Residents and business owners in Chinatown Friday held a rally under the neighborhood’s arch to send the city one very important message: no bike lanes.
According to Philly.com, a temporary bike lane is scheduled to be placed on the left curb of 10th Street from Spring Garden to Lombard Street . Philly.com reports the lane is part of the city’s effort to improve two-wheel traffic.
The lanes are scheduled to be in place for three to six months while they are evaluated.
Chinatown leaders, however, worry the bike lanes will impact business and safety in the neighborhood.
Organizers of Friday’s rally planned to gather more than 1,000 signatures before bringing the petition to the Mayor’s Office, according to Philly.com.