Standard Bike Lane
A standard bike lane. These lanes are 1-way and flow in the direction of the adjacent vehicle travel lane. Cars are not allowed to drive here except when avoiding obstacles or merging to make a turn. Cars and trucks’ ability to stop or stand in these lanes varies depending on the location.
These bike lanes may be placed adjacent to a line of parked cars. When riding in those lanes, make sure to scan the “door zone” (the range a car door can sweep, if opened). It is legal in Philadelphia to bike outside of the bike lane in order to avoid this danger. Should someone open a car door into a bicyclist, that is called “dooring” and is a summary offense in Pennsylvania.