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New York, like Philadelphia, tops the lists of “most walkable” cities in the United States. Yet despite the many pedestrian advantages of New York, being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under the age of 14, while traffic accidents are the second leading cause of injury-related death for seniors.


After more than 9 years of planning, overcoming opposition and gaining approval, the Triangle at 23rd, South and Grays Ferry Avenue has become Philadelphia’s newest pedestrian plaza. It is the first plaza in Center City that has fully repurposed the street by closing it to vehicular traffic.


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