What better time to kick off the 13/15 Neighborhood Bikeway Project than during Bike Month.
The 13/15 Neighborhood Bikeway Project is a north/south pair of priority bicycle streets between Center City and South Philadelphia, from Oregon Avenue to Market Street. The new bikeway treatment includes signage and pavement markings to indicate priority for bicyclists over vehicles. This project will not result in a loss of parking or vehicle lanes, but will send a clear reminder to drivers that bicycles may use the full travel lane.
Planning efforts began in 2013 and involved countless civic groups, the Bicycle Coalition, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems, and strong opinions from longtime residents (most likely). Funding for this project was provided by the federally funded, Transportation Alternative Program.
The project will be completed in three phases: 1) South Philadelphia signage, 2) South Philadelphia pavement markings, and 3) North Philadelphia portion to Lehigh Avenue.
As part of the testing of the bikeway treatments, a public survey to measure bicycle comfort on 13/15 Streets today and between the phases of the project has been established [here].