Tidbit Tuesday | Expanding the Bicycle Network, 2008-2013
January 14, 2014 4 Comments
On Tuesdays, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.
Back in November, we showed not only that bicycle commuting in Philadelphia has been increasing rapidly, but also that we have the largest bicycle commute mode share of the ten largest U.S. cities. Keeping with that trend, the City has been busy expanding the on-street bike network.
This week, we take a look at how many new miles of on-street bike lanes were installed throughout Philadelphia over the past few years.
Even before 2008, Philadelphia already counted nearly 220 miles of roadway with on-street bike lanes (not to mention quite a few miles of trails as well). Today, that total has grown to 240 miles.
And if you were wondering, this photo was taken along Market Street at 54th Street just after new bike lanes were constructed in 2013.
Clarification: the totals above do NOT include sharrows, only actual bike lanes (conventional, buffered, and green). From 2008-2013, we added 9 miles of sharrows to the street network.