6th Police District, Bike Incidents

Open Issues: 35 Closed Issues: 49 Acknowledged Issues: 7
Watching issues created after: 2009-12-07

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

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  • 10 S. Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA - Riverfront
    Large amount of broken glass in street and bike lane southbound on Columbus blvd near walnut street
  • 601-699 Delaware Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA - Northern Liberties
    Very high curb cut on bike path entry at Spring Garden St
  • 718 Arch St Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA - Old City
    Trenches were recently cut into this block of Arch Street (which was just repaved this fall) and neighboring streets but have not been refilled. Especially dangerous for bikers.
  • 1382 Wood St Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA - Callowhill
    Parents and others picking up and dropping off children at the Pennsylvania Ballet are often double parked, parked on sidewalks, and otherwise illegally parked on Wood Street, creating an impasse for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians. They often block access to the garage for the Packard Building. Cars illegally parked or otherwise illegally obstructing traffic should be ticketed and, where necessary, towed.
  • 730 Pine St Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA - City Center East
    Bad Repair is sinking causing dangerous conditions
  • 1012 Pine St Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA - City Center East
    Poor repair is lumpy and uneven
  • 300-398 S Watts St Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA - City Center East
    There is an old wooden bed that has been out for trash pick up for several months. It has now deteriorated to the point of there are pieces in the alley (which is used for access to residential garages/driveways) that are sharp and many have nails sticking out. This needs to be picked up during the next trash day (Wednesday morning). If I get ANOTHER flat tire from getting my car in and out of the alley to and from my personal garage, the city should be paying at this point due to the non-pick up of trash and the laziness of the workers.
  • 705 North Bodine Street Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA - Northern Liberties
    It appears recycling facility has begun using adjacent property for storage. This is the same property reported earlier containing travel trailer at front and fairmount.
  • 1229-1299 Chestnut St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - City Center East
    septa shuttle idling and blocking the rift hand lane
  • 49 N 13th St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - City Center East

    Once a week or so the whole bike lane on this block is blocked by 6 to 8 police cars.

    Clearly the neighboring parking lot isn't big enough. I think there is enough space under the convention center over pass one block further. The question is why should police cars make biking more dangerous?

  • Arch St & 13th St Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA - City Center East
    The bike lane is blocked most afternoons and almost always by a parked police vehicle with no officer present.
  • 102-170 N Independence Mall W Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA - Old City
    There are a variety of large gaping holes directly in the bike lane. This is particularly problematic as there are a variety of buses that stop here and literally push you into these holes or into moving traffic. Very unsafe, especially given their proximity to the traffic light, if someone were to bike into these holes unknowingly they could easily fall into moving traffic