After more than a year of study, the City Planning Commission is set to unveil a proposed reconfiguration of Washington Avenue at a meeting tonight.
City Planner Jeannette Brugger said restriping the road surface will create three car lanes, “with the exception of Broad Street and approaches,” back-in angled parking and bike lanes the entire length of Washington Avenue from Columbus Boulevard to Grays Ferry Avenue. A few blocks will have parallel parking where space is restricted.
Brugger said that the final renderings won’t be released until the meeting, but she noted that the city decided on something similar to two of the options that were presented at a meeting in October:
Another element will be to shrink the pedestrian crossing distance at key intersections by installing “painted bump-outs.”
Brugger said that the Streets Department has budgeted for the striping and that a representative from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities will speak at the meeting about the timeline for the project.
To see a pdf of the full presentation from October, click here. The meeting is tonight Tuesday, March 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace & Peace Community Church, 1701 Washington Ave.