The City of Philadelphia’s office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS) announced an improvement plan for the current 13th Street bike lane.

The project will stretch from South street to Spring Garden street and create a separated protected bike lane connecting to the existing protected lane north of Spring Garden. As part of the improvements, the existing bike lane will be moved from the east side of the street to the west helping to increase the cyclist visibility in the lane to cars turning. The project also aims to help with parking and loading issues. Currently, the painted bike lane is often filled with delivery vehicles for businesses on 13th St; this project will allow the City and PPA to work with businesses to improve loading zones and parking needs.

This is a crucial connection for anyone riding to North Philadelphia from South St. and Center City. General Neighborhood meetings will occur with local RCOs next month:

Wast West Civic Association: Tuesday March 14th on zoom

Callowhill Neighborhood Association: Monday April 10th in person at Azavea

If you have any questions about this project or others, you can reach out to oTIS at

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