Winter Abandoned Bike Sweep
November 19, 2012 3 Comments
On Thursday, November 29th and Thursday, December, 6th the City of Philadelphia Streets Department will be conducting an abandoned bicycles sweep. The Streets Department will remove abandoned bicycles that have been identified through Philly-311 and tagged by the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities. Removing abandoned bicycles is an important part of maintaining the streets for all Philadelphians and it frees up existing parking areas for cyclists and clearing-out scarce sidewalk space.
All abandoned bicycles will be donated to local charities that specialize in refurbishing bicycles.
To report an abandoned bicycle, please call 311 or use the Philly-311 smart phone app to report the bicycle. Remember to include a description of the bicycle, its location, any damage, and what the bike is locked to (a tree, parking meter, etc.).
If your bicycle has inadvertently been identified as abandoned, simply remove the yellow tag and relocate the bicycle to a nearby bike rack or call the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities at 215-686-9000.
If you have any questions, please call the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities at 215-686-9000.