McClinton announces $2 million to increase safety for walkers and bikers, improve water quality

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton announced today $2 million has been approved to increase travel safety and water quality in her West Philadelphia and Delaware County communities, where she’s proud to serve. 

$1 million of the funding will invest in putting in landscaping strips along the West Cobbs Creek Parkway to improve water quality in Yeadon Borough, as well as make the following changes and installations to strengthen protections for pedestrians along that same roadway:

  • ADA-compliant curb cut ramps.
  • Crosswalk striping. 
  • Redesign the traffic signal and add a bulb out at the intersection of W. Cobbs Creek Parkway and MacDade Boulevard. 

“There’s nothing more important than the health and well-being of our neighbors – especially our most vulnerable ones,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “Whether driving or walking, these updates will go a long way in helping to ensure people in the area can get to where they need to go safely.”

McClinton added another $1 million was awarded to invest in upgrades along Chestnut Street between 34thand 63rd streets in West Philadelphia to make it safer for walkers and bikers, including the installation of concrete pedestrian islands at intersections to significantly shorten how far someone has to cross the street at one time. 

“This is just another example of pinpointing areas in need of improvements, developing effective solutions, and securing the resources needed to make those updates a reality that benefit members of our community along with those passing through it,” McClinton explained. 

Funding for these two projects was awarded through the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside program, which aims to improve transportation alternatives and enhance mobility and public accessibility across the state.  

More information can be found on PennDOT’s website.