In 2003 a group of Philadelphia residents undertook the daunting task to transform the Reading Viaduct into a similar green space. You my be familiar with this section of abandoned section of railroad track if you commute into Philadelphia via SEPTA commuter trains you've seen this location, its a raised section of track that runs through a blighted area. The Reading Viaduct project would help revitalize a community that needs green space, create infrastructure, and bring new development with the same effect as the Highline did. However unlike the Highline it would allow for a wide range of users including bicyclist, instead of pedestrians only.
Hopefully the city of Philadelphia will get behind this project to make it a part of our community.