A new roadway design could be coming to Washington Avenue that would make the street safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Members of the public will be able to see the road configurations and give input at a public meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow night, Wednesday Oct. 23 at the Mummers Museum at 2nd and Washington.
The City Planning Commission will present its Washington Avenue Roadway Design Study at the meeting. Other topics up for discussion are traffic enforcement and safety, as well as parking and loading conditions (who hasn’t been stuck behind a truck unloading crabs or vegetables around 9th Street?).
Planning for Washington Avenue’s future has been a popular pastime for civic-minded types in recent years. Back in 2006, Penn design students completed a study: “Sophi: A Downtown Plan for Washington Avenue, South Philadelphia.” In 2011 city planners were awarded a grant to study transportation on Washington Avenue (which could be the reason for tomorrow’s meeting, actually) and last year, the website Next City did a three-part series about the avenue.
Do you plan on attending the meeting? What road improvements would you like to see on Washington?
– Jennifer Lawson, @byjenlawson