Comment on Boards – Public Open Houses – Round #5

June 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in the June 2019 Route for Change Public Open Houses. We appreciate your time and feedback! If you were unable to attend, you can still view the presentation and boards for the proposed long-term alternatives and walkable transit station areas, by following the link below. Comments will be accepted until June 30, 2019.

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Behavior, the interaction of modes, and unusual design characteristics combine to put the traveling public at greater risk of harm.


The Boulevard separates local communities because it is difficult for every type of user to cross 12 lanes of traffic to access services, schools, employment, and attractions.


People who walk, wheel, transit, bicycle, and drive experience unexpected delays, aging sidewalks, narrow medians, and limited bicycle facilities, making travel along the Boulevard unpredictable and frustrating.


As the defining piece of transportation infrastructure in Northeast Philadelphia, the Boulevard does not welcome every type of user and falls short of its potential to bolster the social and economic vibrancy of neighboring communities.

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The Roosevelt Boulevard “Route for Change” Program is primarily funded by a USDOT TIGER planning grant, with additional funds from the City of Philadelphia, PennDOT, and SEPTA.