Bike Lane


Back in early August we brought you word that a vital connection along the 22nd Street bike lane had been scraped and was ready for repaving. This section connects two important cycling arterials of Spring Garden and Fairmount Avenues. 22nd street, as a reminder, hosts the only dedicated bike lane west of Broad Street. Cycle Philly mapping for the area confirms heavy bike usage in the area:


Many laws are enforced by the public either directly or indirectly by the threat of an observant public. People are deterred from committing an array of infractions for fear that wrongdoings will be observed by strangers and reported to authorities. Jane Jacobs called this phenomenon “Eyes on the Street,” and we regularly make decisions as city dwellers based on our safety and who will be able to assist us in a highly visible location versus one in the shadows.


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