pedestrian plaza


Daily News Columnist Stu Bykofsky, usually no friend of Philadelphia urbanists, penned a column on LOVE park a couple weeks ago which actually raised an important issue:


Last week we showed you how snow can help public space advocates make the case for better pedestrian spaces and traffic calming interventions by revealing the street space cars aren't usingThis week we'll take a look at some more examples of potential pedestrian spaces, with an emphasis on areas we've already closed off to cars, but which haven't yet been optimized for pedestrian use. 

For example, everybody's pretty excited for the new Dilworth Plaza on the west side of City Hall. It's going to be an awesome new park and pedestrian space right in the city center. But there's a problem we haven't yet sorted out, which is how we're going to make pedestrians feel safe crossing the busy stroad at 15th Street to get to the park.


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