Friday, April 02, 2004

Walnut St. Speedway to get a Facelift

Walnut St. between 34th and 38th is a tribute to the old PennDOT, a bleak streetscape and a design to encourage speeding. Now the powers that be at Penn want to change that, Today's Daily Pennsylvanian (known on the Penn Campus as the DP) reports that plans are underway to tame one of West Philadelphia's most hostile streets.

Recent development there includes the Left Bank (housing Trophy Bikes) and the new WXPN World Cafe studios. The idea is to create a seamless connection between University City and Center City.

New features will include adding a bike lane, new trees, pedestrian lighting and a wider sidewalk on both sides.