South of South Neighborhood Association’s Board of Directors expresses support for protected bike lanes on South Street.

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


August 8, 2017

Contact: Nicole Koedyker                                                

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South of South Neighborhood Association’s Board of Directors

expresses support for protected bike lanes on South Street.

 

Protected bike lanes can improve bicycle safety on South Street and encourage use and enjoyment of neighborhood restaurants, shops, and green spaces.

 

 

Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia - Today, the South of South Neighborhood Association’s Board of Directors expressed support for the pilot proposal for protected bike lanes on South Street from 21st Street to the South Street Bridge.


“Our neighborhood serves as a gateway between West Philadelphia and the rest of the city. Given the number of commuters who pass through our neighborhood, we are eager to support the pilot project as it has the potential to enhance the safety of cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers,” said Kevin Brown, Chair of the Board of Directors. “We look forward to working with oTIS, residents, and our local businesses to ensure that the project promotes bicycle safety and that those who pass through SOSNA’s boundaries stop to enjoy our restaurants, shops, parks, and green spaces.”


SOSNA’s support for the pilot proposal for protected bike lanes follows an informational session in July, where residents of the Graduate Hospital neighborhood overwhelmingly supported the pilot project. Residents noted the importance of improving biking infrastructure to promote health and safety for city residents.


While improvements around the city (including to the South Street Bridge) have created more opportunities for bicycle commuters, the protected bike lane proposal can improve bicycle safety on South Street.


Read the letter of support here.