POSTPONED: Bicycle Coalition and Associacion Puertoriquenos en Marcha to Conduct Safer Streets Audit
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and The Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Mancha will join at 5th and Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia to ask residents how the city can take on dangerous streets in that part of the city on November 7.
APM and the Bicycle Coalition have already put together a survey asking people in the area how they feel about 5th and Lehigh Avenues, and what they would want the city to do to make it safer.
The Bicycle Coalition’s new project, PHLtrafficvictims.org, has found a plurality of traffic deaths in Philadelphia take place in North Philly.
On Thursday at noon, members of APM and the Bicycle Coalition will meet at 5th and Lehigh to conduct an audit of the area.
The information collected from the public will be provided to the Streets Department, and engineering firms will create video models that reimagine the intersection based on those suggestions, at the Coalition’s upcoming Vision Zero Conference in 2017.
Those willing to help in the audit will receive free entrance to the 2017 Vision Zero Conference, will be invited to see the engineered mock-ups, and will receive free breakfast and lunch.
Those interested in participating should contact either Nadia Elena Burgos at APM or Bob Previdi at the Bicycle Coalition.
Burgos: firstname.lastname@example.org, 267-296-7215
Previdi: email@example.com, 215-242-9253 Ext. 311