This morning, City Council voted unanimously to approve the Complete Streets bill sponsored by Councilman Mark Squilla. The bill lays out some clear laws for bikers and drivers to follow in sharing the road. “This bill will give Philadelphia one of the strongest municipal complete streets policies in the country,” says Alex Doty, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition.
Some of the things the bill covers include making it legal for cyclists to ride two-abreast and making it illegal to park your car in a bike lane. The bill also increased the fine for biking on the sidewalk from $50 to $75. You can read Squilla’s version of the bill here.
UPDATED: Link to Squilla’s bill corrected, previous link for earlier version of the bill.