It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: For the first time in more than a decade, the Philadelphia Streets Department have announced their plans for bike infrastructure improvements this year.
Fourteen miles of new bike lanes will be installed, including more than three miles of innovative bike infrastructure. Among innovative facilities will be the City’s first on-street physically protected bike lanes on Ryan Ave and Frankford Ave (by the Pennpack Trail) in Northeast Philadelphia along with climbing bike lanes (uphill bike lane/downhill sharrows) on three streets emerging from the Schuylkill River Valley (Shawmont, Midvale and Ridge Avenues). Check out the map below, and click on it for an enhanced version.
In addition to the new bike lanes, the City and PennDOT will be will be installing 19 miles of sharrows and 36 miles of enhanced (restriped) bicycle facilities, bringing the total to 70 miles of improved streets for bicycling in 2015.
For details you can access our interactive map.