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Safe Streets, Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative
Access, Safety, Health
Safe Streets, Healthy Neighborhoods works with residents to identify changes to neighborhood streets that make walking, biking and taking transit safer and more enjoyable. Overcoming barriers to getting around your neighborhood helps fight obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and stress through the regular physical activity of walking and biking to school, the store, the park and other neighborhood destinations.
The map above shows a proposed grid of corridors to be optimized through infrastructure improvements to make it easier to walk, bike, and take transit from your home in Philadelphia to popular destinations. The map is diagrammatic; specific alignments will be determined through public dialog.
Streets designed with pedestrians and cyclists in mind are safer, more pleasant and help prevent crashes. Safe Streets, Healthy Neighborhoods helps neighbors choose improvements they would like to see on their streets and assists in advocating for those changes.
This grid of streets optimized for active transportation (walking, biking and transit), Safe Streets, Healthy Neighborhoods, provides equitable access to recreational opportunities and popular destinations like the Philadelphia Zoo and City Hall, while improving road safety for all users.
Cobbs Creek to City Hall: This corridor along Chestnut and Walnut Streets connects West Philadelphia neighborhoods with the recreational opportunities at Cobbs Creek Park where, in addition to hiking and picnicking, there are facilities for golfing, tennis, basketball, ice and roller skating. To the east, the corridor connects with central work, shopping and transit near City Hall.
Stadiums to Northern Liberties: This north-south corridor connects Northern Liberties with popular restaurants and entertainment destinations in Old City and continues to the Stadiums in South Philadelphia.
Temple University campus with the exciting Navy Yard comlex, home to the world headquarters for Anthropologie. Click here to read more about the planning of the Southern Portion of this corridor. Click here to view the conceptual plan for the South Philadelphia portion of this corridor created by the Community Design Collaborative.Navy Yard to Temple: This central north-south corridor flanking Broad Street connects
Fairmount Park to Penn Treaty Park: Running East/West in North Philadelphia, this corridor provides access to East Fairmount Park with historic houses, picnic pavilions, ball fields, golf driving range and a disc golf course on the western terminus. To the east the corridor terminates at Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River a great venue to enjoy the river breezes and enjoy one of the many festivals that take place in the park.
South Philly: River to River: This corridor provides a cross-town connection in this booming residential neighborhood that enjoys some of the highest levels of bicycle commuting in the city. From the Schuylkill River at Greys Ferry Cresent to the Delaware River at Washington Avenue Green.