QVNA was a founder of the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition (NPC), led by Queen Village residents Rick Snyderman and Bill Krebs. Queen Village resident John Hunt represented the NPC as legal counsel.
The NPC successfully sued the city, state, and federal governments to end plans to place ingress and egress ramps off of I-95 that would slice through neighborhoods from river to river up South Street, and down Kenilworth Street.
Interested in more information about this heroic resident effort? You’ll enjoy reading the following:
- I-95 Ramp Handout Written by the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition to educate neighbors about the I-95 ramps (west direction up South Street and east direction down Kenilworth Street).
- “City planners fail to consider people,” Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1973.
- “Civic Coalition Rejects I-95 Ramp Proposal,” Philadelphia Inquirer, March 22, 1973.
- “Residents Eye Lawsuit on I-95 Ramp,” Philadelphia Daily News, May 3, 1973.
- “[Gov] Shapp Calls for Revamp of Delway,” Philadelphia Daily News, May 8, 1973.
- “Coalition Vows to Bar Building of I-95 Ramps,” Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, May 11, 1973.
- “A Block the Ramps Block Party,” Southwark Queen Village Crier, June 1973.
- “Judge May Ease the Path of I-95 Through Queen Village,” Philadelphia Inquirer, January 27, 1974.
- “Residents Win on I-95,” Philadelphia Daily News, January 29, 1974.
- “State Agrees to Limit Midcity Ramps,” Philadelphia Inquirer, January 29, 1974.
- “State Eliminates 3d Ramp on Rte. I-95 in South Phila.,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 2, 1974
- I-95 ramp – City against Governor decision
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- “Neighbors Fume over Good’s Ramp Plan,” Philadelphia Inquirer, January 26, 1986.
- “I-95 Ramps are Expected to get OK,” Philadelphia Inquirer, April 30, 1986.