Philly to try 6-week bike lane plan downtown

July 15, 2009 1:13:02 PM PDT
Bicyclists in downtown Philadelphia could have a much easier trip from river to river come this fall. City officials say they will dedicate one lane each of Pine and Spruce streets solely to bicycle traffic starting around Labor Day.

The city will then track how heavily the lanes are used. The pilot program will last until spring.

After that, the city will decide whether to keep the bike lanes when the roads are repaved or get rid of them.

The special lanes will stretch about 25 blocks through the heart of downtown, linking the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers.

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