On May 21, the Cobbs Creek Parkway Safety Improvement Walk will explore the new and upcoming Cobbs Creek Parkway traffic safety improvements. This project is particularly important to pedestrians who face difficulty crossing the street to access the park.

Learn about new pedestrian crossings, traffic calming, and more. The tour will start at the top of the hill from Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center at 10am and head north along Cobbs Creek Trail to 63rd Street and Market Street, then back south after crossing the Parkway to explore the residential side of the roadway. This is an opportunity to learn more about the existing improvements, what is being planned to continue making the Parkway safer, ask questions, and offer feedback.

Rendering of traffic calming measures along Cobbs Creek Parkway in Southwest Philadelphia.

Cobbs Creek Parkway Safety Improvement Tour

Date and Time Saturday, May 21st at 10:00am

Walk meeting point: 700 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, 19143 (Catherine St & Cobbs Creek Parkway)

Walk distance and total time commitment for attendees: 1.6 miles round trip (1-1.5 hrs with discussion)

Description of walk leaders:

Nik Kharva is the Project Manager for PennDOT’s Cobbs Creek/63rd Street project, which is a part of PennDOT’s Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and leads the Traffic Department for HNTB’s Pennsylvania offices.  Nik is also a technical leader in the transportation field with over 25 years of experience, including the past 8 years working with PennDOT on their HSIP projects in the southeastern Pennsylvania region. 

Will Fraser, Transportation Project Manager, and Nick Zuwiala-Rogers, Transportation Program Director, (both of Clean Air Council and Feet First Philly) have been working with local organizations in West and Southwest Philadelphia for several years to advocate for a safer access to Cobbs Creek Park.

Suggestions for walk attendees: Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, wear sunscreen, etc.: Check out PennDOT’s virtual public meeting for this project to learn more about what we will discuss on the walk.

Questions? Email us at feetfirstphilly@feetfirstphilly