New Paving Plan to Make Philadelphia Safer for Pedestrians, Bikers: Streets Dept.

Thanks to new paving plans expected to be completed this year, walkers and cyclists will soon be able to traverse Philadelphia in a safer manner.

Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced Monday that as part of the City’s 2015 planned roadway paving program, the Streets Department plans to improve safety for people walking and cycling with refreshed and new line markings.

Nearly 100 miles of Philadelphia streets will be repaved, providing smooth pavement for people walking, driving and cycling. The repaving plan includes PennDOT supervised work on state routes, local repaving of neighborhood streets and grant-eligible city streets.

This includes the implementation of the "Complete Streets" initiative, which emphasizes pedestrian safety and bicycle network expansion. Streets Department staff designed the traffic controls and line striping for the roadways.

Hundreds of intersections will receive new or refreshed high visibility crosswalks, new ADA curb ramps and stop bar markings. Bicycle facilities will be installed or renovated on more than 68 miles of Philadelphia streets. In all, more than 10 miles of bike lanes will be established.

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