Primary elections are now on June 2nd due to COVID-19 -- request your mail-in ballot today and get it in by next Tuesday, May 26th!
SUPPORT THE RECOVERY STREETS PLATFORM
Medical and health experts agree that being active outside is crucial to maintaining physical and mental health.
However, without more options, overcrowding in parks, on sidewalks, and on trails can become a serious issue during the coronavirus epidemic because of the need for greater physical distance. This problem will only become more urgent as the weather gets hotter, and more residents seek out outdoor activities with pools and Rec centers closed.
In the new Recovery Streets report by the Bicycle Coalition, Clean Air Council, Feet First Philly, and 5th Square, we detail temporary concepts for street changes that can help Philadelphia deal with the health, economic, and transportation fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
🚘💥🚗 IT'S TIME TO FIX WASHINGTON AVE
Do you live near Washington Ave or use it often?Take a quick survey to improve Washington Ave for pedestrians and cyclists.
The Kenney administration will finally be repaving Washington Avenue in 2021, and they are proposing some design improvements to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. The City's transportation office wants to hear from all users of this street about their priorities for fixing Washington.
Read more about the project on OTIS's Complete Streets page, or watch these short videos.
We need supporters of a safer Washington Ave to take this survey in big numbers. We much prefer the 3-Lane option over the 4-Lane and Mixed-Lane options.
We also recommend safety supporters ask OTIS in the survey to put safety for pedestrians before fast vehicle movement at the intersection of Broad and Washington.
🚍 TELL CONGRESS: TRANSIT NEEDS MORE ASSISTANCE
Transit is still facing an economic apocalypse. As millions continue following directives to stay home from work and school, public transportation ridership has flatlined, taking fare revenues with it. Combined with increased costs for additional cleaning and with the economy quickly coming to a halt, all of the funding sources that sustain our transit systems have evaporated, even as many essential workers and others continue to rely on it. Agencies large and small are hemorrhaging.
📫 ONE MORE WEEK TO APPLY FOR A MAIL-IN BALLOT
If you haven't done so already, you have less than a week to request a mail-in ballot for the upcoming election!
🔎 LOOK UP YOUR NEW POLLING PLACE
Still need to vote in person? The Philadelphia City Commissioners have consolidated polling places for the June 2nd primary due to COVID-19.
✅ OUR ENDORSEMENTS
These candidates best represent our mission to make Philadelphia a more sustainable, accessible, transit-friendly city for everyone.
📸 Read more about why we're supporting these candidates in our Press Release.
🗒️ Read candidates' responses to our 2020 state legislative questionnaire and get vital election information at our 2020 Election Center.
🌳 PUBLIC SPACE
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