Renewing Race Street: A mobility analysis

This study evaluated a proposed design for Philadelphia‘s Race Street between 9th and fifth Streets by reducing the north and south crossing distance at most intersections; change the road to a three travel lane configuration at its maximum width; and add protected bicycle, plantings, and pedestrian amenities.

These improvements would improve access for people walking, biking, and driving and also improve the aesthetics of one of Philadelphia’s most visited tourist areas.

It would better link the surrounding neighborhoods and amenities together, which include Chinatown, Old City, Independence Mall, and Franklin Square.

The design would have minimal impact on traffic operations while creating a significantly safer traffic environment.

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