The first project to be implemented through Philadelphia’s Pedestrian Plaza Program, Woodland Green combined an under-utilized street segment with a barren traffic triangle to create a new oasis for pedestrians. At this gateway to Woodland Avenue, pedestrian relaxed at tables and chairs shaded by trees and umbrellas, while flowers bloomed around them. The project was made possible by a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, the Streets Department, SEPTA, the Department of Commerce, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and University City District, with Design-build Services provided by ThinkGreen.

After two years serving as a gateway to Woodland Avenue where pedestrians relaxed at tables and chairs shaded by trees and umbrellas, the City of Philadelphia decided to make the temporary street changes permanent, and worked to replace the street with grass. The newly re-opened area will next be redesigned and developed by UCD.

Until that development gets underway, and as part of the new plaza, our Looped In chairs will provide a meeting place for people to gather and relax.

Woodland Green