This past June, the City of Philadelphia installed its first parked car protected bike lane in Center City along JFK Boulevard and West Market Street between 20th and 15th Streets. This event was a milestone as it took nearly 10 years from the first conceptual studies initiated by Center City District and the Streets Department to realize the vision of right-sizing Philadelphia’s two major Center City corridors.
The history of how the lanes came to be is here.
The City collected data on vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic before and after the project’s installation. A report will be prepared summarizing the results of the pilot to make the case for making the project permanent.
We want to survey bicyclists who use the lanes to convey to their thoughts about how the lane is working, what can be improved and whether or not the lanes have encouraged more people to ride on the two roadways.