A Philadelphia man is suing a commercial delivery company for repeatedly parking in a Center City bike lane. The lawsuit, given the green light to proceed in court by a Philadelphia judge, also takes aim at the Philadelphia Parking Authority for failing to enforce regulations prohibiting parking in the bike lane.
The suit alleges that delivery trucks operated by Julius Silvert regularly block a bike lane at 13th and Sansom streets, forcing bicyclist Oren Eisenberg of Fishtown and others into automobile traffic, “placing them at great risk of serious injury or death.”
The trucks use the city-designated lanes as a “staging and delivery zone,” the suit claims.
“I’ve personally watched them do this in the bike for as long as or exceeding 50 minutes,” said lawyer Stuart Leon, who filed the suit earlier this year and celebrated the decision by Judge Edward Wright of the Court of Common Pleas to let it go forward.
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