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Title: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: roadwaywiz95 on November 08, 2021, 02:15:29 PM
For the first time since 2014, the “National Meet” format is returning with this event centered around The City of Brotherly Love, to be hosted by yours truly on Saturday/Sunday August 20-21, 2022. Whether you pass through this area on a regular basis or you’ve never been here before, this city has an impressive amount to see & experience and it’s certainly worth the trip out this way to hang out with your favorite fellow road enthusiasts & content creators and make a mini-vacation out of it all if you choose! As has been the case with past National Meets, you will have the choice of attending either both or one of the two days of tours/gatherings but no matter what you decide, I hope you enjoy your visit and have a memorable experience.

Meet Highlights: (subject to change/elaboration/clarification, either on Day 1 or Day 2)

--- "Day 0" (8/19/22) ---

Introductory Welcome/Meet & Greet POOL PARTY - 6:00 PM, hosted by forum member "jeffandnicole" in West Deptford, NJ
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--- Day 1 (8/20/22) ---

PRE-MEET EVENT: Schuylkill Banks Riverfront Trail walking tour --- 9:00 AM (bring your own coffee!)

Lunch Location: Miller's Ale House, 2100 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148 --- 11:00 AM

Meet Tour Highlights:
Bridges of the Schuylkill River (including Girard Ave, Strawberry Mansion, Falls, and the Roosevelt Twins)
Roosevelt Boulevard button-copy sign gallery
I-95/Adams Avenue/Aramingo Avenue Connector construction
Bridges of the Delaware River (including Betsy Ross, and Tacony-Palmyra)
Lardner's Point Park
“I-95 Revive” construction across NE Philadelphia
Philadelphia Navy Yard & the Mothball Fleet

Day 1 Post-Meet Ballgame: New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 PM ET, Citizens Bank Park)
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--- Day 2 (8/21/22) ---

PRE-MEET EVENT: Manayunk Bridge & Trail walking tour --- 8:00 AM (bring your own coffee!)

Breakfast/Lunch Location: Oregon Diner, 302 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148 --- 10:00 AM

Meet Tour Highlights:
Bridges of the Delaware River (including Ben Franklin, Commodore Barry, and Walt Whitman)
I-295/I-76/NJ 42 “Direct Connect” construction
I-295/NJ 42 “Missing Movements” construction
The Brooklawn Traffic Circle (US 130/NJ 47/CR 551)
NJ Route 44 and the Mantua Creek Bridge
NJ Route 324
"NJ 76C" and the "Camden Inner Loop"

Day 2 Post-Meet Event: TBD


Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: froggie on November 08, 2021, 03:48:05 PM
There were other meets being considered in late August.  Did you consult with them before you made your announcement?


That said, there has been precedent for having meets in more than one region on the same weekend or a week apart.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: hbelkins on November 08, 2021, 04:03:28 PM
I think the "national meet" term has become a more grandiose way to hype a multi-day meet.

What was the 2014 "national meet?" The only one I can remember being billed as such was one in the Pittsburgh area back around 2007.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on November 08, 2021, 04:30:18 PM
The 2015 UP meet was billed as a national meet, if I recall.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Brandon on November 08, 2021, 05:45:28 PM
I think the "national meet" term has become a more grandiose way to hype a multi-day meet.

What was the 2014 "national meet?" The only one I can remember being billed as such was one in the Pittsburgh area back around 2007.

Saint Louis.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: A.J. Bertin on November 08, 2021, 05:50:44 PM
I'm very interested!  Philadelphia is a city that I've pretty much never spent any time in.  For a while, I've been wanting to spend some time exploring it.  I'm going to try to attend this one.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: A.J. Bertin on November 08, 2021, 05:51:21 PM
I think the "national meet" term has become a more grandiose way to hype a multi-day meet.

What was the 2014 "national meet?" The only one I can remember being billed as such was one in the Pittsburgh area back around 2007.

Saint Louis.

I thought the New York/New Jersey meet that Steve hosted in 2014 was considered the "national meet" that year.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: SSOWorld on November 08, 2021, 05:52:34 PM
I think the "national meet" term has become a more grandiose way to hype a multi-day meet.

What was the 2014 "national meet?" The only one I can remember being billed as such was one in the Pittsburgh area back around 2007.

Saint Louis.

I thought the New York/New Jersey meet that Steve hosted in 2014 was considered the "national meet" that year.
It was.

STL was "unintentional". 

That being said - do not let a meet being scheduled deter another meet being scheduled.  If we all waited - meets would not happen.  We'd be in Canada ("after you!" No, after you!")🍁
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on November 09, 2021, 12:49:44 AM
Post meet ideas...
Simeone Foundation Car Museum (visited here, with my uncles, when I was in Philly for the "Golden Spike" meet)
https://simeonemuseum.org/
Neon Museum of Philadelphia (visited here, this summer, the day after the Wilmington Roadmeet)
https://neonmuseumofphiladelphia.com/ (or if you'd like, photos from my visit - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmX1W24K)

Out on the Main Line....
Franklin Maps is still in business - http://www.franklinmaps.com/

PennDot will have finished its most recent "gentrification" of Hanging Rock:
(PennDOT link) https://www.penndot.gov/regionaloffices/district-6/pages/details.aspx?newsid=6354
(History of "Hanging Rock") https://morethanthecurve.com/the-freedom-valley-chronicles-hanging-rock/

Radnor Trail
It is the former Right-of-way for the Philadelphia & Western Railway. It's significance to roadgeeks is that PennDOT, back in the 1960s & 70s, had proposed to use the abandoned railline as a road between I-476 & US 30. (there are maps of this proposal somewhere in this forum)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radnor_Trail
(It also passes by the house my mom grew up in)
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: 74/171FAN on November 09, 2021, 06:52:40 AM
Quote
PennDot will have finished its most recent "gentrification" of Hanging Rock:
(PennDOT link) https://www.penndot.gov/regionaloffices/district-6/pages/details.aspx?newsid=6354
(History of "Hanging Rock") https://morethanthecurve.com/the-freedom-valley-chronicles-hanging-rock/

Thank you for reminding me that I should check this out.  Probably whenever US 13 is signed in Chester along PA 291.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Laura on November 09, 2021, 09:46:50 AM
I'm looking forward to this meet! It'll be a good way to mark our 9th wedding anniversary weekend!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: hbelkins on November 09, 2021, 10:45:40 AM
Not sure if this has ever been brought up on this forum, but the Chestnut Street Bridge was closed before the pandemic and is still closed as a result of said pandemic. May want to keep this in mind for the planned meet.

