The ability to implement them, many advocates have found, is not as robust. Cycling enthusiasts say Northeastern Pennsylvania is behind the times in welcoming
to share the road, even though they have a legal right in the commonwealth.
“We’re way behind the rest of the world as far as having the facilities to be able to ride, especially on the road,” said Louie Colarusso, a bike technician at Sickler’s Bike and Sport Shop in Exeter. “The majority of cities in America have bike lanes, and in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton you’re taking your life in your hands every time.”
Phil Cable, store manager of Sickler’s, said he lives in the borough and bikes to work when possible. Drivers are generally friendly, but sharing the road is a two-way street.