What if Philadelphians could take bus rapid transit from the Schuylkill River to the Delaware River, traveling part of the way beneath the surface in a former industrial railway tunnel – the defunct Reading Viaduct cut?
And what if electronic signs told them and other bus users just how long they would have to wait for their connections?
Among other ideas participants considered:
-A new building for the 6th and 9th police districts.
-Creation of a multi-agency task force that would work to get long-vacant buildings developed. The task force would be concerned with tax-delinquent owners and buildings with safety hazards, but also buildings that have simply sat neglected for a long period of time.
-Addition of affordable housing units in the central district, with some providing senior housing.
-Redevelopment of the inter-city bus station at 10th & Filbert so that it has a direct connection to Market East Station.
-Expansion of bike infrastructure, with not only more bike lanes and racks, but also a bike station, a “parking garage for bikes,” potentially with a maintenance shop, air pumps, lockers and showers.
-Rehabilitation of the elevated Reading Railroad Viaduct into a park.