Improved bus service and better connections
Improved pedestrian crossings and access to public transportation
Consistent and dependable travel times
Integrated bicycle facilities
Broader economic development opportunities, resulting in job creation
Analyze Data & Existing/Evolving Conditions
Public Forums – Round #1
The Route for Change Program held 5 Open Houses along Roosevelt Boulevard to kick off the Program. Participants learned about the Program and had an opportunity to share their experiences of traveling on The Boulevard to help shape the team's area of focus.Learn More
Public Workshops – Round #2
The Route for Change team held 3 interactive public workshops, each focused on a segment of the Boulevard. Participants worked in small groups to discuss areas of concern and learned more about various engineering solutions to improve the area.Learn More
Develop 2025 Interim Year Alternatives
Public Open Houses – Round #3
The Route for Change team held 3 public open houses to gather feedback about near term potential improvements to Roosevelt Boulevard.Learn More
Kick-off 2040 Alternatives
Finalize 2025 Alternatives
Refine 2040 Alternatives
Public Meetings – Round #4
Public Meetings – Round #5
Finalize 2040 Alternatives
Develop 2025 & 2040 Implementation Strategy
Presenting the Program – Open Houses
Share Final Recommendations
City of Philadelphia
The City’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems (OTIS) and the Streets Department manage the Roosevelt Boulevard “Route for Change” Program and provide technical expertise.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation maintains the Boulevard and has been actively engaged with stakeholders and communities to improve the route’s safety for all modes. Regional PennDOT information can be found on the District 6 page.
SEPTA is responsible for service along, as well as connecting service to the Boulevard, and is directly involved in planning efforts to provide more efficient bus service with improvements in frequency and shorter trip times for all users.
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.