Bike Commuting Up Big Time in Center City, Report Says
Bike traffic was measured on all northbound streets between 3rd and 22nd streets during morning rush hour, from 8 to 9 a.m. Turns out, since 2012, the average number of bikers on the road during just that hour has jumped from 873 to 1,165. So let me just say it again: Dang!
The numbers show that the most-used streets are 22nd and 13th streets—two streets with bike lanes. According to the report, the city hasn’t installed any new northbound bike lanes in Center City in the past two years, but maybe this surge in bike traffic, and city bikers’ clear cut preference for streets with bike lanes, will kickstart some new-bike-lane talk. Fingers crossed!
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