The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) is installing bicycle parking racks at garages and a lot it operates, to help ease Center City congestion.A nice gesture, but certainly A LOT more is needed.
The bike racks are in garages at 2nd and Sansom, 10th and Ludlow, the Market Street East Gallery, and the 15th and Arch surface lot. Each of the racks accommodates around a dozen bikes.
So the Bicycle Coalition wants to build on it as a step in the right direction.
Sarah Clark Stuart is with the bicycle coalition of greater Philadelphia:You’d think they’d have an ally in City Hall by now to help them accomplish this, right?
“Philadelphia needs thousands of more racks, if it's going to be a sustainable and green city, and we hope that others, including agencies and private property owners will follow the authority's example.”
The bicycle coalition would like to see property managers install bike parking facilities across the city. It also wants the zoning code to be amended to require new residence and office buildings to set aside bike parking space.
Yea, we thought so too.
Mayor Nutter? Deputy Mayor Cutler? Supposed-to-be-appointed bike-czar? Hello?? Anybody home?
Parking Authority Adds Bike Racks Across Center City [ KYW 1060 ]
Park your bike for free at a Parking Authority garage [ Philadelphia Inquirer ]
New Bike Racks at Parking Authority Garages [ Philadelphia Bicycle News ]
Bike commuters having a two-wheel revolution [ Philadelphia Inquirer ]
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