Monday, December 22, 2014

Report: More bicyclists coming into Center City

Philadelphians like bicycling into Center City.

Report: More bicyclists coming into Center City

Philadelphians like bicycling into Center City.

And a study by the Center City District shows that more people –an increase of 10.5 percent commute downtown by bike.

The survey conducted in the first two weeks of October cite an uptick in the number of young adults living in Center City coupled with the installation of dedicated bike lanes and rising gas prices as reasons for increased bicyclists.

Some of the city’s dedicated bike lanes like 22nd street have had 161 riders per an hour and 13th street has had 150 an hour, according to the report. Last year a bike lane was installed on 13th street and there alone was a 67 percent increase in riders.

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommends installation of up to 117 new miles of bike lanes throughout the city. For more, read the report here.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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