After a two-year long process, the Final Report from the conceptual planning phase for the Spring Garden Street Greenway is now complete! The report explains the community process, the design concept, the many benefits, and proposes an implementation approach.
We invite you to explore this website and re-envision Spring Garden Street as the Spring Garden Street Greenway: a 2.2-mile connection between the Schuylkill River and the Delaware River. When completed, the Spring Garden Street Greenway will be one of the most vibrant streets and commercial corridors in the City of Philadelphia, and a quieter and safer street along which to drive, bike, or walk. The Greenway will feature a linear park and urban trail with a new bikeway that is separate from traffic. The Greenway will also offer additional recreation and commuting space for walkers, joggers and cyclists and will incorporate stormwater infrastructure to manage runoff more sustainably. Imagine the transformation…
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) involvement along Spring Garden Street started four years ago with two key questions: how best to connect our region’s growing trail networks, and how best to connect Philadelphia’s two riverfronts. We completed the Center City Greenway Feasibility Study to answer these questions. The study identified Spring Garden Street as the preferred option for a new greenway traversing Philadelphia, thereby jump-starting the process of discovering Spring Garden’s true potential to become a more complete street that better serves those traveling on foot or bicycle, by car, bus, or train.
PEC then commissioned a planning and design study to invite public input and expert opinion on how to improve Spring Garden Street and create a new hub of activity for the City with added opportunities for recreation, commuting, living and shopping. Explore the proposed design for the Spring Garden Street Greenway block by block to see how new investments in landscape, bicycle infrastructure, and pedestrian amenities will transform this major east-west connector.
The campaign to complete the Spring Garden Street Greenway project starts now, with the goals of sharing that vision with a larger audience, generating excitement about a new greenway that connects river to river and neighborhoods to neighborhoods, and convening all those interested in designing and building the City’s greenest street! For the latest updates:
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is one of the state’s leading environmental organizations and has been protecting and restoring natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy for over 40 years. One of PEC’s major initiatives has been developing greenway corridors throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.