We attended the Market-JFK Vision Zero Safety Project Steering Committee earlier this week. The meeting was convened by Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, (OTIS) and included major property owners and stakeholders along the Market and JFK corridors.
Status of the bike lanes as of today:
- Striping and flex post installation is substantially complete.
- PPA’s revision to signage and rearrangement is substantially complete.
- Bicycle signals have been installed at 16th and Market and 20th and JFK.
The Philadelphia Police Department 9th District and Philadelphia Parking Authority have begun three education and enforcement actvities as part of the pilot, as requested by the Councilperson.
- Starting last week, PPD 9th District began handing out palm cards to both bicyclists and motorists about riding on sidewalks and yielding to pedestrians. This focused enforcement/education period will last for two weeks.
- Starting 6/22, PPD will ticket those bicyclists riding on sidewalks and motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians. This effort will focus on 16th and JFK, 16th and Market, and 19th and JFK.
- As the parking and loading signage update is completed, the PPA will begin to enforce parking regulations this week
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The pilot is expected to last 9 months, and OTIS will be collecting a variety of data in both July and September/October to evaluate the bike lanes on a number of measures.
More information from the City’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems here.