Daley celebrates House passage of bike lane protections

HARRISBURG, June 20 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, celebrates the passage of her parking-protected bike lanes bill that would allow street parking to be reconfigured with vehicles parked further from the curb to leave space for a protected bike lane.

“The way our laws are currently written, a vehicle has to park within 12 inches of the curb,” Daley said. “What we are looking to do is allow cars and motor vehicles to park further away from these curbs, creating a sort of parked car barrier that can allow bikes to travel safer along these busy streets. I’m looking to provide pedestrians and cyclists more ways to get around their neighborhoods while also minimizing the impact on car traffic patterns.”

This measure is supported by the Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.

This bill does not require changes to be made, and simply gives a legal option for local authorities to consider.

For more information, contact Daley’s district office at (610) 832-1679.