13th Street, Center City, Philadelphia.
Reimagined public spaces allowed thousands of people and businesses during COVID-19 to utilize space previously dedicated to automobiles for exercise, entertainment, and dining. Cities and towns across the Philadelphia region are continuing to open streets to all people and close them to vehicle traffic.
Even before the pandemic, Feet First Philly supported opening streets to people in every neighborhood in Philadelphia and will continue to advocate for people centered use of public space. Below is a list of open streets in Philadelphia and a few nearby suburbs with public transit connections. You can also let us know about an open street we should be featuring by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
S. Camac Street
Manning to Locust streets (Daily 2 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.); St. James to Locust streets (Daily 2 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.); Spruce to Cypress streets (Daily 3 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Falls Bridge – 24/7 until August 2021. FYI Roadway is currently milled.
S. 2nd Street – Trotter’s Alley to Chestnut St., Friday evening through Sunday evening.
S. 13th – Chestnut to Sansom streets, S. 13th – Sansom to Walnut streets, S. 13th – Walnut to Locust streets, Sansom – S. Juniper to S. 12th, Sansom – S. 12th to S. 13th streets, Drury Street – S. Juniper to 13th, S. Juniper – Chestnut to Sansom streets (Wednesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.; S. Juniper Street only – Continuous; Drury Street only – Tuesday 3/16 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
S. 18th – Locust to Walnut streets, S. 18th – Walnut to Sansom streets, Sansom – S. 15th to S. 16th streets (Daily 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.); S. 18th – Sansom to Chestnut streets and S. 18th – Chestnut to Market streets, single lane closure (Daily 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
South Street Headhouse
S. 2nd Street – Pine to Lombard streets (Daily 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
South Street – 200 and 700 blocks (Pilot Program Weekends, 11AM Friday to 11PM Sunday)
3400 Block of Sansom Street (Daily 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
Conarroe Street – Main to Cresson streets (Daily 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
Gay Street, between Matlack and Darlington Streets, (Daily – May 1 to August 31st)
“Dining under the Stars” – State Street and Olive Street in downtown Media (Every Wednesday evening and the Second Saturday of each month from May through September)
“Community Pedestrian Zones” – Alternating summer weekends between Main Street and East State Street (Sat & Sun 5pm to 11pm)