One Pope map to rule them all

Friend of the site Lauren Ancona, a data scientist at the city's Office of Innovation and Technology, had been waiting for someone else to come out with a Papal visit webmap containing all the public information so far confirmed by the city, the Secret Service, World Meeting of Families, and the transportation authorities. 

No such map seemed to be forthcoming though, so she made one last week while on vacation. Ancona cautions that she's still putting some finishing touches on it today, so if anything seems missing, check back soon. When complete, you'll be able to see:

  • All boundaries & times of use
  • Authorized vehicle-only streets
  • Operating City transit locations
  • Operating Regional transit stations 
  • Recommended pedestrian walkways
  • Pope Ride bike route
  • Entrances to secure areas
  • Jumbotron locations
  • Hospitals
  • Medic stations
  • Regional bridge & highway closures

The map is hosted over at, and will be updated as new information comes in up through the event. We've embedded it below for your perusal. 

About the author

Jon Geeting

Jon Geeting was Engagement Editor at Plan Philly from 2014-2016. He has also covered city and state politics, land use, transportation, and economic policy for Next City, Keystone Politics, This Old City, Philadelphia Magazine, and City Paper. Jon grew up in Bethlehem, PA and moved to Philadelphia in 2013 after an 11-year detour to New York City. Follow him on Twitter @jongeeting.

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