Cap 676 is a vision for a connected Philadelphia. The project is a crowd sourced effort to plan and progress the development over Interstate 676 in Philadelphia into a strip of green parks and amenities running across the city.
The building of Interstate 676 cut a boundary through the center of Philadelphia, dissecting north Philadelphia from Center City. Although Interstate 676 has caused many issues for Philadelphia and its citizens, the way it was built was actually a blessing. This project will not cost tens of billions of dollars like the Big Dig project in Boston. No tunnel will need to be dug. Interstate 676 is already below ground level, and putting a cap over this highway is a much more feasible undertaking than other projects that have remedied the auto-centric development of past decades.
Imagine the benefits of a capped 676. Similar projects across the country and world have increased the quality of life for citizens, increased surrounding property values, spurred development, and increased tax revenues for municipalities.
Cap 676 seeks to gather the opinions, needs, and wants of the community of Philadelphia in order to crowd source the ideal vision for a capped Vine Street Expressway. The goal is to put together our minds, talents, and resources in order to turn this vision into a reality. Let’s put a green belt on the waist of Philadelphia!