Envisioning Better, Safer Streets

 

 

“A Streets Department worker begins cleanup near the starting line at Broad & Olney after some 40,000 runners had taken off for the Navy Yard in May. The Broad & Olney intersection is cited as one of the most dangerous for pedestrians in Philadelphia.” | Photo: Tom Gralish, for The Inquirer

“A Streets Department worker begins cleanup near the starting line at Broad & Olney after some 40,000 runners had taken off for the Navy Yard in May. The Broad & Olney intersection is cited as one of the most dangerous for pedestrians in Philadelphia.” | Photo: Tom Gralish, for The Inquirer

  • NewsWorks zooms in to the Wissahickon neighborhood of Manayunk for a sense of the specific traffic woes there. According to a study conducted by the Wissahickon Interested Citizen’s Association’s Traffic and Parking Committee, “traffic is getting worse, and not just during work commute hours.” Thanks in part to illegal parking, obstructed views, barely visible traffic lines, missing stop signs, and speeding, it has been concluded that Manayunk, Henry, and Rochelle Avenues are the neighborhood’s most dangerous intersections.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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