Thursday, April 24, 2008

City Selects Toole Design for Bike Ped Plan

Toole Design Group has been selected to create a new Philadelphia Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The firms founder Jennifer Toole ASLA AICP was project manager for the 1998 Philadelphia Bicycle Network Plan that produced the framework for the 205 miles of bike lanes 2500 bike racks in Philadelphia.

The plan will only cover about half of the city of Philadelphia, covering an arc from Chestnut Hill to the Navy Yard. Policies and principals developed in the plan will apply to the entire city of Philadelphia. It is hoped that in the future funds will be made available to complete the swaths of the city not targeted for design improvements. The BCGP will be participating in the public outreach portion of the planning process.