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

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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
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  • Janeen Conde
    signed 2020-09-12 14:34:42 -0400
    Don’t take 5 to 20 years to fix this issue!!
  • George Arthur
    signed via 2020-09-12 13:51:19 -0400
  • Nora Schmidt
    signed via 2020-09-12 13:47:30 -0400
  • Christina Griffith
    signed 2020-09-12 11:43:24 -0400
  • Linda Blythe
    signed via 2020-09-12 11:22:53 -0400
    Also, the bike trail needs needs more cleanups. Areas that get short dumping should have hidden cameras. This trail is very neglected compared to Kelly or MLK Drives. This is why it is so underused.
  • Katrina Clark
    signed 2020-09-12 09:33:08 -0400
    I have walked here to get exercise and it’s terrifying to get across. It’s unnecessary to allow this road to be this dangerous for this long. Fix it.
  • Pouné Saberi
    signed via 2020-09-12 07:53:27 -0400
  • Robert Pinney
    signed 2020-09-12 07:29:18 -0400
  • Michelle Alvare
    signed via 2020-09-12 00:08:44 -0400
  • Michael Miller Jr.
    signed via 2020-09-11 23:59:59 -0400
  • Evelyn Eskin
    signed via 2020-09-11 23:25:58 -0400
  • Ericka Young
    signed 2020-09-11 23:20:03 -0400
  • Barrett Harvey
    signed 2020-09-11 22:15:08 -0400
  • Carl Anderson
    signed via 2020-09-11 21:52:19 -0400
  • Debra Johnson
    signed 2020-09-11 21:08:15 -0400
  • Eula Arbee
    signed 2020-09-11 20:26:14 -0400
  • Karen Mcgovern
    signed via 2020-09-11 18:29:36 -0400
    I ride my bike daily and I’d love to be able to ride here.
  • Donna Smith
    signed via 2020-09-11 17:45:14 -0400
  • karen stabenow
    signed via 2020-09-11 17:42:40 -0400
    we need trees, parks, bike lanes and clean air.
  • M. Struble
    signed via 2020-09-11 17:41:01 -0400
  • Brian Moore
    @Bluefreak92 tweeted link to this page. 2020-09-11 17:17:59 -0400
    Petition PennDOT & Street Dept: We Need a Safer Cobbs Creek Parkway
  • Brian Moore
    signed via 2020-09-11 17:13:18 -0400
  • Gina LoBiondo
    signed via 2020-09-11 16:41:33 -0400
  • Gretchen Boger
    signed via 2020-09-11 16:20:15 -0400
  • Temwa Wright
    signed via 2020-09-11 16:09:38 -0400
    Thank you for putting together this petition. I will share with my neighbors.
  • Thomas Nelson
    signed via 2020-09-11 15:28:50 -0400
  • Andrew Talarowski
    signed 2020-09-11 15:01:05 -0400
  • Ryan Cheng
    signed 2020-09-11 14:52:35 -0400
  • Barbara Sonies
    signed via 2020-09-11 14:45:03 -0400
  • Lori Flanagan-Cato
    signed via 2020-09-11 14:40:23 -0400