Sunday, June 14, 2009

Inquirer Endorses Complete Streets For Philadelphia

Saturday's editorial page of the Philadelphia Inquirer urged the Mayor to implement and enforce the city's new Complete Streets Policy

Editorial: Making life easier for bikers, walkers

One day, Philadelphia may live up to its reputation as a pedestrian-friendly city - a place where crossing signals no longer flash "Don't Walk" before you reach the other side, where construction crews aren't permitted to cordon off entire sidewalks, and where drivers don't get away with blocking intersections while waiting to turn on red...

...Now that Nutter has put pedestrian-friendly policies in place, the challenge for him will be to insist that city agencies comply and don't try to step around them.

Great advice, we certainly will have our work cut out for us.