Workshop Recap: #EveryPlaceCounts Philadelphia Design Challenge, Day 2
This week, USDOT and CNU continued the #EveryPlaceCounts Design Challenge in Philadelphia, PA as part of the Secretary's Ladders of Opportunity initiative. Led by national transportation and urban design experts, dozens of local officials, residents, and business owners gathered to build consensus and generate strategies for reconnecting neighborhoods impacted by highway infrastructure. According to the City of Philadelphia:
"Philadelphia’s Vine Street Expressway, or I-676, cuts through the Drexel School of Medicine, Callowhill District, and Chinatown communities. The expressway has long impeded economic investment and access to green space for these neighborhoods along its path. The city aims to produce an aspirational vision for the seven-block focus area from 7th Street and Broad Street, along with a roadmap for further public engagement and an implementation plan."
Here are the highlights and insights from the second day of work:
Commenter denounces rush hour no-parking lanes on Vine Street. #EveryPlaceCounts— Sic Transit PHL (@SicTransitPhila) July 15, 2016
A street that needs a 3-to-2 road diet shouldn't be expanded to 4 every morning. #EveryPlaceCounts— Sic Transit PHL (@SicTransitPhila) July 15, 2016