In 2022, more than six miles of Chestnut and Walnut streets are scheduled to be repaved by PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) contractors. This will include Chestnut Street from 34th to 63rd Street, and Walnut Street from 22nd Street to 63rd Street.
The goals of the project are to:
- Calm traffic by decreasing speeding, weaving, and aggressive driving.
- Create shorter and safer pedestrian crossings.
- Improve parking and loading operations.
- Increase safety for people riding bikes by separating them from motor vehicle traffic.
- Reduce illegal parking behaviors, like double-parking and blocking the crosswalk.
Take a survey
Do you have ideas for how to make Chestnut and Walnut streets safer? Take our public survey and share your thoughts by October 15, 2021.
You can also download and fill out the public survey.
Parking and loading survey
We're gathering information about business parking and loading needs to make sure that business activities are not negatively impacted by this project. Take our survey and help the City create a design that serves all users, including businesses such as yours.
- Take the survey in Arabic
- Take the survey in English
- Take the survey in French
- Take the survey in Spanish
You can also download and fill out the parking and loading survey.
The project team collects and analyzes existing conditions and street use data.
The project team talks to community groups and business owners about Chestnut and Walnut streets. We'll coordinate closely with business owners on parking and loading needs.
Neighbors and business owners participate in public surveys and offer input on how the streets could be safer. Afterward, the project team follows up to review the results and discuss next steps.
The project team shares concept design plans. The public can review and comment on the plans at meetings and on the project webpage.
The project's initial engagement phase is completed.
There are no upcoming events.
- Managing Director’s Office
- Mayor’s Office
- Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS)
- Department of Streets