Where are you most likely to be killed by a car in Philadelphia? (Hint: Not Center City)
The 20 or so people lining 22nd Street’s bike lane on a gorgeous morning in July earned high fives, cheers, and a few bicycle bell rings from passing cyclists.
The predominantly white demonstrators were protesting poorly painted lane markers and motorists’ tendency to park in the bike lane to pick up coffee from Wawa, which created a potentially dangerous situation, though no one has been badly hurt. The last traffic-related death on 22nd in Center City was in 2013. The victim was a pedestrian. Jason Laughlin Cyclists pass demonstrators who lined the bike lane on 22nd Street between South and Lombard to draw attention to the poor condition of the street.
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