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We have been in touch with the Streets Department about the status of the Race Street gate repair regularly since it was closed in mid-September.

They are working to hire a contractor to conduct the repair.

Unfortunately, there is no way to know when the gate is likely to reopen. Below is a message sent on Friday, October 11th by Keisha McCarty-Skelton of the Streets Department to the President of Logan Square Neighborhood Association.

Thank you for contacting the Philadelphia Department of Streets. We do apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. At this time we are unable to provide a timeframe for which the gates will reopen. For safety reasons, the gates will remain closed until the replacement part is received and the repairs are completed. We are in contact with the vendor who makes the part and will issue a new press release when a repair date is known.  

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as soon as we know them.

Sarah Clark Stuart


Sarah’s foray into trail and bicycle advocacy began in 2004 when she became involved in the “Free Schuylkill River Park” campaign to preserve public access to the Schuylkill River Trail in Center City, now known as Schuylkill Banks. Since joining the Bicycle Coalition in 2006, she has been a key player in the Bicycle Coalition’s key accomplishments: the $23 million TIGER trail-building grant; naming and building out the Circuit; lobbying successfully for legislation mandating the inclusion of bike parking in new construction projects; Philadelphia’s Complete Streets policy; and coordinating research and analysis of several reports on bicycling in Philadelphia.

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