Ryan Avenue protected bike lane. (Photo: John Boyle)

Ryan Avenue protected bike lane. (Photo: John Boyle)

Lots going on this week! In addition to Philly Free Streets on Saturday, the City will be holding a press event on Friday morning on Ryan Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia to show off Philadelphia’s first parking-protected bike lane.

The lane is the end result of work between Councilman Henon, the Philadelphia Streets Department, and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.

Mayor Jim Kenney, Councilman Bobby Henon, and others will be on Ryan Avenue to speak about the new protected bike lane, which was described in this Metro Philly article.

The Bicycle Coalition believes this lane can serve as a model for all new bike lanes in Philadelphia.

That’s why we are excited to go to the press event, and bring as many cyclists and advocates who can make it.

The event will begin at 9:30am on Ryan Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. If you live in or near the area of Ryan Avenue and Lexington, please meet us there around 9:15am.

The location is about an hour-and-a-half bike ride from Center City. So, if you live in the Center City region, and want to come out, we have arranged for a train car to take us from Center City to Cheltenham Station, then will embark on a 3-mile bike ride to the location, hitting the new Tyson Avenue bike lanes.

If you want to join us on the train ride, please RSVP on our Facebook page as “GOING” BY 10AM ON THURSDAY.

We need to provide a head-count to SEPTA today. Tickets will be $4.75 at the ticket window, and $6 in cash on the train.

RSVP here.

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