Last night at Ignite Philly 6
, I talked about an idea that may seem radical at first glance, but I really do think is a very reasonable and dare-I-say modest
proposal. I would like to remove I-95 from the Ben Franklin Bridge to the Walt Whitman Bridge.
I don't want to bury it. I just want to remove it.
Okay, take a moment to have your knee-jerk reaction.
When you are done with that, hear me out. That section of I-95 is a really under-used section. You will still be able to enter Philadelphia from the North and South via I-95. If you want to think in terms of beltways around the city, we already have 676/76 that circles the city (when you include the sections that cut through Camden). Play around with the map below and really think about how you currently enter, leave and drive around the city in general, and I think you will start to see my point.