What’s Wrong with Franklin?


Franklin Street Arterial is based on a suburban model of auto-oriented
design which does not accommodate other modes of transportation.

Pedestrian Crossing

  • It is a barrier that is not a “Place,” but somewhere to drive through.

Pedestrian Gateway

  • It is unsafe for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

  • It pollutes the air.

Goat Path

  • It severs historic neighborhoods, cross streets, and walking routes.

Cut off streets

  • It separates downtown from its neighborhoods.

Lincoln Park

  • It is out of scale with the surrounding city.

Auto dominated

  • It is an underutilized area that detracts from urban density, limits the potential for mixed use development, and creates unusable open space.