EDIT: The bridge is planned to reopen at the end of this year (potentially next month). Not holding my breath, however.

Why would a bridge be closed because of a virus? Was it scheduled for repairs and those repairs were delayed due to personnel or supply issues?
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: 74/171FAN on November 09, 2021, 02:22:43 PM
I'm looking forward to this meet! It'll be a good way to mark our 9th wedding anniversary weekend!

Early congratulations!!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: kevinb1994 on November 10, 2021, 02:18:06 PM
Not sure if this has ever been brought up on this forum, but the Chestnut Street Bridge was closed before the pandemic and is still closed as a result of said pandemic. May want to keep this in mind for the planned meet.

EDIT: The bridge is planned to reopen at the end of this year (potentially next month). Not holding my breath, however.

Why would a bridge be closed because of a virus? Was it scheduled for repairs and those repairs were delayed due to personnel or supply issues?
That’s PennDOT for you. Yes, it was to undergo repairs on its steel superstructure. The bridge deck itself actually needed replacement. Not an easy project.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: kevinb1994 on November 10, 2021, 02:20:24 PM
I'm looking forward to this meet! It'll be a good way to mark our 9th wedding anniversary weekend!

Early congratulations!!
Yes, congratulations in advance to Mrs. and Mr. MDRoads. God bless.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Great Lakes Roads on November 10, 2021, 10:55:34 PM
Count me and my dad in! We have never been to Philly before, so we are pretty excited to go and attend a road meet!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: kevinb1994 on November 11, 2021, 12:40:50 AM
Count me and my dad in! We have never been to Philly before, so we are pretty excited to go and attend a road meet!
Awesome. It’s the City of Brotherly Love, after all-despite its shortcomings.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: earlesryan69 on November 13, 2021, 07:10:38 AM
Will this Road Meet be broadcasted LIVE on YouTube? I really hope it does.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: akotchi on November 13, 2021, 09:26:16 AM
I am definitely interested -- practically in my back yard.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: TheDon102 on November 13, 2021, 12:04:28 PM
Both days seem great, this would be my first meet if I attend
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: baugh17 on November 13, 2021, 01:46:52 PM
I'm looking forward to this meet! It'll be a good way to mark our 9th wedding anniversary weekend!

I'm marking myself as a maybe right now as the 21st will be our 11th anniversary and my wife, though she has attended a couple of meets, might not be up for spending our anniversary weekend scoping out roads.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: vdeane on November 13, 2021, 09:06:26 PM
Will this Road Meet be broadcasted LIVE on YouTube? I really hope it does.
Wilmington wasn't, but roadwaywiz has more hosting experience now, so I suppose he may decide to do one.  The reason Wilmington didn't have a stream is because he didn't feel he could host and stream at the same time.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Alps on November 13, 2021, 11:44:26 PM
It would be very tough to host and stream because live meets have attendees that aren't all the host's close friends. Don't pressure him
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Rothman on November 14, 2021, 01:15:37 AM
I doubt that a live stream would even be possible/watchable.  For those tuning in, it would be like only getting the audio.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: dgolub on November 14, 2021, 08:31:15 AM
I'm definitely interested in this meet.  Since it's day-trippable from my location, I expect that I should be able to come regardless of what the coronavirus situation is at the time and whether or not I'm staying in hotels yet.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: SSOWorld on November 14, 2021, 12:49:38 PM
Full agreement with Alps. He had his hands full with the real meet that he is unable to live stream.  I would not be able to do it should I the willpower to stream drives alone.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: PHLBOS on November 15, 2021, 07:59:37 PM
I am definitely interested -- practically in my back yard.
Took the words right out of my mouth, so to speak.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: J3ebrules on November 16, 2021, 12:49:49 AM
I’ve never been to a meet, but this is literally a stone’s throw from my house. What are the meets like?
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: signalman on November 16, 2021, 01:16:22 AM
I’ve never been to a meet, but this is literally a stone’s throw from my house. What are the meets like?
What specifically are you inquiring about? A typical meet begins with a sit down lunch at a restaurant that the host chooses. After lunch we will condense into several vehicles to head out to the road tour (this is usually the most confusing part, but don't fret-no one gets left behind) We then do the driving tour as per the host's itinerary, which will include stops at sites that are being showcased. Eventually we make it back to where non drivers left their cars. There's often some evening activity (attendance is optional, some choose to break off, others go out with the group for the evening. Did this answer your question? If not, please be more specific and I'll do my best to answer your question(s).
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: A.J. Bertin on November 16, 2021, 07:25:42 AM
I’ve never been to a meet, but this is literally a stone’s throw from my house. What are the meets like?
What specifically are you inquiring about? A typical meet begins with a sit down lunch at a restaurant that the host chooses. After lunch we will condense into several vehicles to head out to the road tour (this is usually the most confusing part, but don't fret-no one gets left behind) We then do the driving tour as per the host's itinerary, which will include stops at sites that are being showcased. Eventually we make it back to where non drivers left their cars. There's often some evening activity (attendance is optional, some choose to break off, others go out with the group for the evening. Did this answer your question? If not, please be more specific and I'll do my best to answer your question(s).

I will chime in to say that road meets are a lot of fun!  Some of us in the roadgeek community have been attending road meets for years now.  Each host has their own style of hosting meets, but the format that is described above is a pretty good representation of what road meets are like.  Usually the host will prepare a written itinerary and pass it out to the attendees at the beginning of the tour so that everyone can follow along and not worry about getting lost or losing the car in front of them if they are following that way.

One aspect of road meets that's become particularly fun over the years is the social aspect.  The more road meets you attend, the better you get to know other folks who share this hobby.  Some of the best friendships I've made in my adult years have come from this community.  If you have the opportunity to attend one or more road meets, I'd highly recommend it!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Rothman on November 16, 2021, 07:58:20 AM
I’ve never been to a meet, but this is literally a stone’s throw from my house. What are the meets like?
What specifically are you inquiring about? A typical meet begins with a sit down lunch at a restaurant that the host chooses. After lunch we will condense into several vehicles to head out to the road tour (this is usually the most confusing part, but don't fret-no one gets left behind) We then do the driving tour as per the host's itinerary, which will include stops at sites that are being showcased. Eventually we make it back to where non drivers left their cars. There's often some evening activity (attendance is optional, some choose to break off, others go out with the group for the evening. Did this answer your question? If not, please be more specific and I'll do my best to answer your question(s).
Heh.  There was a Buffalo meet where the tour got a little messy, but we all managed to meet up again in the end.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Brandon on November 16, 2021, 10:09:24 AM
I’ve never been to a meet, but this is literally a stone’s throw from my house. What are the meets like?
What specifically are you inquiring about? A typical meet begins with a sit down lunch at a restaurant that the host chooses. After lunch we will condense into several vehicles to head out to the road tour (this is usually the most confusing part, but don't fret-no one gets left behind) We then do the driving tour as per the host's itinerary, which will include stops at sites that are being showcased. Eventually we make it back to where non drivers left their cars. There's often some evening activity (attendance is optional, some choose to break off, others go out with the group for the evening. Did this answer your question? If not, please be more specific and I'll do my best to answer your question(s).
Heh.  There was a Buffalo meet where the tour got a little messy, but we all managed to meet up again in the end.

