The City is seeking input on the proposed improvements for the Spring Garden Street corridor between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. If you live, work, take transit or shop on Spring Garden Street, we want to hear from you about the future improvements to the corridor.
Due to the guidelines put in place by the Department of Public Health, in-person public meetings are no longer permitted. The project team has developed an engagement plan with input from community partners to ensure the most inclusive outreach possible and will include: digital materials and an online survey; virtual open houses and coffee hours, postcards to 1,800 addresses; online meetings with community organizations, businesses and residents; and phone and text options. A paper questionnaire will be made available to communities on the corridor who do not have internet access. Materials will also be translated in Spanish and Simplified Chinese.
The Spring Garden Street Improvement Project will make the street safer, greener, and better for everyone who uses Spring Garden Street between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. Planned improvements include:
- Streetscape improvements – improving the experience of being on Spring Garden for everyone
- Stormwater management improvements – adding green features to the street can better manage stormwater
- Traffic signal upgrades – upgrading the traffic signals on the corridor
- Bicycle lane improvements – improving bicycle facilities on the corridor
- Median treatments – thinking through how the median is used and how it contributes to the Spring Garden Street corridor
- Pavement striping and signage – coordinating with re-paving and rethinking signage on the corridor
The goals of the Spring Garden Street Improvement Project are:
- Provide a safe and accessible corridor for all users – people walking, biking, taking transit, and driving – and for users of all abilities, including people with mobility issues, children, families, and older adults.
- Contribute to the sense of place on Spring Garden Street by building on the corridor’s existing strengths to promote community health and wellbeing.
- Advance Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters green stormwater management goals and the City’s Vision Zero traffic safety goals.
- Complete the Philadelphia Center City section of the East Coast Greenway. The East Coast Greenway is a traffic-separated bicycle and pedestrian route that connects communities from Maine to Florida.
How you can provide feedback:
- Visit springgardenstreetimprovements.com for more information about the project and to participate in the virtual open house. The website and the virtual open house are available in English, Spanish and Simplified Chinese.
- Participate in the virtual public open house at springgardenstreetimprovements.com. The open house will open the day before Thanksgiving (November 25, 2020) and the open house will close at the end of the year (December 31, 2020).
- Send questions or comments to email@example.com, or text or call us (215) 436-9886.
This project is a partnership between the Streets Department, the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS), the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, SEPTA, the Philadelphia Water Department, the Commerce Department, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and the East Coast Greenway.