The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has released for public comment its draft Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan. This plan was developed by a steering committee of city agency staff and non-profit organizations, including the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Toole Design Group.
Two Open Houses were held in late April. The public is invited to read over the Vision and Goal Statement, a summary of new policy recommendations (or read the full set of recommendations), and review the proposed bikeway network in the study area (So. Phila, CC, parts of North Philadelphia, and NW Phila). You can also see a zoomed in map of the proposed network in Center City.
(Bikeway networks for other parts of the City -- West Phila, SW Phila and North Philadelphia -- will be developed during a second phase of the Plan in 2010 and 2011.)
Here is your opportunity to tell the City what you think about this plan. When finalized, it will become the blueprint for how Philadelphia modifies its streets and sidewalks, and updates its code, laws and policies on bicycling and walking over the next decade.
Comments are due on May 11th. You can email your comments to Debby Schaaf, or use this form.
This plan is being funded by a Transportation Enhancement grant through the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.