lives many of us live, it seems hard to find the time to exercise or workout, and for many whom work in Center City or the surrounding neighborhoods, they have turned to biking as way to exercise daily and save time on their commutes as well. Biking in Philadelphia is on the rise and the Philadelphia Streets Department will be adding fourteen miles of new bike lanes along with 3 miles of innovative bike infrastructure.
In addition to the new bike lanes, the City and PennDOT will be will be installing 19 miles of sharrows and 36 miles of enhanced (restriped) bicycle facilities, bringing the total to 70 miles of improved streets for bicycling in 2015.
data gathered from philadelphiastreetdept.com