PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Jim Kenney and Deputy Managing Director for Transportation Mike Carroll applaud the approval by City Council of enabling legislation for nine Complete Street projects that increase safety for people who walk, bicycle, take transit, and drive. This is the most bills passed forward out of Council for safety improvements on record.
The projects include roadway redesign elements to reduce driver speeding and significant pedestrian improvements designed to establish safe roadway crossings and shorten crossing distances. Several projects convert vehicle and parking lanes to protected bicycle lanes, which define space within the roadway for people who bicycle and increase predictability for all roadway users.
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