• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

How to report bike lane potholes

Now that the snow and slush has melted and bike lanes are visible again, the Bicycle Coalition and Philadelphia Streets Department are teaming up to fill potholes in the city's bike lane network. 

The Bicycle Coalition has issued a call asking cyclists to report potholes in bike lanes. The Coalition will compile a list of locations and share the list with the Streets Department, which will work on repairs. 

There are three ways to report a pothole:

  1. Send an email to with the subject heading "POTHOLE"
  2. Tweet the Bicycle Coalition @bcgp with the hashtag #pothole
  3. Send a message on Facebook

If you do report a pothole, be sure to include the numbered block of the location, i.e. 300 block of Spruce Street. Photos are not necessary, but they may be helpful.

The Streets Department has filled more than 20,600 potholes since Jan. 1, and while the city's streets endured a rough winter this year, Mayor Nutter has proposed boosting the Streets Department paving budget to $16 million in 2015


About the author

Christine Fisher, Transportation reporter

From 2012-2014 Christine covered transportation, writing about everything from pedestrian concerns to bicycle infrastructure, bridges, trail networks, public transit and more. Her favorite assignments sent her bushwhacking through Philadelphia’s yet-to-be-cleared bike trails, catching a glimpse of SEPTA’s inner workings or pounding the pavement to find out what pedestrians really think. Christine also covered community news for Eyes on the Street, where her work ranged from food sovereignty to public art and urban greening. She first joined PlanPhilly in fall 2011 as an intern through a partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods website. 


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