Part of Market Street is now blocked off to cars; 10th, 13th, Spruce and Pine have designated bike lanes; and this summer brought Philadelphia’s first parklets.
No doubt bicyclists and pedestrians are getting more attention from the city, and a series of public input meetings is bringing taking those efforts beyond Center City.
Meetings last week in West and Southwest Philly yielded some big ideas for improving transportation in those neighborhoods. Next week, the talks make their way to the North and Northeast.
Tuesday and Wednesday, the City Planning Commission will hold meetings in Fox Chase and Juniata, respectively, to gather neighborhood feedback on how to increase biking and walking some of the less accessible parts of the city. Once completed, the plan will suggest physical infrastructure changes and policy recommendations.