Of course, you always have the St Louis meet.  :bigass:
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: hbelkins on November 16, 2021, 11:40:40 AM
I’ve never been to a meet, but this is literally a stone’s throw from my house. What are the meets like?
What specifically are you inquiring about? A typical meet begins with a sit down lunch at a restaurant that the host chooses. After lunch we will condense into several vehicles to head out to the road tour (this is usually the most confusing part, but don't fret-no one gets left behind) We then do the driving tour as per the host's itinerary, which will include stops at sites that are being showcased. Eventually we make it back to where non drivers left their cars. There's often some evening activity (attendance is optional, some choose to break off, others go out with the group for the evening. Did this answer your question? If not, please be more specific and I'll do my best to answer your question(s).
Heh.  There was a Buffalo meet where the tour got a little messy, but we all managed to meet up again in the end.

Of course, you always have the St Louis meet.  :bigass:

Maybe we need a thread on meet disasters?  :-D

I'm a big fan of organization with such things, and although I've often taken driving trips where I was just flying by the seat of my pants and didn't have a planned itinerary, other than where I wanted to end up, I like planned events to have -- well, a thought-out plan.

I have attended meets where:

Even the best-laid plans can go awry. I once hosted a meet with a detailed written itinerary, but one car didn't follow those directions and instead took a different route to the next-to-the-last stop.

As mentioned earlier, different hosts have their different styles for producing these events.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: J3ebrules on November 16, 2021, 03:38:31 PM
Thank you guys! That all absolutely answers my questions! I was honestly just concerned about whether there was a ton of walking involved bc I am disabled, but driving around is perfectly fine!

I’m looking forward to it!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: vdeane on November 16, 2021, 08:55:48 PM
Sometimes tours involve walking (Newburyport is noteworthy for having a stop that had a short hike and then going on a longer hike post-meet), but those are the exception rather than the rule, and it's always been mentioned in the meet thread and/or the tour notes beforehand.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Alps on November 16, 2021, 09:54:40 PM
Thank you guys! That all absolutely answers my questions! I was honestly just concerned about whether there was a ton of walking involved bc I am disabled, but driving around is perfectly fine!

I’m looking forward to it!
There is usually a decent amount of walking at some stops. For example, the recent Chicagoland meet involved walking from parking (1/4 mile each way at most) with a downgrade and upgrade. Probably all ADA compliant but worth noting. On meets with more walking, people less able to walk will either go slower, not go as far before turning back, or stay at their car for that stop.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: J3ebrules on November 16, 2021, 11:12:47 PM
Thank you guys! That all absolutely answers my questions! I was honestly just concerned about whether there was a ton of walking involved bc I am disabled, but driving around is perfectly fine!

I’m looking forward to it!
There is usually a decent amount of walking at some stops. For example, the recent Chicagoland meet involved walking from parking (1/4 mile each way at most) with a downgrade and upgrade. Probably all ADA compliant but worth noting. On meets with more walking, people less able to walk will either go slower, not go as far before turning back, or stay at their car for that stop.

Gotcha. I’ll make a mental note to skip a San Francisco meet where you have to walk up insane hills to get anywhere   :-D

But that all makes sense.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: roadwaywiz95 on November 17, 2021, 11:07:16 AM
I appreciate everyone’s early interest in this event! I have a few comments to make while I have your attention:

A Facebook event page has been created for this meet and it (if you haven't found it already) can be found HERE (https://www.facebook.com/events/408997050713396). Eventually this FB event page will be split up into two separate pages, one for each day of the meet, but that change is not going to happen for a few months still. Think of the page that exists currently as a general interest page, where I’ll post news/pictures/info about the weekend as a whole. There will come a point where I will want to get more specific, but I’ll deal with that (literally) next year. In the meantime, questions/comments regarding this event as a whole or on individual sub-topics are welcome to be posted either in this thread or on the FB page.

The opening post of this thread will be updated periodically as new information becomes available, whether it’s related to the meet highlights or meal locations, or other pre/post-meet events. (I am looking to do both pre & post-meet events on both days, locations TBD. Maybe also some kind of “Welcome” gathering on the Friday PM before, again, TBD.) If it’s something really important, I’ll call your attention to it as well in post so everyone is on the same page. Either way, keep an eye on that post as there will definitely be additions/modifications made to it as time goes on. (I've already updated it once this morning with new some additions.)

Judging by a couple of the early comments here, ADA-compliant access to locations/stops throughout this weekend is going to be a necessity; I appreciate this feedback and encourage others to come forward and express their comments/questions/concerns on this sub-topic. You’re also welcome to reach out to me privately if there are things you’d rather keep out of public view. Given that I’ll be starting to do some serious scouting around Philadelphia County in the near future, this is all very helpful information for me to have.

