Getting to Green: Routes to Roots

A multidisciplinary public art project, encouraging residents to use public transit to access green spaces in Philadelphia

Artwork by Shira Walinsky.

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    April 01, 2024

About the Project 

Getting to Green: Routes to Roots is a multidisciplinary public art project aimed at inspiring Philadelphia residents to use public transportation to explore the city’s green spaces. Through unique artwork that includes a bus wrap, posters in bus shelters, and print materials featuring hand-drawn maps, riders will be encouraged to discover new pathways and routes. Additionally, short video profiles will showcase and make more personal the stories of riders, drivers, and routes.

The project has a special focus on promoting equity in public transportation by reaching out to immigrant, refugee, and non-native English speaking communities to provide access and facilitate a better understanding of the bus system. The goal is to encourage these communities to explore beyond their familiar routes and enjoy the city’s green spaces.

The public launch of the project, which includes the unveiling of the “Route 7 bus wrap,” will kick off with a bus tour on June 10. Throughout the year, “Getting to Green: Routes to Roots” will highlight transit routes that lead to various green spaces throughout the city, including nature walks, picnic sites, bike paths, and special events. This project is an exciting opportunity for residents to connect with their city and its natural beauty through public transportation.

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Southeastern Transportation Authority (SEPTA)


Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)