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.

 

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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
Are you an elected official or organization that would like to sign on?
Email us at cobbscreekneighbor@gmail.com or 5thsq@5thsq.org

 

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  • Edelweiss Cardenas
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    I am a retired teacher and senior citizen. The noise level has also become a quality of life issue.
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    Thanks to the organizers! I have limited time and would like to help however I can.
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    signed via 2020-09-13 13:18:55 -0400
    The 51st Ward Democratic Executive Committee truly understands the urgency to address this matter!!
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