Bicycle Coalition

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia testified in favor of bills for new bike lanes in West Philadelphia and Callowhill on Monday.

During a meeting of the Streets and Services Committee in Philadelphia City Council, Bicycle Coalition policy coordinator Bob Previdi spoke in favor of bills which would create new bike lanes on Lansdowne Drive and Parkside Avenue in West Philadelphia, and Race Street in the Callowhill section of the city.

We have written about all these bills in the past. Here is PlanPhilly’s story about the Lansdowne lane.

Previdi’s remarks were brief—in support of all three bills. He offered to answer any questions City Council may have about the lanes, but there were few.

The sponsor of the bills to create new lanes on Parkside and Lansdowne in West Philadelphia, Councilman Curtis Jones, noted he recently rode his bicycle on Parkside Avenue and understood the need for better protection on that stretch of road.

He added that his bicycle currently has a flat, though, and that he plans on fixing it once the weather warms up.

Previdi then invited the Streets and Services Committee to Bike To Work Day on Friday, May 18th. Jones agreed to join the ride.

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