By creating the Spring Garden Street Greenway, the city could create a dramatic shift in its urban landscape that does more than link regional trails. The Spring Garden Street Greenway would provide a safer, more attractive route across the city for cyclists, joggers, and pedestrians without causing traffic snarls. A planted buffer separating car traffic and the recreational trail doubles as an opportunity to manage stormwater runoff through “green street” landscape designs in accordance with the Water Department’s goals
. For the diverse neighborhoods Spring Garden Street crosses, a greenway would provide space for recreation, and create a unified, beautiful streetscape that could help attract private investment.
The Spring Garden Street Greenway is an extraordinary opportunity for Philadelphia to think big, connect regionally, and help our city become healthier and greener.
If you want to know more about the Spring Garden Street Greenway
initiative and have a hand in shaping its future, head over to the public forum hosted by PEC at the Community College of Philadelphia (18th and Callowhill) on Thursday, October 27 at 7pm. You can also track the Spring Garden Street Greenway's progress on its facebook page