Pedestrian Safety

(Pedestrians walk in a traffic lane along South Penn Square.  A sign instructs pedestrians not to cross to Dilworth Plaza, where the area is fenced off.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Officials Eyeing Safer Pedestrian Practices During Dilworth Plaza Rebuild

Even though the signs read “Sidewalk Closed,” some pedestrians used to cutting through the plaza are choosing to walk in the street along the southwest corner.


(A woman with shopping bags crosses Locust Street at 15th, in center city Philadelphia.  Credit:  John McDevitt)

Group Grades Philadelphia On Walkability and Pedestrian Safety

The senior citizen advocacy group “AARP” and the Mayor’s Commission on Aging are surveying various Philadelphia intersections to determine how safe they are for the city’s 50+ population.