Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 9am
Walk Leaders: Bill Ritzler & Tony Desantis, Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers (DVARP)
Meet at: SEPTA Allegheny Regional Rail Station (3235 N. 22nd Street) map
Rain or Shine. Free. All are welcome.
Beginning at the SEPTA Regional Rail Division Allegheny Station (located on 21st Street north of Allegheny Avenue), the walk will proceed through the eastern segment of the Swampoodle neighborhood to view infrastructure locations associated with the proposed Swampoodle Connection, reverse Swampoodle Connection, and — if time permits – the North Philadelphia Station District. The walk will consider the scope and scale of the various proposals, with a focus on the justification for each project, the potential neighborhood impact and the importance of design elements. The tour will end at Broad Street & Lehigh Avenue, with convenient access to the SEPTA Broad Street Subway North Philadelphia Station, the SEPTA Regional Rail Division North Broad Street Station and Amtrak/SEPTA North Philadelphia Station. All participants are encouraged to use public transportation to travel to & from the event.
- Total walk length is approximately 1.3 miles (about 90 minutes), good walking shoes suggested.
- Transit accessible: Walk meets at Allegheny Stop on Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line. Also accessible via SEPTA Route 33 or 60 buses. Walk ends at Broad St and Lehigh Ave (adjacent to the SEPTA Broad Street Line North Philadelphia Station)
- The route passes through an urban environment.
- Accessibility notes: Loud noises, city streets
- Free. Public All are welcome.
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