Complete Streets


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:


When surveying the world of urban design in public spaces, it's easy to find innovation abroad in Europe, Latin America or Asia. Harder to find are examples here in America. We have fallen behind the rest of the industrialized world regarding maintenance of infrastructure and innovation in safer streets. Change is coming however. More politically progressive cities are leading the way. Such is the case in Seattle.


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