Philadelphia lays out options for Roosevelt Blvd.’s future and envisions a road remade (with a road diet) (War on Cars Watch)

In 20 years, Roosevelt Boulevard may be partially capped, turning portions of it into an expressway.

Or it might get light rail service and see its commercial districts transformed into glittering, densely developed transit hubs.

Or it might get the best bus service in Philadelphia, with dedicated lanes for public transit, bike lanes, and space for parking and deliveries.

These are the visions being considered for Philadelphia’s 12-lane thruway to Bucks County. Details are vague, and each plan is likely to cost billions, said Angela Dixon, director of planning for the city’s transportation office. There are likely to be many interim steps along the way, too, from incrementally better bus service to landscaping improvements.