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A Complete Streets Building Spree in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has a busy schedule of complete streets projects in the works. The city has a goal of building 20 miles of protected bike lanes by 2020.
July 22, 2019, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A painted bike lane running along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

Kelly Cofrancisco, from the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability of the city of Philadelphia, reports the city's progress on building complete streets projects.

The City Council "recently enabled legislation for nine Complete Street projects," according to Cofrancisco, the "highest number of bills passed out of Council for safety improvements on record."

Projects include traffic calming measures, shorter pedestrian crossings, and protected bike lanes.

"Each bicycle lane link moves the City closer to its goal of a high-quality bike network," according to Cofrancisco. "The plan is to have 20 miles of protected bicycle lanes by the end of the 2020 construction season."

The complete streets projects approved by the Philadelphia City Council are illustrated on a map available online [pdf].

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Published on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in City of Philadelphia
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