Finally, speaking of scouting, I'm looking forward to doing a lot of scouting for this meet in the next two months since my holiday season travels will take me through the area anyway. I’m not in a particular hurry to finalize anything, but I would like to get the lay of the land in a number of locations since I already have a pretty good idea of what the weekend is going to look like (thanks to my strong familiarity with the metro area to begin with). I’ve been in contact with at least one local member of this forum about collaborating when it comes to scouting and keeping up with things around the metro, so it should be fun to see this thing come together in the next few months.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: 74/171FAN on November 17, 2021, 12:50:00 PM
I still need to keep an eye on whenever the US 13 realignment is signed in Chester. Of course, the last time I saw any footage in that area was when you Live Drive to Maryland in August followed PA 291.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: signalman on November 17, 2021, 08:24:49 PM
Will this Road Meet be broadcasted LIVE on YouTube? I really hope it does.
Wilmington wasn't, but roadwaywiz has more hosting experience now, so I suppose he may decide to do one.  The reason Wilmington didn't have a stream is because he didn't feel he could host and stream at the same time.
There was supposed to be a video of the driving tour of the Wilmington meet that was going to be uploaded like the wiz's  other beloved material. Sadly, we were having technical difficulties on the day of the meet and video footage was compromised.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: vdeane on November 17, 2021, 09:11:45 PM
Will this Road Meet be broadcasted LIVE on YouTube? I really hope it does.
Wilmington wasn't, but roadwaywiz has more hosting experience now, so I suppose he may decide to do one.  The reason Wilmington didn't have a stream is because he didn't feel he could host and stream at the same time.
There was supposed to be a video of the driving tour of the Wilmington meet that was going to be uploaded like the wiz's  other beloved material. Sadly, we were having technical difficulties on the day of the meet and video footage was compromised.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that.  Still, I think earlesryan69 was talking about something more like this:
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Alex on November 17, 2021, 10:20:25 PM
I still need to keep an eye on whenever the US 13 realignment is signed in Chester. Of course, the last time I saw any footage in that area was when you Live Drive to Maryland in August followed PA 291.

I drove it at the end of August and nothing had changed yet. Will be interested in when it finally does.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Alps on November 17, 2021, 11:01:29 PM
Will this Road Meet be broadcasted LIVE on YouTube? I really hope it does.
Wilmington wasn't, but roadwaywiz has more hosting experience now, so I suppose he may decide to do one.  The reason Wilmington didn't have a stream is because he didn't feel he could host and stream at the same time.
There was supposed to be a video of the driving tour of the Wilmington meet that was going to be uploaded like the wiz's  other beloved material. Sadly, we were having technical difficulties on the day of the meet and video footage was compromised.
A couple of us were having more difficulties being technical than others :|
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: signalman on November 17, 2021, 11:22:48 PM
Will this Road Meet be broadcasted LIVE on YouTube? I really hope it does.
Wilmington wasn't, but roadwaywiz has more hosting experience now, so I suppose he may decide to do one.  The reason Wilmington didn't have a stream is because he didn't feel he could host and stream at the same time.
There was supposed to be a video of the driving tour of the Wilmington meet that was going to be uploaded like the wiz's  other beloved material. Sadly, we were having technical difficulties on the day of the meet and video footage was compromised.
A couple of us were having more difficulties being technical than others :|
We don't all have the same educational background or proper fortitude 😐
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Alps on November 18, 2021, 07:45:05 PM
Will this Road Meet be broadcasted LIVE on YouTube? I really hope it does.
Wilmington wasn't, but roadwaywiz has more hosting experience now, so I suppose he may decide to do one.  The reason Wilmington didn't have a stream is because he didn't feel he could host and stream at the same time.
There was supposed to be a video of the driving tour of the Wilmington meet that was going to be uploaded like the wiz's  other beloved material. Sadly, we were having technical difficulties on the day of the meet and video footage was compromised.
A couple of us were having more difficulties being technical than others :|
We don't all have the same educational background or proper fortitude 😐
I think the two of us were the most difficult
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: signalman on November 19, 2021, 11:34:16 AM
I think the two of us were the most difficult
Accurate
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: elsmere241 on February 16, 2022, 11:51:54 PM
One to think about, since I'm in Wilmington now and my father and stepmother live in Philadelphia so I could spend a night with them in a pinch.  (There's no good place to park there, though.)  The 20th is my wife's and my 18th anniversary, though.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: signalman on February 17, 2022, 07:41:04 AM
One to think about, since I'm in Wilmington now and my father and stepmother live in Philadelphia so I could spend a night with them in a pinch.  (There's no good place to park there, though.)  The 20th is my wife's and my 18th anniversary, though.
If one chooses to attend, attendance at both days is not required.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Rothman on February 17, 2022, 07:50:54 AM
One to think about, since I'm in Wilmington now and my father and stepmother live in Philadelphia so I could spend a night with them in a pinch.  (There's no good place to park there, though.)  The 20th is my wife's and my 18th anniversary, though.
If one chooses to attend, attendance at both days is not required.
I like the idea of mandated and required attendance at meet-ups.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: SSOWorld on February 17, 2022, 10:31:39 PM
One to think about, since I'm in Wilmington now and my father and stepmother live in Philadelphia so I could spend a night with them in a pinch.  (There's no good place to park there, though.)  The 20th is my wife's and my 18th anniversary, though.
If one chooses to attend, attendance at both days is not required.
I like the idea of mandated and required attendance at meet-ups.
Time to ban attendance mandates. :bigass:
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: signalman on February 18, 2022, 03:44:54 AM
One to think about, since I'm in Wilmington now and my father and stepmother live in Philadelphia so I could spend a night with them in a pinch.  (There's no good place to park there, though.)  The 20th is my wife's and my 18th anniversary, though.
If one chooses to attend, attendance at both days is not required.
I like the idea of mandated and required attendance at meet-ups.
We try not to discriminate.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Scott5114 on February 22, 2022, 04:35:18 PM
One to think about, since I'm in Wilmington now and my father and stepmother live in Philadelphia so I could spend a night with them in a pinch.  (There's no good place to park there, though.)  The 20th is my wife's and my 18th anniversary, though.
If one chooses to attend, attendance at both days is not required.
I like the idea of mandated and required attendance at meet-ups.

Like jury summons, but for a road meet? :D
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: jeffandnicole on February 22, 2022, 04:44:07 PM
One to think about, since I'm in Wilmington now and my father and stepmother live in Philadelphia so I could spend a night with them in a pinch.  (There's no good place to park there, though.)  The 20th is my wife's and my 18th anniversary, though.
If one chooses to attend, attendance at both days is not required.
I like the idea of mandated and required attendance at meet-ups.

With a dress code.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on February 23, 2022, 08:33:57 PM
One to think about, since I'm in Wilmington now and my father and stepmother live in Philadelphia so I could spend a night with them in a pinch.  (There's no good place to park there, though.)  The 20th is my wife's and my 18th anniversary, though.
If one chooses to attend, attendance at both days is not required.
I like the idea of mandated and required attendance at meet-ups.

With a dress code.

Codes on all dresses?
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Scott5114 on February 27, 2022, 11:29:51 PM
One to think about, since I'm in Wilmington now and my father and stepmother live in Philadelphia so I could spend a night with them in a pinch.  (There's no good place to park there, though.)  The 20th is my wife's and my 18th anniversary, though.
If one chooses to attend, attendance at both days is not required.
I like the idea of mandated and required attendance at meet-ups.

