PHILADELPHIA – City officials and partners announced today a new Vision Zero safety study along the Cecil B. Moore Ave corridor, between Willington Street and 10th Street. The goal of the project, a partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), is to engage with people who work, live, or go to school in the area and identify future safety improvements based on Vision Zero strategies.This study is the result of the City’s Vision Zero 2025 Capital Plan that identified Cecil B. Moore Ave as a priority corridor on the High Injury Network, which includes the 12 percent of Philadelphia streets that account for 80 percent of serious crashes in the city. From 2014 – 2018 there was a high concentration of crashes at the intersection with Broad Street, including especially high rates of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries.“Cecil B. Moore Ave serves thousands of people walking to stores, Temple University, or public transportation. Pedestrians account for 27 percent of all crash injuries, but represent 50 percent of all serious injuries or fatalities that happen in the corridor,” said Director of Complete Streets with the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure & Sustainability (OTIS) Kelley Yemen. The City has partnered with DVRPC to engage with the community and other local stakeholders, analyze crash and traffic data, and conduct a road safety audit of the corridor. These efforts will  inform the development of a conceptual plan for safety improvements. Once the study is completed, the results will provide the City with valuable data for preliminary engineering and future grant applications.DVRPC is currently conducting a survey as part of the public engagement phase of the study. People who live, travel, work, or go to school in the area are encouraged to take the Cecil B. Moore Vision Zero survey. The survey tool is an interactive map where people can submit comments and help identify safety concerns along the corridor. DVRPC and OTIS are also partnering to complete in-person surveys along Cecil B. Moore Ave.For more information and updates about the project, visit Resources

  • Photos from the safety audit for media use