PennDOT is planning to repave the following streets in the 2019 paving season*: 6th St, 20th St, Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Bustleton Ave, Columbus Ave, Delaware Ave, JFK Blvd, Lindbergh Blvd, Linden Ave, Richmond St, Torresdale Ave, Upsal St and Walnut Lane.
These streets are part of PennDOT District 6’s Five Year Paving Plan that they release in mid-2018.
One important bike lane this list is JFK Boulevard between 15th and 20th Streets. This represents a significant opportunity for PennDOT to enhance the protected lane on JFK , but only if Council President Clarke introduces an ordinance soon to make the lane on JFK (along with the one on Market Street) permanent.
Following an in-depth pilot program, the Kenney Administration forwarded the ordinance language as a resolution to City Council in January 2019.
An evaluation of the pilot program found the project to be successful in improving safety for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists, and there is strong support for making the lanes permanent.
Some of these streets slated for repaving have additional roadway width for upgraded bike lanes, which we have outlined in blue.
We will be asking the Streets Department for upgraded lanes where possible on those streets.
- Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
- Eakins Oval
- N 6th St
- JFK Blvd
- E. Upsal
- Linden Ave
These are not the only streets that should be upgraded. These are just the streets that would be easy to upgrade, since PennDOT is already going in.
*Subject to change