Monday, April 12, 2010

The Bike Lanes of Philadelphia

Visiting from Atlanta, I was astounded at the coverage of Philadelphia bicycle facilities. They were on big roads.
Small roads.
They were helping cyclists speed past rush hour traffic.
They were marked through intersections.
And, on narrow downtown streets, entire corridors were marked with sharrows, creating a network of bicycle boulevards.
Tomorrow: the gorgeous bicycles.


  1. These are great posts, Step-through. I had heard Philly was bike-friendly but hadn't realized how progressive that burg really is. Love to see some of that happen here in ATL.

  2. I was really surprised. I had done a brief web search before going, to see if there were any interesting new cycle projects. Maybe I didn't look hard enough, but there wasn't much buzz. Apparently they were just quietly going along facilitating bicycle traffic without much fuss. Someday, Atlanta, someday...