Roosevelt Boulevard
Route for Change Program

oTIS is responsible for managing the Roosevelt Boulevard “Route for Change” Program, which is a 3-year planning effort funded by a $2.5 million USDOT TIGER planning grant, in addition to another $2.5 million by the City of Philadelphia, SEPTA, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). While many plans have tried to address how to fix the Boulevard, safety is still a significant concern. Over the past 5 years, there have been over 3,000 reportable crashes, which have resulted in over 50 fatalities, 20 of whom were pedestrians.

Roosevelt Boulevard, stretching 14 miles from Broad Street to the Neshaminy Mall in Bucks County, currently gives preference to the 90,000 vehicles that pass through the Boulevard on a daily basis. The current conditions do not provide safe access or connectivity to the surrounding neighborhoods and businesses, and crossing the Boulevard by foot to access transit and destinations is a challenge for all. In addition, bus travel times along the Boulevard is almost twice as long as trips by car.

The challenge over the next three years will be to develop a program with continuous, and increasingly transformative, changes that will create a more inviting corridor; one that will be safer, more accessible, and more reliable for all users including residents, pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, motorists, and visitors. The Route for Change Program will identify early actions and guide more long-term ideas in order to create a 2040 Vision for the Boulevard.


Zero Waste & Litter Cabinet

The City has a bold goal of becoming 90% zero waste and litter-free by 2035

Vision Zero Task Force

Establishing data-driven strategies for reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero

Transit First Initiative

Partnering with SEPTA to strengthen communication, trust, and cooperation between agencies while improving transit

Street Furniture Program

Improving transit amenities throughout the city

Safe Routes Philly

Creating safe, healthy environments for students to walk, bike, and roll to school.

Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change Program

Developing a series of improvements to create a more inviting corridor that is safe, accessible, and reliable for all users

Philly Free Streets

Temporarily closing Philly streets to cars, inviting people to walk, bike, and play

Philadelphia Trail Network Planning

Ensuring trail development and maintenance projects benefit all Philadelphians and promote connectivity, safety, and access to open spaces

Pedestrian & Bicycle Network Development

Working to upgrade and expand the pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and policies that keep Philadelphians safe and moving


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I-95 Improvement Project

City's redevelopment of Penn's Landing, in collaboration with PennDOT and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

Electric Vehicle Policy Task Force

Encouraging EV use in Philadelphia as part of the City's wider multimodal strategy

Dockless Bike Share Pilot

Learn more about Philadelphia's dockless bike share pilot program.


Philadelphia's strategic transportation plan.

Complete Streets

Ensuring our street infrastructure best serves the needs of Philadelphians now and in the future

Bike Corral & Rack, Pedestrian Plaza, and Parklet Programs

Increasing street vibrancy and improving quality of life in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and commercial corridors

Better Bike Share Partnership

Leading the national initiative to bring affordable bike share access to all

Automated Red Light Enforcement Program

Implementing safety improvements on high risk corridors and intersections to reduce severe and fatal crashes and enhance transportation choices