West Philly residents get a peek at draft plans for new sidewalks and bike lanes

    The results of thorough traffic studies were revealed this week to West Philadelphia residents who could soon see new sidewalks and bike lanes.

    West Philly Local has a report from meetings in the West and Southwest parts of the city the City Planning Commission held to get resident feedback on traffic changes. Some of the ideas floated were bike lanes for Chestnut Street from 34th Street to the Cobbs Creek Parkway, a separated bike lane on Belmont Avenue and the conversion of Pine Street to a “bike friendly” street from 39th to 57th.

    Baltimore Avenue could also get a mid-block crosswalk for pedestrian traffic crossing over to Cedar Park.

    Everything right now is preliminary, and some or all of those ideas might fall through. The PCPC has two similar meetings scheduled for later this month in North and Northeast Philadelphia.

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