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Parkside Avenue Traffic Safety Project

Increasing traffic safety along Parkside Avenue through street and trail improvements.

About

Parkside Avenue has a higher rate of severe traffic crashes than the average Philadelphia street. To address this issue, the City met with local residents and community organizations to gather feedback on the avenue's safety. Transportation safety improvements are planned for 2020–2023.

The improvements will happen in phases. As part of this project, we will:

  • Repave and restripe the roadway.
  • Reorganize the roadway to calm vehicle speeds.
  • Add concrete bump-outs and other intersection improvements.
  • Install new signals and crosswalks, and shorten crossing distances.
  • Add parking-protected bicycle lanes to help keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe.
  • Add dedicated bus-boarding islands.
  • Upgrade an important link in the bicycle and trail network, including a new trail to connect to the Cynwyd Trail.
In early 2021, there will be opportunities to view project ideas and offer feedback on options for several safety projects. If you have questions or concerns, contact us at otis@phila.gov.

Timeline

2020

Construction begins on the Parkside Avenue Repaving & Safety Project, 52nd Street–Bryn Mawr Avenue.

Final design completed for the 52nd Street Corridor Improvement Project.

Start of design for:

  • Parkside Avenue intersection improvements (Bryn Mawr Avenue, 53rd Street, and 52nd Street)
  • Bus boarding islands
  • New side path

Start of design for the Parkside Cynwyd Trail.

2021

Construction begins on Parkside Avenue parking-protected bicycle lane (51st–41st Streets). 

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