Market Street Transformation (ongoing)

Market Street is Philadelphia's historic "main street." Today, however, the section in Old City is dominated by its role as a route to Interstate-95, severing the community in two, instead of bringing people together. Vision2026 proposed rethinking Market Street as a hub of the community and a street for people by improving the lawn in the shadow of Christ Church, creating a station plaza at the 2nd Street station of the Market-Frankford subway, and reorganizing the corridor to include parking-protected bicycle lanes. This quickly became the most talked-about proposal in the plan, but before moving forward, the viability of the proposals needed to be assessed. 

 Project review committee members kicking off the project with a bicycle ride to gain some first hand perspective

Project review committee members kicking off the project with a bicycle ride to gain some first hand perspective

The Market Street Transformation Mobility Study convened a committee of public and private stakeholders and decision makers to review public priorities, traffic analysis, bicycle level of traffic stress, and urban design of existing and proposed conditions.  

This project has two distinct components:

JVM Studio managed this overall project, guiding the work of with traffic engineers from NV5, composing the study’s final report, and presenting it to the public. Stay tuned for release of the study results...