Plans unveiled for redesigned South Philly streetscape

    Way back in November, talks began with the South Philadelphia community about how to improve the narrow streetscapes so drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike can get along.

    Plans for the redesign will be unveiled tomorrow night at a meeting with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Community Design Collaborative.

    Part of the BCGP’s “Safe Streets For Healthy Neighborhoods” initiative, the designs presented Wednesday will include suggested infrastructure changes to accommodate all forms of transportation without disrupting SEPTA service.
    “We picked South Philly as our first focus because of its existing high rates of bicycling, and because there isn’t much bicycling infrastructure,” Sarah Clark Stuart, campaign director for the Bicycle Coalition, said in a news release. “The City’s bike plan calls for north-south corridors through South Philly, but they aren’t in place yet, so this project can provide some of that initial legwork.”

    The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Guerin Rec Center.

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