Right hand turns soon to be permitted off Chestnut Street

If you look closely, you will see signs on Chestnut between 18th and Broad that prohibit right turns onto 17th and 15th streets. They are remnants of a project from the 80’s and 90’s to turn Chestnut into a bus and pedestrian mall that failed miserably, and killed many businesses on that stretch of the street. The thing is, no one pays attention to these signs these days. I live on Chestnut, and I regularly see cars turning, and I admit to having been guilty of it myself over the years. So, I’m glad to see that the city if finally catching up with what we’ve all been doing for years now.

Chestnut St. right-turn ban may end [Inquirer]

1 Comment so far

  1. Tim (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 6:09 pm

    It’s about time, although does anybody know anybody who has been ticketed or fined by turning right on Chestnut?
    I like the “This just recognizes the obvious” quote in the Inquirer…better not let that mindset catch on too quickly in Philly, who knows what other “obvious” situations might be dealt with…


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