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    • The 12-lane Boulevard has an 80-foot-wide central median

Northeast Philly residents help chart a 'Route for Change' on Roosevelt Boulevard

“There’s not enough time to cross. And even if it’s your light, the cars are turning, and you can feel the wind behind you as you’re crossing the street,” said one…

    • Map of Roosevelt Boulevard and surrounding area

Mayor Kenney kicks off latest round of Roosevelt Boulevard planning. Will it be the last?

Jim Kenney invited the press to the Mayor’s Reception Room Wednesday afternoon to announce the launch of a 3 year, $5 million “Route for Change” study to make Roosevelt Boulevard a…

    • The wide, high-traffic Boulevard poses a challenge to pedestrians

City gets $2.5 million to plan Roosevelt Boulevard bus rapid transit

The Roosevelt Boulevard works well for no one. It is a 12-lane nightmare replete with crashes, gnarled with rush hour traffic and inadequate transit options in an era of growing ridership.…

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ABOUT UPPER FAR NORTHEAST

Bustleton, Somerton, Byberry, and Industrial Parks on the east and west sides of Roosevelt Blvd.

Upper Northeast Philadelphia is a suburban-like area located along the Bustleton Avenue corridor. Walkability, pedestrian safety and traffic calming are important issues. Public transit is needed to relieve traffic congestion. Existing bus routes are widely used by students and local workers alike. Commuter rail is available at the Somerton, Byberry and Philmont stations.

Contact:

Michael Thompson, 215-683-4632, Michael.Thompson@phila.gov

UPCOMING EVENTS IN UPPER FAR NORTHEAST

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