Race Street Connector

The Race Street Connector project includes the beautification and streetscape improvements along Race Street between 2nd Street and Columbus Boulevard. The improvements serve to enhance the pedestrian experience when traveling from Old City to the Delaware River by creating a welcoming and effective connection. More specifically, the improvements create an attractive gateway to the Race Street Pier on the Delaware River.

The project’s streetscape improvements largely focused on enhancing the pedestrian footway with decorative illuminating screen walls, architectural lighting, street furnishings, ornamental bollards and decorative landscaping. Roadway improvements included the addition of a designated bike lane along Race Street and the reconfiguration of two intersection alignments at Front Street and Water Street. The reconfigured alignments will allow pedestrians to cross the intersections without the use of curb ramps and will improve pedestrian-vehicular interaction at these intersections.