Bike lanes, sort of, have arrived on West Passyunk

Pic via @WPNAPhilly
Pic via @WPNAPhilly

After a bumpy couple of months along West Passyunk, the repaving and striping has been completed, and bike riders can feel a little more welcome now.

Design features called “sharrows” – a combination of the words share and arrow – have been along a few of the blocks between Broad and 25th street. It’s not a dedicated bike lane, but more just a visual reminder to drivers that they’re supposed to share the road with bikes.

The addition is the final step of making West Passyunk more bike- and pedestrian friendly. Diagonal, back-in parking spots were to be painted on several blocks as well.

Now the Newbold CDC and West Passyunk Neighbors Association are raising money to improve the plantings along the road. Efforts like those are one way to help the East Passyunk boom spread west. So is adding Big Belly trash cans.


2 thoughts on “Bike lanes, sort of, have arrived on West Passyunk

  • November 7, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Has anyone notified Stu Bykofsky at the Daily News so he can write a scathing article about it?

    • November 8, 2013 at 12:11 am

      I’m sure he sensed a disturbance in the Force.

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