With a dress code.

Codes on all dresses?

Are markup languages OK or do they have to be procedural?
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: SSOWorld on March 01, 2022, 11:06:16 PM
One to think about, since I'm in Wilmington now and my father and stepmother live in Philadelphia so I could spend a night with them in a pinch.  (There's no good place to park there, though.)  The 20th is my wife's and my 18th anniversary, though.
If one chooses to attend, attendance at both days is not required.
I like the idea of mandated and required attendance at meet-ups.

With a dress code.

Codes on all dresses?

Are markup languages OK or do they have to be procedural?
If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it must be a duck!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: roadwaywiz95 on March 21, 2022, 08:05:51 PM
Hi folks! I wanted to chime in here with a quick update now that we’re emerging from Winter around here.

This past weekend, I took advantage of the good weather and did a good amount of scouting for this event. A lot is now coming into focus, including potential Meet Photo locations, Lunch locations for both days, and some of the landmarks I hope to incorporate into the official Meet & Pre-Meet tours. I expect to do a couple more rounds of scouting between now and Memorial Day – those future rounds should enable me to start finalizing things for Meet weekend.

On or around May 1, the main Facebook event page will be “split” into separate “Day 1” and “Day 2” event pages. This will be a good way to approximate the number of attendees per day and allow each day to become more distinct as far as the overall discussion of the weekend is concerned.
To view the original (and still current) Facebook page for this event, follow the link as follows:
https://www.facebook.com/events/408997050713396/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_event%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_calendar%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

Finally, with the resolution of the MLB Lockout and the resumption of the planned baseball season, the Day 1 Post-Meet event involving the Phillies/Mets ballgame is no longer in any sort of jeopardy. One small development is that this particular game has been flexed to the FOX Saturday Night time slot, with the game now set to start at 7:15 ET, instead of the 6:05 ET original start time. This is a positive development for us, b/c it enables the day’s driving tour to last a little longer than originally thought, and/or it would provide folks with more time to reach the ballpark prior to the start of the game.

More announcements/news still to come. Questions/comments/concerns welcome in the meantime.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: A.J. Bertin on March 29, 2022, 05:24:36 PM
My time off from work has been approved... so at this point, I am planning on attending.  I'll only attend the first day of the meet.  I'm looking forward to exploring Philadelphia for the first time.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: SSOWorld on March 29, 2022, 07:53:16 PM
My time off from work has been approved... so at this point, I am planning on attending.  I'll only attend the first day of the meet.  I'm looking forward to exploring Philadelphia for the first time.
Gotta hope that the circle *cough* square at Market and Broad is not closed.

Also watch out for those cars in the median.  They won't be going anywhere anytime soon.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: A.J. Bertin on March 29, 2022, 08:16:27 PM
Gotta hope that the circle *cough* square at Market and Broad is not closed.

Is it supposed to be closed?

Also watch out for those cars in the median.  They won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

Can you please explain?
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: jeffandnicole on March 29, 2022, 09:28:49 PM
Gotta hope that the circle *cough* square at Market and Broad is not closed.

Is it supposed to be closed?

Also watch out for those cars in the median.  They won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

Can you please explain?

I've never seen the area around City Hall closed unless there's a parade in that area.

Cars in the median:  The center median is commonly used for parking.  The only time they absolutely restrict it is when there's said parade, snow, or a very special event (ie: Pope is in town).  https://goo.gl/maps/6TTJgeruicWAJ2cq7
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: SSOWorld on March 30, 2022, 06:02:05 AM
Yea it's rare that the square is closed.  I just happened upon said closure on the 2nd of January.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: PHLBOS on April 01, 2022, 10:03:36 PM
I still need to keep an eye on whenever the US 13 realignment is signed in Chester. Of course, the last time I saw any footage in that area was when you Live Drive to Maryland in August followed PA 291.

I drove it at the end of August and nothing had changed yet. Will be interested in when it finally does.
Update regarding the above: There are now dual US 13/PA 291 reassurance markers through Chester along 2nd St. & 4th St.; at least from the Commodore Barry Bridge (US 322) interchange to the Morton Ave. intersection.  No changes to any of the major signs (BGS') as of yet.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: 74/171FAN on April 01, 2022, 10:26:28 PM
I still need to keep an eye on whenever the US 13 realignment is signed in Chester. Of course, the last time I saw any footage in that area was when you Live Drive to Maryland in August followed PA 291.

I drove it at the end of August and nothing had changed yet. Will be interested in when it finally does.
Update regarding the above: There are now dual US 13/PA 291 reassurance markers through Chester along 2nd St. & 4th St.; at least from the Commodore Barry Bridge (US 322) interchange to the Morton Ave. intersection.  No changes to any of the major signs (BGS') as of yet.

That happened about two months ago.  I did not think to post it here.  I doubt that the DRPA has any incentive to update the BGSs honestly.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 06, 2022, 03:39:13 PM
I am going to this event, the all the vacation paperwork is signed and I have my airline tickets.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: kevinb1994 on April 06, 2022, 04:27:00 PM
I am going to this event, the all the vacation paperwork is signed and I have my airline tickets.
See you there then.  8-)
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Alps on April 06, 2022, 07:09:50 PM
I am going to this event, the all the vacation paperwork is signed and I have my airline tickets.
Time to meet you.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Rothman on April 11, 2022, 05:26:24 PM
August is a ways away.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: andrepoiy on April 14, 2022, 11:20:23 PM
Oh Philly. 8 hours away! Seems close enough, although it seems like based on the people who have posted here, I'm an outlier in age. In addition, I don't even know if hotels allow 18-year-olds? But seems interesting
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: jeffandnicole on April 14, 2022, 11:57:30 PM
Oh Philly. 8 hours away! Seems close enough, although it seems like based on the people who have posted here, I'm an outlier in age. In addition, I don't even know if hotels allow 18-year-olds? But seems interesting

For the most part, many hotels don't check ID if you're a member of their rewards program.  But outside of that, just call and confirm they permit 18 year olds to make a reservation.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Alps on April 15, 2022, 12:24:32 AM
Oh Philly. 8 hours away! Seems close enough, although it seems like based on the people who have posted here, I'm an outlier in age. In addition, I don't even know if hotels allow 18-year-olds? But seems interesting
Have almost never had that issue. Rental cars will check for age sometimes but hotels never have in my experience
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 15, 2022, 12:31:01 AM
Is that even a thing with hotels?  Nobody ever seemed to care other than I had money when I was checking into hotels when I was 18.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: A.J. Bertin on April 15, 2022, 07:22:41 AM
I do believe at least some hotels require you to be at least 21 to make a reservation, but like someone else said, you might need to call the hotel in advance to ask if 18-year-olds can reserve a room there.

