Cyclists have a mixed reaction to the deadly crash on Friday.
The Philadelphia Police Department said the bicyclist who died of his injuries was a member of the cycling community.
Cyclists said he was wearing a helmet.
He was not wearing a bike helmet, the department said.
The bicyclist had been riding north on the northbound side of the Central Station and was going about 60 mph when he crashed, according to the department.
The rider was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
No charges were immediately announced.
Cycling advocates said the crash could have been prevented if the cyclist had been wearing a bicycle helmet.
“This tragedy is a reminder of how dangerous cycling can be,” said Brian Glynn, executive director of the Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition.
“It is also a reminder that our roads are dangerous for everyone.
If you have a bicycle and you are in the path of a car, you are going to be injured or killed.”
The city has a new bike and pedestrian bridge in the middle of the station, which has been used for nearly 30 years.
The city had already installed a new pedestrian crossing on the southbound side but the crash happened during a busy day.
Cyclist Anthony Leal is a bike advocate and is a member for the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia.
“I have never seen anything like this in my lifetime,” he said.
He said he hoped that the cyclist’s death was not the last, but he didn’t think it was going to stop the effort to get a bike bridge in place.
He also said that Philadelphia has an aggressive bicycle safety program.
“The city’s got to get this right,” he told the station.
He added that there is no point in having a bike that can’t safely go through intersections.
The crash happened as the city was trying to finalize plans for a new bridge that would span the Delaware River.