Darryl Carroll, Philadelphia Streets Department line striper crew chief, left, repaints a bicycle lane line on Spruce Street as fellow worker Jose Gonzalez follows his progress on Saturday, Dec. The restriping, which was previously scheduled, took place days after a bicyclist was killed in a crash at Spruce and 11th streets.
The repainting of the lane, from Second to 24th Streets, was something activists had long demanded, along with the repainting of other bike lanes throughout Philadelphia. Fredricks, 24, who was killed four days earlier at 11th and Spruce Streets while cycling in the bike lane, is impossible to know.
“It’s long overdue,” said Sarah Clark Stuart, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, who biked to Spruce Street to see the painting for herself.
The Valley is home to a wide range of animals, birds, insects and plants.
She said officials should focus on “finding a solution as soon as possible that can provide the maximum protection” for cyclists.
On Friday, Randy Lo Basso of the Bicycle Coalition said: “The City of Philadelphia released a Vision Zero Action Plan earlier this year — which is good — but we are all still at the mercy of district City Council people, who feel they have the right to dictate where and how safety improvements are constructed; and small, elite groups of people in neighborhood organizations, who have been able to block the protection that’s sorely needed all over the city, including on Spruce and Pine Streets.
Kingfishers, heron, dragonflies, water voles and brook trout can be seen in or around the Plants Brook, while in the skies buzzards soar majestically in the air currents.
Whatever the season, New Hall Valley Country Park will appeal to the casual walker, the keen cyclist or for a family day out.
is a nature conservation site situated north east of Birmingham in the town of Sutton Coldfield.