A series of pedestrian safety improvements are underway for Parkside that will create a safer and more accessible way for Parkside residents and West Philadelphia to enjoy Fairmount Park. Improvements include pedestrian walkways, restriped bike lanes, roundabouts, landscaping, and a pop-up parklet at the Welsh Fountain.

West Park Open House: Parkside Pedestrian Improvements

To learn more about the pedestrian safety improvements coming to Parkside, please join us on on Thursday, October 28 for a Parkside Walk and Talk! More info here.

You can also view our recorded open house from October 19 where we hosted a presentation and Q&A on the Parkside projects.

View the presentation here.

Project Timeline

WINTER 2021: 

  • Complete Landscape and Crossing in 2021
  • Winter complete striping and traffic circles

SPRING 2022:

  • Open the Pop-up Parklet at the Welsh Fountain

SUMMER 2022:

  • Summer activation to focus around the gap and the Welsh Fountain

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