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    • Rowhouses in Point Breeze
Eyes on the Street

Design Advocacy Group gets funding to focus on rowhouse preservation

For years Philadelphia has tried to build its way out of our affordable housing problem through new construction. But a smarter solution may be right under our noses: Rowhouse preservation. The…

    • Looking south from 56th Street, Bartram's Mile offers sweeping views
Eyes on the Street

$1.7 million for Bartram's Mile as swing bridge study continues

Now that the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk is open, it’s time to look downriver to the next stretch of Schuylkill River Trail to be built: Bartram’s Mile and the bridge that will…

    • Active demolition at 40th and Sansom, December 2013
Eyes on the Street

Demolition underway for Episcopal brownstones and 40th Street M.E. Church

For more than a year we've been anticipating the leveling of the Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones at 38th and Chestnut and the razing of the former 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church. And…

    • The Pumpkin Market parklet, 2012
Eyes on the Street

Scenes from Park(ing) Day 2012 [slideshow]

Did you stumble across people coloring flowers, lounging on curvy benches, working at desks, or camping in a parking space on Friday? September 21 was Philadelphia's fifth annual Park(ing) Day,…

    • Woodland Green features native plants and logs from the Woodlands Cemetery
Eyes on the Street

Woodland Green brings rustic flourish to University City intersection

At the intersection of 42nd Street and Woodland Avenue tall grasses and river birch trees swish in the breeze, and felled logs are habitat for native flora and fauna. This is…

    • Welcome Aboard

Multi-modal with MOTU: Transit Talk with SEPTA

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional Eyes on the Street series where we meet up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) to explore the city’s…

    • South Street Bridge illumination preview
Eyes on the Street

South Street Bridge lighting gone wild

With the flip of a giant ceremonial switch on Monday night, the South Street Bridge's light towers were finally illuminated. Their initial bright blue glow led into a 12-minute long audio/visual…

    • South Street Bridge illumination preview

South Street Bridge illumination preview

I was recently informed by the Streets Department that we shouldn’t expect to see the South Street Bridge’s light towers illuminated until late summer. But today the electricians must have been…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multimodal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multimodal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • SEPTA’s getting there with real-time system updates

SEPTA’s getting there with real-time system updates

I like to think that I’ve got pretty good SEPTA juju. But like every other Philly transit rider, sometimes you just get SEPTA’d. And on those days it’s nice to get…

    • Our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009
Eyes on the Street

On Beyond I-95: Nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

Eyes on the Street exclusive: On Beyond I-95, or nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • Do you know a beautiful street when you see it?

Beautiful Streets: How do you define streetscape beauty?

Is a beautiful street something you feel? Is it context specific? Does beautiful equate to urbane, narrow, architecturally interesting, uniform, well kept, or busy? Is streetscape beauty like pornography? That is,…

Eyes on the Street

Rules of the Road: Bike lane clarifier

10th Street Bike Lane Do you bike on the sidewalk? (illegal) Do you park in bike lanes? (permitted occasionally) Do you run in bike lanes? (murky area) Sharing Philly’s streets can…

    • Diana Lind

Diana Lind talks urban highway removal at TEDx

In November, TEDxPhilly brought together some of our city’s brightest urbanists and performers for a day full of urban inspiration and ideas about The City . The good folks behind TEDxPhilly…

    • The south side of the Race Street Connector points toward the river.
Eyes on the Street

Wishing on Philly 2012

2011 was a big year for Philadelphia’s planning ambitions. After years of work Philly got its first comprehensive plan in 50 years, a waterfront master plan, and a new green…

    • Will plans for the Reading Viaduct park chug along even if the Callowhill NID dies?

Whither the Reading Viaduct wrapped in the Callowhill NID?

I was surprised to hear City Council unanimously vote in favor of the Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District on Thursday. As Jared Brey reported on PlanPhilly, property owners within the…

    • Deadly streets: mapping road fatalities

Deadly streets: mapping road fatalities

We talk a lot about creating complete streets and providing everyone – pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists – with safer spaces to move through the city. But where are Philly’s streets the…

    • Spring Garden Street | via Interface Studio LLC
Eyes on the Street

Spring Garden Street Greenway community design workshop on 12/6

Spring Garden Street could someday be a green connector between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. As previously reported here, the public conversation has started about this exciting project, and planners want to…

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