Support 11th Street parking-proected bike lane and intersection improvements

Protected intersections and a protected bike lane could be coming to 11th Street in Center City, but only with your support!

 

Anyone who has biked, walked, or driven on 11th Street Philadelphia is probably familiar with the street's generous width. Crosswalk parking and short signal timing can make crossing treacherous for pedestrians. Technically a one-way bike lane already exists along this stretch. But conflicts with the 23 bus route, unused trolley tracks, double parking, faded paint, and a more than a decade worth of potholes make it an unsafe segment of the bike network. As part of the resurfacing planned this fall, OTIS is proposing a 2-way parking-protected cycle track, along with intersection and bus stop improvements. Click here for OTIS's full PDF proposal.

This project is likely to generate a great deal of NIMBY opposition, given the long history of double parking and abuse of the public right of way along this stretch. We need to make sure that Vision Zero supporters plan on attending this informational meeting to make their voices heard, and to make sure opponents aren't allowed to hold up these improvements. 

If you support safer streets in Philadelphia, OTIS needs to hear from you on this important project!

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Alex Bomstein Kate Mundie Jesse Blumenstock Erika Reinhard

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