Chestnut Between 30th And Entrance To Schuylkill Expressway
I was struck on Chestnut while in the bike lane, from behind, by a vehicle attempting to cut to the right turn lane early. The driver claimed he never saw me until after he had hit me (hard to believe as this was midday, I was to his right and ahead of him, and it was clear and sunny. This occurred on Wednesday September 15. I went to the scene of the accident today with my wife only to witness another bicyclist down on the ground, struck by a vehicle, at the exact same location, again on a clear and sunny day. This road needs to have several changes made for the safety of the bicyclists using the bridge (which is many). Plastic reflector posts separating the lanes, bright colored painting on the bike lanes, signs and flashing lights warning of heavy bike traffic would all be significant improvements to increase safety. Additionally, concrete dividers (placed along the roadside between bike lane and sidewalk not bike lane and road) would have resulted in me and todays downed cyclist be being crushed. I got lucky in being hit a few feet past them.
2922-2954 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
This is a very dangerous stretch of road for cyclists because the bike lane and right turn lane intersect. I bike it daily and have seen two accidents and numerous near accidents between bicyclists and motorists. Last week my husband's rib was broken when he was struck by a car while biking here. When we returned to the scene to look at it several days later, we found another biker rolling on the ground after having just been hit by a car.
1) Flashing lights and signs are needed here
2) bright plastic road dividers should be installed, to limit the area that cars are able to move into the bike lane
3) and/or more permanent bike lane dividers should be installed to protect cyclists
Thank you for consideration and assistance.
3601-3699 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
I very nearly hit or get hit between 38th and 34th on Spruce everyday despite going really slow while other bikers fly by. Pedestrians pay no attention- cars cut you off and fling open doors. Maybe some signage would help? It's impossible to safely ride in the bike lane even going very slowly.
3400-4000 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
The recent resurfacing of Chestnut St. between 34th and 40th Streets brought unfortunate changes for cyclists. First, the wide, right-hand-side parking lane (34th-38th) that used to double as a bike lane was removed and replaced with a narrow parking lane and a narrow driving lane. Now I encounter multiple cases of harassment per week due to drivers' annoyance at me taking up the right lane. The section between 38th and 39th has recently been converted to a "loading zone", which causes even more confusion and rage in drivers, who appear to think it is a bike lane. A dedicated bike lane all along this section would be fantastic, but failing that, some nice big "SHARE THE ROAD" signs would also be excellent.
161-199 S 34th St Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Motorists frequently try to squeeze through pedestrians who are crossing this street, posing a danger to the pedestrians. While the light is green, pedestrians have the right of way, but turning vehicles often get pushy. It is a very heavily pedestrian traffic area, and better multi modal traffic management is necessary here. A pedestrian all-cross light or more police enforcement may be helpful.
6259 Ludlow St Philadelphia, PA 19139, USA
This building is in a residential area and we already have a homeless shelter across the street on Cobbs Creek Pkwy.There are senior citizen on the 62nd block of Ludlow St. that can't make it to the zoning hearing on Weds. March 9th @ 2:00 pm 1515Arch St. Rm. 18002 for obvious reasons and don't wish to have this facility on our street.Can You Help Us...........
6000 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA
The lights on Chestnut and Walnut used to be timed so that, if one travelled at the speed limit, you would get nothing but green lights from 69th street to City Hall at 15th Street. It eliminated traffic jams and allowed people to make a 54 block trip in about 10 minutes.
At least on Sunday mornings for the last few years, the lights have been out of sync. You have to stop for a red light every third block. This creates gridlock and unnecessary traffic. It also consumes much more gas than would be necessary if the lights were timed.
The lights on Chestnut and Walnut need to be re-timed at regular intervals to make the trip into the city a much more pleasant experience for everybody.
Schuylkill Ave Between Chestnut And Market Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Schuylkill Ave needs to be resurfaced.