Center City to replace two parking spots with bike racks

    This one’s a win for the bikes, if you’re still keeping track of the Great Bike/Car War of Philadelphia.

    It’s sort of a win for the trees, too.

    The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has announced the addition of two Center City bike corrals. They’ll replace one parking spot each on Walnut Street between 15th and 16th and on the 200-block of South Broad.

     

    “Center City has a bike parking problem, as evidenced by bikes parked to trees,” reads the BCGP blog. “Our bike corrals, installed for 6-7 weeks, showed one innovative solution which increases a commercial district’s bicycle parking capacity with minimal impact on car parking.”

    The corrals are a team effort with the Mayor’s Office Transportation and Utilities and SEPTA.

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