Northwest Philadelphia councilmembers introduce a trio of traffic-related measures

City Councilmembers Curtis Jones, Cindy Bass and Marian Tasco all introduced traffic-related legislation at Thursday’s Council meeting.

Jones, who represents the Fourth District, proposed an ordinance calling for an around-the-clock towing zone on the block of Midvale Avenue between Kelly Drive and Ridge Avenue.

With the East Falls pedestrian island separating the street between the gas station and Masonic hall, the ordinance would mean the end of a roughly three-spot parking zone on the west side of the block. Buses would continue to pick up pedestrians along East River Drive, as they do while the gas station undergoes a renovation.

On behalf of the adminstration, Bass, who represents the Eighth District, introduced a measure that would make West Seymour Street one-way between Wayne Avenue and Keyser Street in Germantown. Seymour is currently a one-way street the block past the Keyser intersection.

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Tasco, the Ninth District city councilwoman, introduced a bill that would ban truck parking on 74th Avenue from Ogontz Avenue to East Washington Lane. Located on that block is a Free Library of Philadelphia branch and a U-Haul Moving and Storage location.

All three measures were referred to Council committee for further discussion.

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