Parking a car in a bike lane is as Philadelphia as a cheesesteak with a Whiz, but the unsafe practice puts cyclists at potential danger.
Philadelphia’s Parking Authority announced Thursday that it plans to punish those who break bike lane rules.
“Bicycles are an integral part of Philadelphia’s transportation ecosystem. Since 2011, 45 cyclists have died and more than 135 have been injured. We have to do everything we can to provide secure access,” said PPA Executive Director Rich. Razer said.
Starting Monday, the PPA will deploy eight law enforcement officers into city streets to focus on bike lanes and aim to issue tickets to vehicles illegally parked there.
Since 2014, the PPA has issued more than 25,000 tickets for bike lane safety violations, the PPA said in a news release.
Sarah Stuart, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition, said cyclists have been calling for greater enforcement for years and the coalition is relieved that the PPA program has been launched. said.
“Our goal is to improve public safety and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods by encouraging adherence to bike lane regulations and keeping bike lanes clean and free of parked vehicles,” said Lazer. I have concluded.
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/ppa-to-start-issuing-bike-lane-tickets-for-illegally-parked-cars/3554702/ PPA Begins Issuing Bike Lane Tickets for Illegally Parked Vehicles – NBC10 Philadelphia