The Philadelphia Planning Commission adopted a Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan in 2012. The Bicycle Coalition is committed to working with the City to get the recommendations of this plan adopted sooner rather than later.
The Spruce and Pine bike lanes were a transformational moment for bicycling in Philly, and remain central to our maturation as a bicycling city.
We support equitable enforcement of Philadelphia’s traffic laws. Our streets will be safer when all street users know the laws and follow them.
We are always looking for opportunities to get new stretches of bike lane installed. Many factors influence when and where Philadelphia adds bike lanes. They include City Council’s opinion, neighborhood support, and the Streets Department’s paving schedule (which is in turn influenced by Streets’ budget). It’s not always where a bike lane is needed most – sometimes it’s where the fight will be most winnable.
We are sponsors of the Philadelphia pumptrack, the first such facility in the city. Located at 53rd & Parkside Ave in Fairmount Park, the pumptrack opened in the spring of 2014.