Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 10am

Walk Leader: Bob Seeley of Walk Germantown and Friends of Vernon Park
Meet at: Battle of Germantown Monument in Vernon Park (5800 Germantown Ave) map
Rain or Shine. Free. All are welcome.

This walk follows part of the route for the proposed Belfield-Rittenhouse Bypass, a 1960s project which would have destroyed a large part of the Germantown neighborhood to make way for a four-lane highway. Community pressure stopped this project. Learn more about the history, visit some of the area where houses would have been demolished, and discuss the lessons of the Bypass proposal and the campaign that opposed the proposal.

Walk Notes:

  • Walk will end at the corner of Wayne Ave and Rittenhouse St, Germantown, Philadelphia
  • Walk duration: approximately 90 minutes
  • Accessibility considerations: Steep slopes. Busy sidewalks and route will cross several busy streets (at traffic signals).
  • Dogs and bicycles welcome.

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