You know, life can be hard for the left-handed. Most things in the world are made for ease of use for right-handed people; from computer mice, to video game controllers, and even “World’s Best Dad” coffee mugs. And even though we know what side a bike lane is on doesn’t really have any effect on whether you are a righty or a lefty, maybe you guys should just claim this as your own anyway: According to the Bicycle Coalition, Walnut Street will soon have a bike lane on the left-hand-side of Walnut Street, spanning from 22nd street to 63rd street. When PennDOT finishes repaving the road from end-to-end, that stretch of road will have a bike lane on the left side. This is good news since, according to the Bicycle Coalition, “The old, narrow right hand bike lane beginning at 22nd Street created many conflicts with buses and frequent driver-side door conflicts, so this repaving project was a big opportunity to make major improvements for people on bikes.” West of the Walnut Street bridge, the street layout will look like this: “8 ft. parking lane, an 8 ft. buffered bike lane (5 foot wide standard lane with 3 foot buffer), 2 ten foot travel lanes and an 8 ft. parking lane.”
So cruise all you want with your hair blowing in the wind lefties, you deserve it.