Joseph Martin, Ph.D., P.E. (image credit Haverford School District website)
As the groundswell of public and official support for Open Streets PHL continues to build, the Philadelphia Inquirer publishes a new article putting Philly’s Open Streets proposals in the context of similar events around the world. The piece also muddies the waters, however, by including some bizarre comments by Drexel professor of civil engineering Joseph Martin.
Over the past few days a drastic change in attitude of what is possible in Philadelphia emerged. The Open Streets Philly facebook page - established Monday evening - already has nearly 4,000 supporters and nearly 2,500 have signed the petition calling for car-free weekends next summer. The flurry of related articles is growing.