Mayor Kenney starts the Broad, Germantown, and Erie (BGE) Task Force.
A study shows that Broad, Germantown, and Erie are part of the 12% of Philadelphia streets where 50% of all traffic deaths and severe injuries happen. In the Vision Zero initiative, these streets are called the High-Injury Network.
Nicetown-Tioga Library is chosen to receive improvements through Rebuild. Rebuild is the City’s program to improve parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and libraries across Philly’s neighborhoods.
North Broad Street is closed to car and bus traffic from BGE all the way to City Hall for Philly Free Streets, allowing people to run, walk, bike, and play all along the street for half of the day.
An engineering study is started to look for ways to make the BGE intersection safer for walking, driving, taking SEPTA, and biking.
Called to Serve CDC starts a workforce development program to help community members get and keep jobs.
Five stores install new awnings. Ten stores start pursuing new storefronts.
Four stores start the process for interior renovations: Tops Beauty, Caribbean Feast, Dwight’s BBQ, and the Black & Nobel building.
Philly Free Streets is held on North Broad Street again.
In September, the Broad, Germantown, and Erie Honoring History Committee starts meeting.
In October, a public meeting is held to get feedback on idea for engineering ideas to make the BGE intersection safer.
The task force holds a public meeting and resource fair to get feedback on an updated idea to make the intersection safer. Residents share their thoughts on important neighborhood history and what should be in new public plazas.
The City and community partners work to get loans, grants, and PPE to businesses at BGE.