As we told you before Thanksgiving, Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney is holding town hall meetings all this week. Last night was the first, at Central High School on Olney Avenue. And if you didn’t make it, you’ve got the rest of the week to catch up with the future mayor of Philadelphia.
Last night’s Philadelphia Neighborhood Town Hall was well-populated by citizens interested in creating safer streets and better infrastructure for Philadelphia. And that was clear based upon the first question asked.
First comment at @JimFKenney town hall was about ped safety and #visionzerophl from someone hit twice in crosswalk. pic.twitter.com/9cYmBZv20E
— Bike Coalition Phila (@bcgp) November 30, 2015
Vision Zero is a priority.
Safe streets are absolutely a priority. Our team has a plan to implement vision zero. #PHLtownhall #NextMayorPHL pic.twitter.com/rAWY9FZ7M2 — Jim Kenney (@JimFKenney) November 30, 2015
We’re thankful the Mayor-Elect is holding these town halls all week, and getting a better understanding of the issues facing Philadelphians from many city neighborhoods.
Thanks to all who joined us tonight! Sign up to join us at the next #PHLtownhall here: https://t.co/3oQPSlcF7V pic.twitter.com/TmmfOTfzt3
— Jim Kenney (@JimFKenney) December 1, 2015
We urge you to go to tonight’s town hall meeting, at South Philadelphia High School. The RSVP is available at this link.
Next week, the Kenney team is holding five town halls to hear from the public about their ideas for the new administration.
- Nov. 30: Philadelphia Neighborhood Town Hall; Central High School
- Dec. 1: Philadelphia Neighborhood Town Hall; South Philadelphia High School
- Dec. 2: Philadelphia Neighborhood Town Hall; School of the Futures
- Dec. 3: Philadelphia Neighborhood Town Hall; Mayfair Community Center
- Dec. 4: Philadelphia Neighborhood Town Hall ; Strawberry Mansion High School
We encourage interested persons to attend and make your voice heard to support Mayor-elect Kenney’s campaign commitments, and to raise additional recommendations.
- Enhance accessibility to public transit
- Ensure access to bike share
- Build 25 miles of Circuit Trails
- Improve the walkability of streets and sidewalks
- Enliven Philadelphia’s streets by creating an open streets program
- Manage on-street parking for efficient and effective use
If you need a refresher on the Better Mobility Agenda, or Vision Zero, you can find those reports on our website: