More bike lanes are coming to Philadelphia. But the city is still working to figure out where.
It’s been about a year since bike-only lanes were created on Pine and Spruce streets, and some north-south streets could be next. Deputy Mayor for Transportation Rina Cutler testified about the search for appropriate thoroughfares during a City Council budget hearing last week.
“Shortly, we will be going into the community and start working with the community groups for the next two,” said Cutler. “Long term, there is a new bike plan that we have been working on collaboratively with the city planning department.”
The plan forecasts several more bike lanes for the city, but no city sponsored bike-sharing program. Cutler said the city has been working with bike-sharing advocates, but doesn’t have the money to support the effort.
She said Philadelphia is assisting with private fundraising efforts for a bike-sharing program.