Gallery: Philadelphia Could Become Even Greener With New Bike Lane Prop...

 

Philadelphia is already known as a bike-friendly city, ranking number one in bike commuting per capita in the United States (2011). Perhaps this rank has spurred inspiration for their new city-wide redesign, which will accommodate more bike lanes for commuters. The city has recently conducted a test project, which turned a driving lane into a bikes-only lane for two weeks.

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  1. stephrodrig87 November 10, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Cycling lanes are definitely a great way to be a bit more eco-friendly. Another way in which we can do our part is by reducing the number of cars out on the road and increasing the amount of carpools. Many people believe that they wouldn’t be able to find anyone to carpool with, but through the many commuter/carpool websites out there, there is definitely a way.

    I’ve tried Craigslist and eRideshare, but one of my favorites is Amovens.com. It’s easy to post rides or find commutes. They even host holiday give-aways, such as a free $25 gas card for people who successfully set-up a carpool for the week of Thanksgiving. I would definitely recommend giving any of the above sites a try!

  2. Green Joy October 30, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Good Job Philly. By providing options for commuters, that’ll definitely encourage more and more people to to go green. A well-known Canadian journalist who was rabidly against bicycling ranted about how cyclists always broke road laws. He was invited by a blogger to go for a bike ride and he enjoyed it immensely, but he saw the hazards most cyclists had to avoid, which also forced them to ignore traffic rules. I think Philly did right by cyclists in providing this lane and I hope that it gets expanded and it spreads to other cities.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (Going Green)
    http://www.GreenJoyment.com

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