Edge lines being repainted on Washington Avenue

Plans for the restriping of Washington Avenue have been in the works since early 2014. While the full-on restriping isn’t being completed just yet, some small victories are being made in terms of visibility and safety on the road.

Photo of Washington Avenue from PlanPhilly.
This week the Streets Department will be working to repaint the edge lines as a safety measure for Washington Avenue. According to the Bicycle Coalition, “The line will be at, or just under, five-feet between parked cars and the outside travel lane.”

More from the Bicycle Coalition:

According to an email from the Washington Avenue Safety Project Team, “This interim safety improvement does not reduce the number of vehicular travel lanes. Beyond what you will see on the street, this winter, (the City) will continue to evaluate loading demands to better inform next steps. Before the next construction season, we will reach out to the public to discuss options for further safety improvements along Washington Avenue…”

9 thoughts on “Edge lines being repainted on Washington Avenue

  • November 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Finally! When they fix it, can they correct those arrows too? They should be bidirectional. Remember, bikes can travel in either direction, on streets or sidewalks, as bikes always have the right of way. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    • November 19, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Woohoo! Washington Av is going to be unrecognizable in 5 years with all of the movement it has behind it.

      (Plz plz plz bike the correct way down streets and stay off the sidewalks. It’s just an ordinance so it’s not like you’re getting a ticket, but it’s also basic courtesy and common sense.)

    • November 19, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      Preach it brother! Car drivers are closet Republicans.

    • November 19, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      Seriously Fixie4Life?! Please don’t spread false information.

      Bicycles most assuredly can NOT travel in either direction on streets or sidewalks. Bicyclists have to follow traffic signs just like cars. If there is a one-way street, bikers have to follow that one-way. If a bike lane only has one directional arrow, then bicyclists can only go in that one direction. Also, bikers aren’t even allowed on sidewalks, like AT ALL (unless you’re under 13).

      The only part of your statement that is somewhat correct is that bikes always have the right of way. Well wait…that’s actually wrong since pedestrians can have the right of way over bicyclists.

      I drive a car but I also use my bicycle. I absolutely loathe when I’m driving my car and bicyclists do stupid (illegal) stuff, like driving straight at me on a one way street. Please stop promoting stupidity.

      • November 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm

        I think Fixie4Life was making an attempt at:

        satire (n): the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

  • November 19, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I’m a little sad. I’ve become quite adjusted to riding my bike down what feels like a huge airport runway.

  • November 23, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    So much for that genius idea of going from 4 lanes to 2 – so we could have gridlock all over Washington Ave just like at 9th and Wash when parked cars block 2/4 lanes.

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