There has been a change in the schedule for full implementation of the Parkside Avenue Corridor Safety Project.
The milling and pavement operation on Parkside from Girard Avenue – 52nd Street is well underway and the roadway will be restriped by PennDOT crews in early November. There will be a delay on the installation of the parking protected bicycle lane as we enter the winter. The striping will be completed in two phases: Phase 1 in November by PennDOT and Phase 2 in 2018 by the City. Phase 1 retains curbside parking on the both sides of Parkside Avenue and Phase 2 will install a parking protected bicycle lane on the north side of Parkside Avenue.
What you will see in November as part of Phase 1 will be slightly different than what was discussed in the previous blog post and stakeholder meeting. The parking will be at the curb on the northern part of Parkside and a two-way bicycle lane will be between the north parking lane and the westbound motor vehicle lane. This will be done in temporary paint to allow the City to come back in 2018 for Phase 2 and install the parking protected bicycle lane configuration.
Many pedestrian improvements will be completed in Phase 1 of the project, including improved pedestrian crossings at Belmont Avenue and as part of the Parkside Edge project at 41st Street, Marlton Avenue, and 42nd Street.
The City will reach out with a final project schedule for the completion of the striping project in 2018. In addition, the Parkside Journal will report on this change for the information of the wider community. With any questions, please reach out to Jeannette Brugger, the Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator for the City at Jeannette.firstname.lastname@example.org