After visiting a friend in the hospital twice -- for two bike crashes in the course of a single year – Dave Brindley was moved to action.
Brindley, 37, set about gathering stray traffic cones left by Verizon, PGW, and the Philadelphia Water Department, and set up a makeshift protective barrier.
“I had no idea if it would be there the next day or not,” he said. “But it’s been two years. By now, the police think it’s theirs.”
This low-tech intervention represents one of the more successful examples of a national movement by pedestrians and cyclists who have tired of waiting for local governments to make what they view as necessary infrastructure upgrades.