As far as the road meet itself is concerned, yes... you are younger than most attendees, but you'd still be welcome to attend.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: okroads on April 15, 2022, 01:04:36 PM
I had an experience in 2002 where a hotel in Durant, OK, didn't accept my reservation because I was under 21. Ended up having to drive south to Sherman, TX, to get a room.

Advice from someone who has since worked in hotels for 17 years: I would advise calling ahead to check. Some hotels are stricter about the age limit than others.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 15, 2022, 01:07:12 PM
That seems incredibly odd to me.  Why would it possibly matter if you were 18 or 21 so long as your money is good?  It’s not like you are going to drink the room or something.  I would probably say there is much difference in risk between lodging an 18 year old versus someone who is 21.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: hbelkins on April 15, 2022, 07:44:46 PM
18-year-olds can go to work, go to college, be in the military, get married and go on honeymoons, and all sorts of other things that adults can do. It makes no sense to me that they would not be allowed to get a hotel room if they were traveling.

Now, I can understand if they're a local looking for a place to party or entertain a sexual partner -- and indeed, one place where I stayed in Elizabeth City, NC, many years ago would not rent to residents of that or some nearby counties -- but if you're from Ohio and you're driving through Georgia, you should be able to rent a room for the night and not be expected to sleep in your car in a Walmart parking lot.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: andrepoiy on April 15, 2022, 08:37:30 PM
Haha yeah

I am also somewhat concerned that due to my age, that I might not exactly have common dialogue with other participants?
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: A.J. Bertin on April 15, 2022, 08:46:09 PM
I am also somewhat concerned that due to my age, that I might not exactly have common dialogue with other participants?

Your concern is understandable... but the common dialogue you would have with the other attendees is your/our enthusiasm for roads and highways!  That, among other things, is what brings us together when we attend road meets.  :)
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Alps on April 16, 2022, 01:20:21 AM
Haha yeah

I am also somewhat concerned that due to my age, that I might not exactly have common dialogue with other participants?
Up to you. If you wanna talk about roads, you'll find roads people. If you wanna talk about life, you'll find life people. Sports, women/men/romance in general, what's college like, future careers, anything you ever wanna talk about... dude, just show up and join us!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: dgolub on April 16, 2022, 08:24:39 AM
Haha yeah

I am also somewhat concerned that due to my age, that I might not exactly have common dialogue with other participants?

Attendees generally run the gamut from college age to retirement age and everything in between.  You'd be at the younger end, but you would not by any means be the first in that age bracket to attend a meet.  In fact, while I wasn't there at the time, I think that there was once someone 11 years old who came to a meet once.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: sturmde on April 16, 2022, 01:05:21 PM
I had an experience in 2002 where a hotel in Durant, OK, didn't accept my reservation because I was under 21. Ended up having to drive south to Sherman, TX, to get a room.

Advice from someone who has since worked in hotels for 17 years: I would advise calling ahead to check. Some hotels are stricter about the age limit than others.

When young, sign up for hotel loyalty clubs... make your reservations through the apps, and age will never come up... especially if the room is secured by a credit card already.

Nowadays, with accounts with IHG, Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton, Hyatt... and even Best Western, Choice.. .and as a backup Hotels.com, you can pretty reserve anything everywhere...
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: SSOWorld on April 16, 2022, 02:30:35 PM
As long as you have a credit card, you be fine.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: okroads on April 16, 2022, 03:55:03 PM
I had an experience in 2002 where a hotel in Durant, OK, didn't accept my reservation because I was under 21. Ended up having to drive south to Sherman, TX, to get a room.

Advice from someone who has since worked in hotels for 17 years: I would advise calling ahead to check. Some hotels are stricter about the age limit than others.

When young, sign up for hotel loyalty clubs... make your reservations through the apps, and age will never come up... especially if the room is secured by a credit card already.

Nowadays, with accounts with IHG, Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton, Hyatt... and even Best Western, Choice.. .and as a backup Hotels.com, you can pretty reserve anything everywhere...

This was back in 2002 when I had that issue. There were no smartphones or apps at that time and rewards programs were not as easily signed up for as they are now (I don't know if this brand even had a rewards program at that time). My reservation was guaranteed with a Visa debit card, and was still turned away, even though I was solo and just needed a place to stay while on a short trip.

For present times, I agree; it's easier to be able to book a reservation, or even use a form of digital key using a smartphone with a Hilton or Marriott brand, and skip the front desk entirely. <- This reflects my personal opinion and not that of any current, past, or future employer.

Back to topic... I don't expect to be able to make this meet, but maybe things will change in my life for the better between now and then.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Brandon on April 22, 2022, 05:49:06 PM
Just a heads up that Philly is going to require masks indoors again, as per a CNN report. I was kinda expecting this, though.

Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 22, 2022, 05:50:32 PM
Didn’t the mask requirement just get repealed again?
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Rothman on April 22, 2022, 05:55:07 PM
Didn’t the mask requirement just get repealed again?
Yep
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: 74/171FAN on April 22, 2022, 06:39:50 PM
I am planning to finish my Philadelphia clinching tomorrow ironically enough.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Dougtone on May 02, 2022, 08:49:12 AM
I can confirm that I will be going (sorry, folks), but just to Day 1 and the ballgame. At least with Choice Hotels, I found that most of the hotels are running over $100/night, but that makes sense given it's a weekend in the summer around a major city. I wound up booking a room at around that price point of $100. Just some food for thought.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: jeffandnicole on May 02, 2022, 09:21:29 AM
I can confirm that I will be going (sorry, folks), but just to Day 1 and the ballgame. At least with Choice Hotels, I found that most of the hotels are running over $100/night, but that makes sense given it's a weekend in the summer around a major city. I wound up booking a room at around that price point of $100. Just some food for thought.

Personally, that's a great deal if you're anywhere in or very close to the city!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: 74/171FAN on May 03, 2022, 10:20:36 AM
I mean to mention that as of April 23rd there are still a few error US 611 shields (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.978674,-75.1578029,3a,25.7y,257.96h,93.85t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1skJO2I9USLBdYz8gMot4nGQ!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DkJO2I9USLBdYz8gMot4nGQ%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D276.29752%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192) on the streetblades along PA 611 between I-676 and US 1.

