Monday, October 18, 2010

Phase 1 of Phila's Ped/Bike Plan Rolls Out to Planning Commission Tomorrow

On Tuesday, October 19th at 1pm, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission will receive the final draft of the Philadelphia Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan - Phase 1.  City Planning staff will present the document to the Commissioners, go over the highlights and ask them to adopt the plan at their November 2010 meeting.  Phase 1 includes the Plan's vision and goals, new pedestrian and bicycle policies, and recommendations for improving and connecting the bicycle and pedestrian network half of the City (South Philly, Center City, Lower North Philly and Northwest Philadelphia).
Meanwhile, two public meetings are scheduled this week in West Philadelphia as part of Phase 2 of the plan, which will develop pedestrian and bicycle network recommendations for Southwest and West Philadelphia and North Philly and the far Northeast. Even if you can't make it to the meetings, you can take the questionnaire or try out the Community Walk, an interactive map that allows you to put in your favorite routes and sites that need to be improved.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:00 PM, Wynnefield Branch Library, 5325 Overbrook Avenue
  • Thursday, Oct. 21, 5:00 PM, Kingsessing Branch Library, 51st Street between Chester and Kingsessing Avenues