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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  • Kristin Giordano
    signed 2020-09-11 12:02:05 -0400
  • Doug Herren
    signed via 2020-09-11 12:00:27 -0400
  • Mary Ferrigno
    signed via 2020-09-11 11:58:48 -0400
  • Olivia Ortiz
    signed via 2020-09-11 11:57:17 -0400
  • Doug Grainge
    signed via 2020-09-11 11:56:26 -0400
  • Paul Hagedorn
    signed via 2020-09-11 11:54:42 -0400
  • Alex Tozzo
    signed via 2020-09-11 11:54:37 -0400
  • Terri scarbo
    signed via 2020-09-11 11:52:31 -0400
  • Susan Saltzman
    signed via 2020-09-11 11:50:00 -0400
  • Jessica Bellwoar
    signed via 2020-09-11 11:49:54 -0400
  • Jessica Bolton
    signed 2020-09-11 11:18:27 -0400
  • Lillie Carlile
    signed via 2020-09-11 10:28:02 -0400
  • Marina Barnett
    signed via 2020-09-11 10:23:37 -0400
    Thank you for initiating this petition. I run along the parkway daily and I am constantly worried about my and others’ safety. The cars fly by with reckless abandon. Every night there are ATVs speeding up and down the parkway with little intervention from the police.
  • Dana Henry
    signed via 2020-09-11 10:22:26 -0400
  • Guina Hammond
    signed via 2020-09-11 09:50:35 -0400
  • James Miles
    signed 2020-09-11 08:55:44 -0400
  • Jerome Howard
    signed 2020-09-11 08:45:44 -0400
  • Theresa Clinton
    signed via 2020-09-11 08:37:56 -0400
  • Susan Hale
    signed via 2020-09-11 08:29:57 -0400
    Drove to the airport this morning, all was fine. On my return trip, saw a car tipped on its side – yes wheels in the air! – in the opposite lane. The driver was sitting on the ground and two police officers were standing by her. The ambulance was coming up behind the scene as I drove past. Amazing what happens in the blink of an eye!

    Where are the speed cushions?!
  • Zach Ogden
    signed via 2020-09-11 08:24:57 -0400
  • Amy Frear
    signed 2020-09-11 07:50:48 -0400
  • Bart Everts
    signed 2020-09-11 07:49:02 -0400
  • Brenda Littlejohn
    signed via 2020-09-11 07:21:02 -0400
  • Jennifer Holmes
    signed 2020-09-11 06:09:15 -0400
    I live in West Philly and visit the area to access Mt Moriah and the Park. the situation is terrible and in fact it can be just plain terrifying to cross the street, ride a bike, and in fact even to drive the road. It is not an expressway and should not be designed like one. Stop lights and lower speed limit please!!!!
  • Terry Guerra
    signed 2020-09-11 04:35:34 -0400
  • Olubukola (Bukie) Adekoje
    signed via 2020-09-11 04:18:57 -0400
  • Waleed Abdur-Razzaq
    signed via 2020-09-11 01:49:08 -0400
    I’m a native Philadelphian who understands these road safety needs !!!
  • Iresha Picot
    signed via 2020-09-11 01:11:14 -0400
  • Brittany Koch
    signed 2020-09-10 23:11:25 -0400
  • Marla Spivey
    signed via 2020-09-10 23:08:05 -0400