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.
Part of the school district bailout that the mayor plans is an increase in the cost of parking on the street in Center City and University City. Rates will go up by 50-cents.
Bicyclists may be rejoicing, motorists perhaps not, now that the Nutter Administration plans to add two more bicycle-only lanes in Center City.
On Friday, the Nutter administration launched their “Give Respect – Get Resepct” campaign in an effort to bring civility and traffic safety in Philadelphia.
More than a year after the city created bike-only lanes on Pine and Spruce Streets, officials are looking at the same thing for some north-south streets.
“(The previous) bridge was actually a poster child for government failure,” said deputy mayor Rina Cutler.
Here in the dog days of August, what topped the agenda of the Nutter administration today was… snow.