By Dustin Slaughter
CCD’s three-page report reveals:
An average of 1,165 bikers entered downtown in the hour between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the northbound streets between Third and 22nd Streets during the second and third weeks of September 2014. In 2012, the 8 to 9 a.m. average was 873 bicycle commuters.
According to the CCD, factors which have contributed to the uptick include rising gas prices, notable population growth in neighborhoods surrounding Center City – particularly South Philly – and the Nutter administration’s “continuous emphasis on bicycles as a mode of transport.”