Bike Lane

No mention of mid-block crossings. Photo by G. K. Thompson

About half a lifetime ago I ventured through the uncharted territory of vehicular licensure. I was 16 and after taking required driver’s permitting classes in Maryland that led me through not only the logistics of the road but the mechanics of a car, I was off to take my test on a closed course behind the MVA (Motor Vehicle Administration) in Annapolis, MD where I grew up. Unlike PA, Maryland does not require a test for one’s license on the open road. 

Stephen Buckley from Philly bringing half-hearted bike infra to a Canadian city near you!

We at This Old City often look for inspiration from other cities and countries when considering urban planning interventions and more progressive forms of infrastructure. Such was the case in a recent post I did about converting the Spruce and Pine Street bike lanes installed 6 years ago to protected bike lanes. In that post I took some examples from Toronto, where planters were used protect lanes from drivers and increase cycling rates. Unfortunately for Canadian cyclists, those planters were intended for other users of the street.


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