I most likely will only be going to Day 1 as well.

Quote
PennDot will have finished its most recent "gentrification" of Hanging Rock:
(PennDOT link) https://www.penndot.gov/regionaloffices/district-6/pages/details.aspx?newsid=6354
(History of "Hanging Rock") https://morethanthecurve.com/the-freedom-valley-chronicles-hanging-rock/

Thank you for reminding me that I should check this out.  Probably whenever US 13 is signed in Chester along PA 291.

As of this morning, the 511 PA Website shows the reopening of PA 320 here being pushed back to June 10th.
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: roadwaywiz95 on May 03, 2022, 04:19:05 PM
As we are now about 100 days from Meet Weekend (YAY), I've updated the weekend's iteniary to reflect more of the specifics as far as the weekend is concerned. These details are viewable on the introductory post at the top of this thread, but are also reproduced below:

Meet Highlights: (subject to change/elaboration/clarification, either on Day 1 or Day 2)

--- "Day 0" (8/19/22) ---

Introductory Welcome/Meet & Greet POOL PARTY - 6:00 PM, hosted by forum member "jeffandnicole" in West Deptford, NJ
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

--- Day 1 (8/20/22) ---

PRE-MEET EVENT: Schuylkill Banks Riverfront Trail walking tour --- 9:00 AM (bring your own coffee!)

Lunch Location: Miller's Ale House, 2100 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148 --- 11:00 AM

Meet Tour Highlights:
Bridges of the Schuylkill River (including Girard Ave, Strawberry Mansion, Falls, and the Roosevelt Twins)
Roosevelt Boulevard button-copy sign gallery
I-95/Adams Avenue/Aramingo Avenue Connector construction
Bridges of the Delaware River (including Betsy Ross, and Tacony-Palmyra)
Lardner's Point Park
“I-95 Revive” construction across NE Philadelphia
Philadelphia Navy Yard & the Mothball Fleet

Day 1 Post-Meet Ballgame: New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 PM ET, Citizens Bank Park)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

--- Day 2 (8/21/22) ---

PRE-MEET EVENT: Manayunk Bridge & Trail walking tour --- 8:00 AM (bring your own coffee!)

Breakfast/Lunch Location: Oregon Diner, 302 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148 --- 10:00 AM

Meet Tour Highlights:
Bridges of the Delaware River (including Ben Franklin, Commodore Barry, and Walt Whitman)
I-295/I-76/NJ 42 “Direct Connect” construction
I-295/NJ 42 “Missing Movements” construction
The Brooklawn Traffic Circle (US 130/NJ 47/CR 551)
NJ Route 44 and the Mantua Creek Bridge
NJ Route 324
"NJ 76C" and the "Camden Inner Loop"

Day 2 Post-Meet Event: TBD
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

As I mentioned before, the general Facebook event page for this weekend has been split into two separate ones for each day of the weekend. Please take some time to familiarize yourselves with them at the following links:
Day 1: https://www.facebook.com/events/408997050713396?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22your_upcoming_events_unit%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
Day 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/331956135645197?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22your_upcoming_events_unit%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D%2C%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22left_rail%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D%2C%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_event%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_calendar%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

Other than the lunch locations (for both days) and the Day 1 post-meet baseball event, I'd like to call your attention especially to the Friday evening "Pool Party" event that our gracious host "jeffandnicole" has offered to hold as a Welcome/Kickoff Event for the weekend. It'll be held at his house in West Deptford, NJ, a short drive from the Walt Whitman Bridge and South Philadelphia and he is welcome to chime in with more information about the event. (his house, his rules, folks)

As you can see, there will also be morning "Pre-Meet" events both Saturday & Sunday that will involve walking tours of a couple bridge-themed pedestrian trails (both of which are ADA-accessible). The Saturday event will focus on the bridges of the Schuylkill River in Center City, the Sunday event will highlight the Manayunk Railroad Bridge and its recent conversion for pedestrian use.

Really excited to see that this weekend is really coming together. Come on out and let's make this the biggest single weekend road enthusiast event in a long time!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: SSOWorld on May 03, 2022, 08:02:12 PM
ICWYDT! Putting the bridges on day 2 :|
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Alps on May 03, 2022, 10:33:08 PM
ICWYDT! Putting the bridges on day 2 :|

And day 1 :|
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: jeffandnicole on May 06, 2022, 01:11:51 PM
Other than the lunch locations (for both days) and the Day 1 post-meet baseball event, I'd like to call your attention especially to the Friday evening "Pool Party" event that our gracious host "jeffandnicole" has offered to hold as a Welcome/Kickoff Event for the weekend. It'll be held at his house in West Deptford, NJ, a short drive from the Walt Whitman Bridge and South Philadelphia and he is welcome to chime in with more information about the event. (his house, his rules, folks)

Thank you Dan!

For those arriving Friday or before, or of course already live in the area, my wife and I will gladly host anyone who would like to come over, swim, throw some horseshoes, and enjoy an evening in a relaxed environment.  We are located just outside of Philly; generally 10 - 20 minutes depending on which bridge you cross and the exact route you take.  It'll be a Friday late afternoon/evening, so add in additional time as you will experience some of the "Down the Shore" traffic congestion that's part of the area's normal rush hour routine as well!

The very preliminary plan is we'll provide the food; you provide your drinks.  We'll figure out the menu as we get closer but will try to provide various options for you to enjoy.  Feel free to use the party as an opportunely to meet and greet, discuss and exchange signs and maps, or whatever else suits your fancy.

I'll provide more details later as the meet approaches, but wanted to let you all know if you are making your travel plans, keep Friday night open if you'll like to come on over!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Alps on May 06, 2022, 04:45:55 PM
Other than the lunch locations (for both days) and the Day 1 post-meet baseball event, I'd like to call your attention especially to the Friday evening "Pool Party" event that our gracious host "jeffandnicole" has offered to hold as a Welcome/Kickoff Event for the weekend. It'll be held at his house in West Deptford, NJ, a short drive from the Walt Whitman Bridge and South Philadelphia and he is welcome to chime in with more information about the event. (his house, his rules, folks)

Thank you Dan!

For those arriving Friday or before, or of course already live in the area, my wife and I will gladly host anyone who would like to come over, swim, throw some horseshoes, and enjoy an evening in a relaxed environment.  We are located just outside of Philly; generally 10 - 20 minutes depending on which bridge you cross and the exact route you take.  It'll be a Friday late afternoon/evening, so add in additional time as you will experience some of the "Down the Shore" traffic congestion that's part of the area's normal rush hour routine as well!

