The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a public meeting this coming Monday, February 4th, to unveil their new master plan for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The plan, which aims to create better public spaces along the Parkway, was developed in conjunction with PennPraxis and input from community meetings held in July 2012. It involves a number of short-term improvements and amenities to be added to the Parkway (especially to the Eakins Oval/Art Museum area) to improve the use of the space. Identifying difficult pedestrian crossings was also a major component of the plan.
Don’t miss this chance to be one of the first to learn about the pedestrian improvements that the city has in store for the Parkway! Also, if you believe that not enough is being done to improve the pedestrian environment (see Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron’s criticism of the “pop-up” nature of the planned improvements), there will be an opportunity for you to voice your concerns at the end of the event.
The meeting will be held at 6:00 PM (with registration to begin at 5:30) on Monday at the Academy of Natural Sciences (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway).
For more information about the plan, or to see feedback from the public meetings and previous media coverage, click here.