Bicycle advocates and the auto advocacy agency AAA hope that sweeping revisions to the City of Philadelphia’s traffic code, approved Thrusday by a City Council committee, will improve the often-difficult interactions between drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians in the city.
There will be three bicycles for residents to share at each of five Dranoff Properties’ buildings: three in center city, one in Manayunk, and one on the Camden waterfront.
A new law is on the books in Pennsylvania that requires motorists to give bicyclists four feet of clearance when passing.
It will be set up inside the 23rd Street Armory in center city and operate Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Philadelphia officials next month plan to use more “stick” in a program that takes a carrot-and-stick approach to bad behavior by people in cars, on bicycles, and on foot.
Mayor Nutter had appointments right after the bike ride so he wore a suit and necktie, but Congressman Fattah, who rides with his wife and kids for recreation, and Congressman Brady, who admits he doesn’t ride too much, were dressed more casually.
Nearly 200 people rode silently on a track through Philadelphia to honor fallen bicyclists and to raise awareness about the cyclists’ rights to share the road.
A new study by The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia says the city has, per capita, twice as many cycling commuters as any other big city in the U.S.