Park(ing) Day brings innovative bike parking from Bicycle Coalition, City of Philadelphia & SEPTA
Friday, September 16. Philadelphia's first in-street "bike corral" was installed on Sydenham Street (off 1500 block of Walnut St.) on September 15th as a Park(ing) Day installation. It will be up for 6 weeks as a demonstration project. The rack is on loan from Dero Bike Rack Co. and was coordinated by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Mayor's Office of Transportation.
A second set of parking racks was installed in front of the University of the Arts on the 200 block of South Broad street. That project was done in coordination with the Bicycle Coalition, MOTU and SEPTA. These "ganged" U racks were donated by Saris Bike Racks.
Bicycle Coalition staff will be posted at both locations all day to answer questions.
Photos of the installation by the Philadelphia Streets Department are here
The Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) is charged with building a shared vision and coordinating decision-making among City agencies and departments in order to coordinate efforts, save money, and improve conditions throughout the City's transportation system.
About Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadephia
Founded in 1972, the Bicycle Coalition is a nonprofit organization that serves the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia as well as South Jersey and the state of Delaware. The Bicycle Coalition makes bicycling better through advocacy and education by promoting biking as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation.
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About Park(ing) Day
Park(ing) Day is an annual event organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The day encourages individuals, businesses and organizations to employ street parking spaces for new purposes. Examples range from bike parking, to small parks, to patios, to dog washing stations. The Philadelphia chapter of the AIA maintains a website which includes a map of planned Parking Day installations: http://www.parkingdayphila.org