Ben Franklin Parkway
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
The Ben Franklin Parkway connects the northwest neighborhoods of Philadelphia to Center City and is heavily utilized. Famous sites such as the art museum, Logan Circle, and the library are found along the parkway, making it a popular thoroughfare. The Parkway has a dedicated bike lane that runs its length and also has concrete multi-use paths on both sides of the road and down the length of the median. Ben Franklin Parkway connects to Kelly Drive, a popular area for runners, and the Schulkyll River Trail, which leads downtown. The multi-use paths are partially shaded and benches and trashcans are found along the path. Water can be found at some of the landmark sites, but it would be wise to bring your own. The Parkway may not be long enough for those looking to get a substantial run or bike ride in, but it can be used in conjunction with Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River Trail to create a longer route. Runners and cyclists can expect to encounter plenty of other people out enjoying the day with a good run or ride along the Parkway.