Bike Lane Approval Will Go Through Philly City Council

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City Council will have the ultimate say over the city’s bike lanes.

Today City Council voted unanimously to approve a bill sponsored by Councilman Bill Greenlee that would require that the city’s bike lanes be approved by Council.

Under the bill, a bike lane that requires the removal of a parking lane, a travel lane or both must be authorized by City Council. The bill allows for an 8-month trial period for pilot bike lanes.

The Inquirer had a good editorial against this today. Councilmanic privilege + rampant NIMBYism probably means many fewer bike lanes are happening.

(Thanks: Jan Ransom)

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