5th Police District, Bicycle Incidents

Open Issues: 4 Closed Issues: 10 Acknowledged Issues: 1
Watching issues created after: 2009-12-22

This watch area is set up by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia to report traffic accidents or instances of road rage and harassment.

Notified About

  • 123 Leverington Ave. Philadelphia, PA - Roxborough

    Towing signage at this parking lot is in violation of Philadelphia law regarding towing on private property as follows:
    1. No sign located near entrance; sign is on the building away from the majority of parking spaces
    2. Sign is missing address of towing company
    3. Sign is missing hours of operation of towing company
    4. Sign says "cash only;" sign must indicate acceptance of crash, debit, and credit cards
    5. Sign missing language that towing complaints be reported to 311

    Signs are Todd Marvin Towing, property owned by Jack & Ruth Gressen

    Philadelphia 311 Towing FAQ:
    http://philly311.phila.gov/default.asp?id=5976&Lang=1&SID=

    Towing Code:
    http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Pennsylvania/philadelphia_pa/title9regulationofbusinessestradesandpro/chapter9-600serviceandotherbusinesses?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:philadelphia_pa$anc=JD_9-605

  • 170 Carson Street Philadelphia, PA - Manayunk
    several cars have been slidding down this hill into baker. Please plow as soon as possible for safety. People dont understand the danger
  • 3901 Terrace St Philadelphia, PA 19128, USA - Manayunk
    Every night after dark the last 10 days the park is filled with underage drinkers who are loud, disrespectful of neighbors, and smoke pot/drink at park.
  • Crash Archived
    7126-7130 Forbidden Dr Philadelphia, PA 19128, USA - Roxborough
    A new gully has formed across the Forbidden Drive, approx 75 ft Southeast of the Valley Green Inn. It approaches 8 inches deep in places, has steep sides and stretches across three-quarters of the Drive. My wife crashed her bike when her front wheel fell in this gully, breaking her helmet and bruising her legs.
  • 4617 Smick St Philadelphia, PA 19127, USA - Roxborough
    Needs to be plowed. This is a steep hill that goes into a busy main road. Accident waiting to happen. This street needs more attention for snow removal.
  • 4330-4332 Cresson St Philadelphia, PA 19127, USA - Manayunk
    Slippery and dangerous conditions because of unshoveled sidewalk in frfont of garages on Cresson St.
  • 4580-4598 Silverwood St Philadelphia, PA 19128, USA - Manayunk
    Joe's Garage has been vacant and being targeted for tagging. There's also a fence where people throw garbage, and lot's of garbage on the hill.
  • Pensdale St And Cresson St. Philadelphia, PA - Manayunk
    Graffiti covered PWD storage trailer has been sitting at corner of Pensdale and Cresson for 6 months.
  • 900-1030 Walnut Ln Philadelphia, PA - Roxborough
    There is a large gap in the sidewalk on the southbound side of the street. Last fall it caused me and my daughter to crash on our bike because it was disguised by leaves (we don't normally ride on the sidewalk but we did that one day). The hole is deep enough to swallow most of a bike wheel and sent us over the handlebars. We were lucky to get away with only bruises. It had a cone placed in it shortly thereafter and I thought it was going to be repaired so I did not report it. This needs to be fixed before someone else gets hurt.
  • Pensdale And Cresson St. Philadelphia, PA - Manayunk
    Workers were doing sewer work, took down stop sign at Pensdale and Cresson, but never put it back. Now cars traveling NW on Cresson don't have a stop. Cars in the other 3 directions have a stop and expect NW traffic to stop too. Cars headed away from Main St on Pensdale have to inch out into the intersection because they are coming from under the SEPTA bridge and have a blocked view. An accident is bound to happen.
  • Lincoln Dr Philadelphia, PA, 19144, USA - Roxborough
    01/26/2019 The guardrail separating the Wissahickon Bikeway from Lincoln Drive is missing. Considering the recent pair of motor vehicle crashes from Lincoln Drive into/alongside the nearby upper bikeway bridge, this is very dangerous for trail users.
  • 8714-8798 Ridge Ave Philadelphia, PA 19128, USA - Roxborough
    Street should be plowed again. Street is a five-lane busy road in Andorra. Was plowed, sort of. Whoever plowed left four to six huge mountains of snow in the middle of the North/South lanes between Cathedral Rd. and Manatawna Av. Makes zero sense that this was done. Could easily cause accidents. The inner lane was not plowed at all above Manatawna all the way to the city limit!