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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  • zachary dellorto
    signed 2020-09-10 18:56:11 -0400
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  • Chokletbutterfly
    @exotichoney626 tweeted link to this page. 2020-09-10 14:51:14 -0400
    Petition PennDOT & Street Dept: We Need a Safer Cobbs Creek Parkway
  • Naima Truxon
    signed via 2020-09-10 14:50:48 -0400
  • William Dungan
    signed 2020-09-10 14:28:43 -0400
  • Theresa Everett
    signed 2020-09-10 13:22:43 -0400
    Please make it safe for all of us!
  • Breanna D'Antonio
    signed 2020-09-10 12:38:51 -0400
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  • Sereta Seabrooks
    signed via 2020-09-10 10:58:45 -0400
  • Gail Arrasheed
    signed 2020-09-10 10:45:28 -0400
    This is totally unacceptable

    I reside in the Cobb’s creek

    Area/ I was visiting a friend in syracuse ny

    While gone a vehicle came from the highway and damaged the entire front of my property,/ The steps and the walls were gone, that’s the danger of the speeding vehicles.. please.. please

    Nobody cares about us📢
  • Sheri McFarland
    signed via 2020-09-10 10:33:23 -0400
    I grew up on Ludlow St between 62nd & Cobbs Creek Pkwy,over 50 yrs ago, and raised my children there as well.The High traffic, and compromised safety has been a factor for a very long time.Please don’t disregard this area becausecof neglect and willful discrimination.Cobbs Creek should be SAFE in All aspects of its being and existence.
  • Kourtney Palmer
    signed via 2020-09-10 10:24:59 -0400