WSP USA Study: Street Closure Encourages Recreational Activity During Pandemic

Philadelphia repurposed a road exclusively for bicycles and pedestrians as a temporary shared use facility for outdoor exercise and alternative transportation.

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A successful petition encouraged city officials to close a portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in March. WSP collected data, analyzed usage and evaluated the results.

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The closure of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to vehicle traffic has helped alleviate the overcrowding on the nearby Schuylkill River Trail for safer recreational use.