The very preliminary plan is we'll provide the food; you provide your drinks.  We'll figure out the menu as we get closer but will try to provide various options for you to enjoy.  Feel free to use the party as an opportunely to meet and greet, discuss and exchange signs and maps, or whatever else suits your fancy.

I'll provide more details later as the meet approaches, but wanted to let you all know if you are making your travel plans, keep Friday night open if you'll like to come on over!
I plan to come over Friday night - my attendance Saturday morning/lunch will depend on whether anyone's willing to host my sleep :-D Busy Saturday but plan to be at the game that night and possibly Sunday morning/lunch... same question as Friday!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: roadwaywiz95 on May 07, 2022, 04:09:37 PM
In addition to Jeff's pool party, something else I'd like to call your attention to as we're just about 100 days away from Meet Weekend:

As part of the overall preparation for Meet Weekend in August, my team of panelists and I will be presenting a two-part *live* Webinar series event on YouTube to serve as an introduction to the Philadelphia metro area for long-time viewers and/or folks interested in joining us in August in-person. Whether you are completely new to the Delaware Valley or you're a long-time enthusiast in search of a quick refresher, this series will be all-encompassing and will feature content related to all of the landmarks/roads/projects you can expect to see over the course of Meet Weekend.

The "Part 1" presentation will focus on Philadelphia County and the Pennsylvania suburbs and will be broadcast *live* on the 'roadwaywiz' YouTube channel on Saturday 5/21 at 6 PM ET at the link below:

The "Part 2" presentation will focus on New Jersey suburbs of the Delaware Valley region and will be broadcast *live* on the 'roadwaywiz' YouTube channel on Saturday 7/9 at 6 PM ET at the link below:

We're excited to be able to bring this series to you and hope you folks can tune in and join us!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: kevinb1994 on May 08, 2022, 11:29:48 AM
In addition to Jeff's pool party, something else I'd like to call your attention to as we're just about 100 days away from Meet Weekend:

As part of the overall preparation for Meet Weekend in August, my team of panelists and I will be presenting a two-part *live* Webinar series event on YouTube to serve as an introduction to the Philadelphia metro area for long-time viewers and/or folks interested in joining us in August in-person. Whether you are completely new to the Delaware Valley or you're a long-time enthusiast in search of a quick refresher, this series will be all-encompassing and will feature content related to all of the landmarks/roads/projects you can expect to see over the course of Meet Weekend.

The "Part 1" presentation will focus on Philadelphia County and the Pennsylvania suburbs and will be broadcast *live* on the 'roadwaywiz' YouTube channel on Saturday 5/21 at 6 PM ET at the link below:

The "Part 2" presentation will focus on New Jersey suburbs of the Delaware Valley region and will be broadcast *live* on the 'roadwaywiz' YouTube channel on Saturday 7/9 at 6 PM ET at the link below:

We're excited to be able to bring this series to you and hope you folks can tune in and join us!
I’m definitely interested in Part 2-Camden in particular needs a lot of TLC. I’m also particularly familiar with the 42 Freeway, as I used to drive that to community college in nearby Blackwood (though the campus is actually in Gloucester Township).
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: jeffandnicole on May 08, 2022, 12:02:11 PM
I’m definitely interested in Part 2-Camden in particular needs a lot of TLC. I’m also particularly familiar with the 42 Freeway, as I used to drive that to community college in nearby Blackwood (though the campus is actually in Gloucester Township).

As far as this section goes, there's a planned bid later this year for a 'Pavement Preservation' project for Rt. 42 between Rt. 55 and the ACX. 

Per NJDOT's 6 month planned advertisement list:

Quote
Project Name : Rt 42, Rt 168 (Black Horse Pike/AC Expressway) to Rt 55

Project Identifier : UPC No : 213090
Project Type : Pavement
Description : Pavement Preservation - HPTO
Proposed Advertised Month : June, 2022
Location
County : Camden, Gloucester
Municipality : Deptford Twp, Gloucester Twp, Washington Twp
Limits : NJ42: 6.22:12.57, NJ42: 6.33:12.57

Estimate Range : $10,000,001.00 - $20,000,000.00

Note:  NJDOT left out which direction is North and South in the above limits.

When it's said and done, after this project goes out, there will be *at least* 5 active projects along the North-South Freeway Corridor between the AC Expressway and Walt Whitman Bridge!  And this doesn't include 1 to 3 other upcoming projects related to the corridor scheduled to go out to bid within the next year or so!

Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: Laura on May 11, 2022, 10:22:41 AM
I'm getting really excited about this meet as we are now 100 days from the Friday night pool party!!!!

As for hotels, yes I've encountered age restrictions before in Ocean City, MD. A lot of places refuse to rent to young adults under 21 (and even under 25) because they don't want to deal with the senior week crowds and college parties. When I went with friends under 21 you basically had to know someone who had a condo who was willing to rent to you.

Also, if you're 18, you won't be the youngest person at the meet! My 3 year old will be there :)
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: kevinb1994 on May 11, 2022, 06:12:57 PM
I'm getting really excited about this meet as we are now 100 days from the Friday night pool party!!!!

As for hotels, yes I've encountered age restrictions before in Ocean City, MD. A lot of places refuse to rent to young adults under 21 (and even under 25) because they don't want to deal with the senior week crowds and college parties. When I went with friends under 21 you basically had to know someone who had a condo who was willing to rent to you.

Also, if you're 18, you won't be the youngest person at the meet! My 3 year old will be there :)
I’ll be the oldest kid at the meet ;)
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: J3ebrules on May 13, 2022, 11:49:07 PM
Omgomgomg I’m so excited!! I can’t believe this meet will be practically in my backyard!!
Title: Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
Post by: roadwaywiz95 on May 17, 2022, 05:06:49 PM
A quick reminder that this weekend will feature the first of two special "Meet Preview" *live* webinars that will profile the Philadelphia metro area in preparation for Meet Weekend in August. These presentations will be hosted by yours truly and will feature contributions from folks across the AARoads Forum spectrum, many of whom will be in attendance for portions/all of the weekend itself.

This "Part 1" presentation will focus on Philadelphia County and the Pennsylvania suburbs and will be broadcast *live* on the 'roadwaywiz' YouTube channel on Saturday 5/21 at 6 PM ET. Whether you're a newcomer to Philly metro, or in need of a quick refresher course, we hope you can join us!

Link to YouTube Webinar: