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Old 04-18-2009, 04:05 AM
 
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Where are the greenways in or planned for Philadelphia? Any streets off limit to cars. Any streets with pedestrian only/light rail? Any bicycle lanes?

Looking at Philadelphia on google street view it seems to have a lot of potential for Amsterdam like greenway/bike/one car lane set up in some areas. Could be great for north Philly and bring some desirability back to those neighborhoods, not to mentioned greening up the city overall.

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Old 04-18-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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There is a good number of bicycle lanes throughout the city but most of the drivers just ignore them so I wouldn't feel too safe on them. It would be nice to have something more like in your picture however.
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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There is a good number of bicycle lanes throughout the city but most of the drivers just ignore them so I wouldn't feel too safe on them. It would be nice to have something more like in your picture however.
I didn't create the picture but that is the best way to make a bike lane. The parked cars create a barrier and on wide streets you can even use greenspace like a strip of flowers and trees mixed with seating areas. All bike lanes should switch the usual sidewalk/parked cars/bike lane/car lane to sidewalk/bikelane/parked carss/car lane.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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Philadelphia Bike Map...

http://www.phila.gov/streets/Philabik.pdf

yeah, the bike lanes exist but as jerzboy said, they are mostly ignored. there's no seperation from the car lane aside from the painted lines.
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