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You are viewing 10 articles with the tag Streets Department by the author Jon Geeting

    • West Philly block parties

Mapping 10 years of Philadelphia block parties

Philadelphia is a block party city. Take a stroll around any Philly neighborhood on a weekend afternoon in the summer, and you'll probably spot more than one. The city offers residents…

    • Italian Market barrel fire, Photo by Theresa Stigale

July 13: Counting cars in the Italian Market | Neighbors sue to halt Blatstein tower | What transit riders want

Does the Italian Market really need car access on weekends? Jonas Maciunas, a planner at RBA Group, did some simple traffic counts last Saturday during peak business hours and found that…

    • CHOP Community Health and Literacy Center

May 10: Kenney's Streets Commissioner on leave | Huge new South Philly community center | Open data at PPD

Streets Commissioner Donald Carlton has been placed on unpaid leave from the Kenney administration, following reports that he was arrested Friday for "punching an unidentified man 'multiple times in the face'…

    • Utility box

Why the Streets Department doesn't put utility boxes underground

One reaction people had to Monday's post on the artfully-decorated utility boxes in Washington Square West and Queen Village was that the dressed up boxes look nicer now, but why do…

    • 12th and E. Passyunk sneckdown

Renderings: Changes coming to E. Passyunk "sneckdown" intersection

A couple weeks ago Albert Stumm at Passyunk Post reported that the traffic calming plan for the intersection of 12th, Morris, and E. Passyunk Ave in South Philadelphia is moving forward,…

    • New Bus Shelters

December 2: New bus shelter designs | ODB McDonald's historic marker | Graffiti Pier at night

Inga Saffron has some positive things to say about Lindsey Scannapieco's plans for the redevelopment of the shuttered Bok School in South Philly. Bids to reconstruct the city's traffic signal center…

    • Richmond Generating Station

November 26: Happy Thanksgiving | Taxi medallion values drop | Open data legacy endangered

A Happy Thanksgiving and safe holiday travels to all the PlanPhilly readers! We'll be back in action on Monday. Since Uber X entered the local ride-for-hire market, taxi medallions (the rationed…

    • Paris traffic circle

October 27: SEPTA strike vote | Uber X launches | Traffic circles and Streets Dept traffic calming

TWU Local 234 voted to authorize their leaders to call a strike Sunday, but no work stoppages have been called. Michael Noda games out what might happen next. Ride-sharing firm Uber…

    • Hoverboarding prohibited

July 31: Johnson and Farnese back pop-ups | Cig tax in trouble | New Kid Hazo | Capturing transit land values

Is the local cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia schools in jeopardy again? Angela Couloumbis and Troy Graham report that House Republicans in Harrisburg are having trouble whipping Republican votes for the…

    • New vendors in the Italian Market

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