Getting Results: Pedestrians Navigate Dangerous Detour - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Getting Results: Pedestrians Navigate Dangerous Detour

Posted: Updated:

Some residents in East Falls say it's an accident waiting to happen. So they called Fox 29 for help.
    A sidewalk closure on Midvale Avenue is causing come pedestrians to take a more dangerous path home. The middle of the street.

A chain link fence went up around the sidewalk on Midvale Avenue near the East Falls Septa station. But so did the risk of danger.

"We always have to navigate weave in and out our way of cars" said Desiree Craig.

A crack in a nearby retaining wall forced a part of a sidewalk next to be closed.
    It's just a small stretch of sidewalk-- but this is the problem: pedestrians are now navigating themselves around the sidewalk and right into oncoming traffic.

 "I just assumed it would get fixed" said one passerby.

 It's now going on 5 months-- and the number of complaints is growing with the number of weeds.
    We saw plenty of people stepping out into busy rush hour traffic-because they have no other choice.

"We walk in the street in front of all the traffic and stuff it's unsafe I think" said Roman Catholic High School student Wayne Tschanz who walks this route every day.

  After several viewers contacted us about the problem, we started making phone calls. We learned the Thomas Mifflin School in East Falls owns the property. Although so far we haven't figured out when it will get fixed.

"Kids have to walk in the street to get to school it's pretty bad they need to do something about it" said East Falls resident Ben Williams.

We contacted a spokesman with the School District of Philadelphia. They are checking into it but so far we have not heard back on a solution.  Of course we will stay on top of the story as we work to Get Results.

 

  • Send Email To FOX 29 News

    Have problems? Tell us.

    FOX 29 News is #GettingResults.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks for contacting FOX 29 News!

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Ex-top aide to Congressman Fattah pleads guilty

    Ex-top aide to Congressman Fattah pleads guilty

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:40:57 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A political consultant and former chief of staff to Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in a pair of campaign finance schemes.Gregory Naylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI, concealing a felony and falsifying documents.Court documents say Naylor issued a phony invoice of more than $193,000 to a candidate in the 2007 mayor's race. Court documents don't name the candidate, but Naylor was a top adviser to Fatta...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A political consultant and former chief of staff to Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in a pair of campaign finance schemes.Gregory Naylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI, concealing a felony and falsifying documents.Court documents say Naylor issued a phony invoice of more than $193,000 to a candidate in the 2007 mayor's race. Court documents don't name the candidate, but Naylor was a top adviser to Fatta...
  • Police Continue To Investigate Kidnapping And Double Murder

    Police Continue To Investigate Kidnapping And Double Murder

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:31:11 GMT
    Homicide investigators spent Thursday searching a home in Southwest Philadelphia searching for clues in the abduction of three men in Philadelphia.
    Homicide investigators spent Thursday searching a home in Southwest Philadelphia searching for clues in the abduction of three men in Philadelphia.
  • Police: Missing NJ Teen Found Dead In Israeli Forest

    Police: Missing NJ Teen Found Dead In Israeli Forest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:11:30 GMT
    Israeli police say they have recovered the body of the American student who disappeared last week.
    Israeli police say they have recovered the body of the American student who disappeared last week.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices