Chinatown bike lane to go sharrow, meetings 5/22 and 5/23

Sharrows are symbols that remind drivers and cyclists to share the lane.
(Sharrows are symbols that remind drivers and cyclists to share the lane.)

Earlier this month, I wrote about the troubled Chinatown stretch of the 10th Street bike lane. And now it looks like it’s sharrows for Chinatown.

Instead of a contiguous lane, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities is proposing removing the lane between Vine and Filbert streets, opting instead for a sharrow (shared lane markings) on that stretch of 10th.

When 10th Street is repaved in late summer, the bike lanes will be painted between Ridge and Vine, and picked up again from Market to Lombard.

MOTU will present its plan for 10th Street at two open house sessions next week:

  • Tuesday, May 22, 5:30-7:30pm. Chinese Christian Church and Center, 225 N, 10th (enter on Spring).
  • Wednesday, May 23, 4:30-6:30pm. SEPTA Food Court, Lower level, 1234 Market Street.

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