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Safe Streets for Healthy Neighborhoods - Public Meeting

Safe Streets for Healthy Neighborhoods
Public Meeting Wednesday, November 30, 2011
6pm-8pm @ East Passyunk Crossing Offices (1729 S. 11th St.)
more info below

We all walk in South Philly and many of us bike as well. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has partnered with The Community Design Collaborative to look at innovative ways to make the streets more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. Come join us and give us your perspective on what works and what needs work regarding safe streets in South Philadelphia.

Contact and more information: susan @ bicyclecoalition.org



Park(ing) Day 2011

Park(ing) Day is a day-long event to reclaim parking spots and transform them into engaging, people-friendly public spaces for one day a year. Park(ing) Day was founded by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, in 2005 to raise awareness of the need for green spaces in urban environments.  Philadelphia celebrated Park(ing) Day for the first time in 2008 with over 25 installations for relaxing, cycling, creating art, education, and socializing.

September 16th is this year's park(ing) day and there will be nearly 30 park(ing) spots citywide by groups like the American Planning Association, Bicycle Coalition, Redevelopment Authority, and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability.  The event is sponsored by the AIA and DVRPC.

Park(ing) Day 2011 is only 1 month away. There is still time to get a park(ing) space together if you'd like your group to participate. Please click here for more information on how to get involved and a map of confirmed locations.


BPSOS Summer Youth Bike & Environmental Program



The BPSOS Summer Youth Bike & Environmental Program has created a website focused on bicycle and environmental infrastructure and planning issues. The program involved South Philly youth and encouraged them to think about improving their neighborhood and transportation choices.

They're seeking further input from residents to finish recommendations through a short bicycle and infrastructure survey.