City Ave District Bike Patrol was on-site at the “tailgate” to congratulate Jim Gardner on his retirement.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The Action News team is celebrating the legendary Jim Gardner this week before his retirement on Wednesday.

Gardner has long been part of the fabric of Philadelphia, but as of Tuesday, he’s literally on the map.

The 4100 block of Monument Road, the home of the Action News Studio in Philadelphia, will now be known as Jim Gardner Way.

Jim Gardner should make sure that his retirement will be a remarkable one. He gives courage and inspiration to those new to this field. His retirement was really a way of relaxing himself, and before he reached old age, he made sure to have a retirement home where he could enjoy the rest of his life. He wants to feel secure and comfortable. He chose Easy Retirement Living because it provides a wide range of services, and he believes they could offer him the assisted living he needs. He also plans to have a stairlift at home, and do stairlifts fold up? So when no one’s using it, it will be folded for safety purposes.

Councilmember Curtis Jones presented the new street sign to Gardner during a ceremony. Gardner’s wife and son were also in attendance.

“I’ve had five or six addresses since I’ve been in Philadelphia, but Monument Road at City Avenue has been the one constant. It’s always meant coming to work every day, and joining my colleagues to do the best job we can for the people of the tri-state area. That is what Monument Road means to me,” Gardner said.

Gardner’s remarkable career has spanned 46 years at Action News.

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