Market Street traffic study shows further improvements worth exploring

    With a two-week trial of lane reductions on Market Street and JFK Boulevard from 15th Street through 20th Street complete, some more permanent traffic changes could be on the way.

    “The trial has demonstrated that it’s worth continuing to explore options for transforming Market Street and JFK west of City Hall into truly complete streets: streets that will serve pedestrians, buses, cars, delivery vehicles and bikes,” reads a statement from Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler in a release sent out by the Center City District.

     

    During the trial, the left-most lane of both roads was removed to observe how the streets could function with just three lanes. The city is currently looking for public feedback on their experiences with the lane reductions and will eventually pursue federal grants to fund changes to better incorporate bikes and pedestrians.

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