Reviving Vine: Improving Multimodal Connections on Vine Street
Vine Street Local–the service road on either side of the Vine Street Expressway/I-676–presents both challenges and opportunities for the surrounding community.
On Thursday, April 12, an Open House was held at Holy Redeemer Church and School. Initial recommendations for the study area were presented, and meeting attendees shared their feedback and additional ideas with DVRPC staff. This public input will inform final recommendations and will be included in the project report, to be published in summer 2018.
Didn’t attend the meeting, but want to be involved? See an overview of the project and 16 recommendations [0.4 MB PDF] and review the recommendations in detail [8.8 MB PDF].
Upcoming redevelopment projects, such as the Eastern Tower Community Center, Rail Park, and an improved 10th Street plaza have the potential to transform Vine Street into a vibrant and vital community hub. At the same time, many residents and visitors feel that Vine Street divides the community, expressing concerns about speeding, difficult crossings, and other issues.
Reviving Vine will evaluate options to increase neighborhood connections through multimodal, inclusive mobility improvements in and along the Vine Street corridor. The project has the following goals:
- Develop traffic calming alternatives to the Vine Street local right-of-way, to mitigate speeding.
- Develop concept plans and evaluate the feasibility of lane reconfiguration and other treatments.
- Develop recommendations to facilitate safe transportation for all modes and users while supporting a vibrant community.
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Technical Advisory Committee
Representatives from the following agencies and organizations have been invited to serve on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC):
- City of Philadelphia, Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS)
- City of Philadelphia, Streets Department
- Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
- PennDOT District 6-0
- NJ Transit
- City Council District 1
Project Kickoff Meeting
On Thursday, February 16, 2018, DVRPC held a kickoff meeting with the TAC. DVRPC shared results from the data collection and initial modeling phases. TAC members provided feedback on preliminary work and generated ideas for possible improvements.Kickoff Meeting Presentation [5.8 MB PDF]