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Bike lane improvement project begins across Philly - Philly Voice

BY PAT RALPH PhillyVoice Staff

The citywide initiative is expected to be completed by early summer as more cyclists take to the streets during the warm weather months

Photo Credit: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Streets Department undertook a new initiative this week that is sure to come as a welcome sight to cyclists across the city.

New construction on the city's Knitting the Network Project started this week as part of an effort to bolster bicycle-riding options across various streets in Philly.

The project involves adding, upgrading or reconfiguring bike lanes by installing pavement markings and flexible delineator posts across various roadways in the city.

The specific enhancements and roadways included in the project are the following.

  • A parking-protected bike lane on Race Street from 8th Street to 6th Street in Old City

  • Protected bike lanes along Torresdale Avenue at the Pennypack Creek Trail in Holmesburg

  • A paint-buffered bike lane along North 13th Street from Spring Garden Street to Green Street in Callowhill

  • Green-backed shadows and edge lines along North 15th Street from Lehigh Avenue to Girard Avenue in North Philly

Work is scheduled to take place during daytime hours, weather permitting, and may involve single lane closures. Construction is slated to be completed by early summer as more cyclists take to the streets during the warm weather months.

The Knitting the Network Project is the final portion of a multi-year fund. Worth approximately $500,000, the project is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Multimodal Transportation Fund and Automated Red Light funds.

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