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SEPTA will hold an open house to give neighbors more information about the upcoming Wissahickon Transit Center project, on Wednesday, February 26th, at the Gustine Recreation Center, 4868 Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia, from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

The Transit Center, located where Ridge Avenue nearly meets Main Street, Manayunk, is being reconfigured to better accommodate the nearly 7,000 people who utilize the 11 bus routes that pass through the area each weekday. The Kelly Drive Trail will also be reconfigured as part of the project, to better connect cyclists to the Wissahickon Trail, and to Main Street, Manayunk, from Kelly Drive.

The project, which has been in the works since 2017, is being reconfigured to alleviate congestion and allow pedestrians and vehicles to more safety navigate the area, SEPTA’s project will also include the construction of a new passenger waiting facility.

We support the project and encourage anyone who can, to visit the meeting on Wednesday night. We will also be meeting with communities in the area later this year to talk about the multi-use trail segment of the project.

For more information, check out the full plan via the City of Philadelphia’s website.

Randy LoBasso

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Randy LoBasso is the policy director at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.

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