A New Pathway for Spring Garden Cyclists and Pedestrians
May 12, 2015
A potential Spring Garden Greenway for bicycles and pedestrians could replace the median of Spring Garden Street, which is already one of the busiest streets for cyclists travelling across town. However, the street is currently one of the five most dangerous streets for cyclists and pedestrians. The proposed bike path would help alleviate this danger.
Aside from regular bike traffic, the route would be part of the 2900 mile East Coast Greenway that adventurous cyclists could take from Maine all the way to the Florida Keys.
The plan includes plantings that would replace the concrete median. In its current form, Spring Garden Street only has painted on bike lanes. The plan also includes improved traffic signals.
As well as making life safer and more pleasant for cyclists, pedestrians and commuters, the plan would include storm water drainage that also helps water the trees along the route. The pathway would span 2.2 miles.
The route would connect bike pathways along the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers with a path for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as crossing the Reading viaduct, another path for cyclists and pedestrians. It may also improve the fortunes of a street with many vacant buildings. The proposed plan also has a website showing what the finished path might look like and documents related to the project run by the Pennsylvania environmental Council.
The new pathway in center city will also increase the safety for bicyclists and pedestrians alike. For more information about bicycle and pedestrian safety, contact personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia at Galfand Berger at 800-222-8792 or contact us online. Our legal team has vast experience helping pedestrian and bicycle accident victims recover compensation for their injuries.