PennDOT & Streets Dept: We Need a Safer Cobbs Creek Parkway

For far too long Cobbs Creek Parkway has been a deadly thoroughfare weaving through the western edge of West and Southwest Philadelphia.

This must change today.

Sign the petition to join the Cobbs Creek Neighbors Association and 5th Square in demanding PennDOT & the Philadelphia Streets Department to immediately implement road safety measures so no more lives are lost.

Seeing the tragic deaths of pedestrian, Avante Reynolds, in August and two motorists in July, we demand immediate action to make this road safe for all its users. Reports from DVRPC and Philadelphia2035, along with years of advocacy from the community have called for real measures to lower vehicle speeds and increase its safety. This has fallen on deaf ears.

The fact that Cobbs Creek Parkway has been recently repaved without more aggressive measures to calm motor vehicle traffic and provide safe pedestrian crossings amounts to structural racism. These transportation policies have, in effect, prioritized the convenience of passing motorists over the lives of the predominantly Black residents who live near and walk across this dangerous roadway.

PennDOT & the Philadelphia Streets Department need to take robust engineering measures to make the entire length of Cobbs Creek Parkway safe for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists alike.

High-Priority Measures to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Other Measures to Improve Roadway Safety

Though engineering measures should be the ultimate solution, we also support automated enforcement measures like the speed cameras found on Roosevelt Blvd and also request the State Legislature to enact laws enabling this.

Join us in demanding immediate road safety measures on Cobbs Creek Parkway.


750 signatures

Will you sign?

This petition is supported by the following organizations / elected officials:

  • Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
  • Clean Air Council
  • Cobbs Creek Neighbors Association
  • Fifth Square
  • Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery
  • Philadelphia Register of Wills, Tracey Gordon
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  • Muriel Kudera
    signed 2020-09-08 16:46:57 -0400
  • Judy Zagozen
    signed 2020-09-08 16:44:53 -0400
  • Shanee Garner
    signed 2020-09-08 16:44:48 -0400
  • Taylor Mullens
    signed 2020-09-08 16:43:29 -0400
  • Yanira Mapp
    signed 2020-09-08 16:26:09 -0400
  • Thomas Nailor
    signed 2020-09-08 16:25:52 -0400
  • Fran O'Brien
    signed 2020-09-08 16:24:05 -0400
  • Victoria Harris
    signed 2020-09-08 16:22:57 -0400
    People deserve to be safe walking in their neighborhoods. Stop putting car drivers ahead of residents. Stop putting speed ahead of safety.
  • Margaret Kushiner
    signed 2020-09-08 16:22:53 -0400
  • Katherine Chockley
    signed 2020-09-08 16:22:25 -0400
  • Christy Morin
    signed 2020-09-08 16:22:20 -0400
  • Rebecca Barber
    signed 2020-09-08 16:21:15 -0400
  • Cameron Corbett
    signed 2020-09-08 16:20:44 -0400
  • Sam Neubardt
    signed 2020-09-08 16:18:40 -0400
  • Matthew Avery
    signed 2020-09-08 16:14:20 -0400
  • Christina Peteraf
    signed 2020-09-08 16:03:37 -0400
  • Lyn Hedrick
    signed 2020-09-08 16:01:07 -0400
    I drive Cobbs Creek Parkway several times a week and I ride the bike path frequently. Driving is very stressful. Very few motorists drive the speed limit and way too many pass, crossing the double yellow line. Crossing as a cyclist, at intersections with traffic signals,is like playing Russian Roulette.
  • Daniel Scholnick
    signed 2020-09-08 15:59:04 -0400
    I live a few neighborhoods away, and I always find it scary to cross Cobbs Creek Parkway on foot. The cars go so fast and they’re not expecting pedestrians.
  • Dave Brindley
    signed 2020-09-08 15:51:46 -0400
  • Jamie Kudera
    signed 2020-09-08 15:51:15 -0400
  • Ken Gregory
    signed 2020-09-08 15:49:11 -0400
  • Joseph Piette
    signed 2020-09-08 15:31:40 -0400
  • Isabel Yannatos
    signed 2020-09-08 15:31:26 -0400
  • Johanna Marshall
    signed 2020-09-08 15:30:04 -0400
  • Kate Farquhar
    signed 2020-09-08 15:28:16 -0400
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  • Catherine Hofmann
    signed 2020-09-08 15:26:12 -0400
    I use Cobbs Creek park weekly. As a pedestrian and cyclist, crossing the street and going along the street is scary. As a driver, cars are able to drive too fast and run red lights.
  • Susanna Martin
    signed 2020-09-08 15:24:24 -0400
  • Owen Sindler
    signed 2020-09-08 15:18:09 -0400
  • Ben Willis
    signed 2020-09-08 15:17:21 -0400
  • Fm Rothman
    signed 2020-09-08 15:15:40 -0400