This study evaluated a proposed design for Race Street between 5th and 9th Street, and a design was developed to improve safety, accessibility, and aesthetics. Between 6th and 8th Street, the design would reduce the north and south crossing distance and change the road to a three travel lane configuration; it would also add protected bicycle facilities, plantings, and pedestrian amenities. These improvements would improve access for people walking, biking, and driving and improve the aesthetics of one of Philadelphia's most visited tourist areas. It would better link the surrounding neighborhoods and amenities together, which include Chinatown, Old City, Independence mall, and Franklin Square. The design would have minimal impact on traffic operations while creating a significantly safer traffic environment.