Billy Penn:

New bike lanes slated for Market Street in Old City will be Philly’s first with a curb-protected design common in cities around the country.

The lanes will be installed on both sides of East Market from 6th to 2nd streets as part of a larger streetscape transformation designed with both bikers and walkers in mind. It will remove a car lane on each side, add sidewalk bumpouts and “bulb outs” for bus riders, and raise the asphalt within the intersection.