The 13th Street bike lane will stay, the city has decided, after a test period that unearthed few problems for motorists and cyclists.
The lane was announced in April, along with another north-south lane on 10th Street, after the city’s office of Transportation and Utilities sought good candidates for lanes to complement the east-west ones on Pine and Spruce.
The lane and its buffer replaced one automobile lane on the street, but the report filed by the MOTU found that caused few issues. One thing that will be addressed is the extra-busy intersections at Market and Walnut streets. At those corners respectively, SEPTA will move its layover location to the north side of the street and two metered parking spots will be moved South. Both moves would alleviate traffic regardless of the bike lane.
The 10th Street Lane is now in its pilot phase.