- Excessive speeding by motorists through an active recreation area
- Difficult-to-cross intersections with roads leading up to West Fairmount Park
- Narrowing of the "trail" to less than five feet crossing the MLK Bridge
I have a dream that one day MLK Drive will be taken back for the people. Where one can bicycle safely on the road 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It's slower moving, with bike lanes, two lanes of traffic, a center strip of greenery and a sidepath that is free of tree roots and debris for those choose to ride or stroll the riverside path.
I have a dream that I can take my children to the Please Touch Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Japanese House and all the other great attractions of West Fairmount Park without playing chicken with the free flowing traffic turning right off the Sweet Briar Cut Off.
It's just a dream, but if we all work together we can take it back. Visit our I Have a Dream of Taking Back MLK Drive Facebook Page and share your vision and ideas for taking back Philly's MLK Drive so that it can become a safe park road.