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    • The 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown during its pilot phase.
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Poll: Should City Council control bike lanes?

Who should decide where new bike lanes may be installed? Should decisions about bike lanes be left to the city's transportation engineers and planners or should City Council have greater control?…

    • The 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown during its pilot phase.

Eyes on the Street Poll: Should City Council control bike lanes?

Take this week’s Word on the Street Poll: Should City Council have to pass an ordinance approving each new bike lane? Let us know what you think. Take the poll

    • Night Market is back for the season, starting out in Northern Liberties Thursday night.
Eyes on the Street

May 21-25: 10th Street bike lane/sharrow, electric city, human geography, and Night Market

10th Street Bike Lane Open Houses Tuesday, May 22, 5:30-7:30pm. Chinese Christian Church and Center meeting hall, 225 N. 10th Street. Wednesday, May 23, 4:30-6:30pm, SEPTA Food Court, 1234 Market Street.…

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Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby Celebrates Human-Powered Transit

This year's Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby attracted more people than ever before to Kensington's streets where crowds watched the parade of handcrafted, human-powered floats loop through the neighborhood and attempt to…

    • Later this summer a sharrow will likely replace the 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown.
Eyes on the Street

Chinatown bike lane to go sharrow, meetings 5/22 and 5/23

Earlier this month, I wrote about the troubled Chinatown stretch of the 10th Street bike lane. And now it looks like it's sharrows for Chinatown. Instead of a contiguous lane, the…

    • Later this summer a sharrow will likely replace the 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown.

Chinatown bike lane to go sharrow, meetings 5/22 and 5/23

The 10th Street bike lane will likely be removed through Chinatown. In its stead, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities says a sharrow will be used from Vine to Filbert.…

Eyes on the Street

Bike to Work Day and I Bike PHL Challenge

How many miles can you bike between now and August 31? How about biking to work this Friday? May happens to be bike month and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has…

Eyes on the Street

Online Bike Registration Pilot Program Launched in South Philly

The 17th Police District Bicycle Registry, an online bike registration pilot program launched in Philadelphia’s 17th Police District, hopes to help the city reduce its rampant bike theft problem. The South…

    • Eyes on the Street: Online bike registration pilot program launched in South Philly

Eyes on the Street: Online bike registration pilot program launched in South Philly

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly The 17th Police District Bicycle Registry, an online bike registration pilot program launched in Philadelphia’s 17th Police District, hopes to help the city reduce its rampant…

    • Pedestrians and cyclists can get between Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park.
Eyes on the Street

New bridge connects Schuylkill Banks with Schuylkill River Park

After a long wait, it took less than 15 minutes for crews to hoist the metal span over the CSX tracks on Thursday, creating a new link for pedestrians and cyclists…

    • Architectural Relief | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.
Eyes on the Street

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

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

    • Hahn's bike
Eyes on the Street

Multi-modal with MOTU: Biking about

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional series where Eyes on the Street meets up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to explore the city’s infrastructure. We'll…

    • Columbia Avenue connector

Neighborhood-to-waterfront connector street projects moving forward

Progress continues on three street improvement projects designed to better link Philadelphia neighborhoods with the Central Delaware Riverfront through improved pedestrian and bicycle access, lighting, landscaping and signage.Delaware River Waterfront…

    • Have you seen this car shaped bike rack on Sydenham at Walnut? Want in-street bike parking near you?
Eyes on the Street

Rethinking the park in parking spaces

Parking spaces don't have to be consigned to cars. The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) is ready to help businesses and organizations reclaim in-street parking for bike corrals and parklets…

    • Second phase of plan aiming to boost walking, bike riding in Philadelphia presented to planning commission

Second phase of plan aiming to boost walking, bike riding in Philadelphia presented to planning commission

The second half of Philadelphia's first plan to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians was presented to the city planning commission Tuesday. The first half of the plan, covering Northwest…

    • Have you seen this car shaped bike rack on Sydenham at Walnut? Want in-street bike parking near you?

Rethinking the park in parking spaces

Parking spaces don’t have to be consigned to cars. The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) is ready to help businesses and organizations reclaim in-street parking for bike corrals and parklets…

    • Join Friends of Race Street Pier on Tuesday evening to garden and plan summer events.
Eyes on the Street

April 9-13: Friends of Race Street Pier, Philadelphia's immigration history, historic windows and masonry repairs, urban biking 101

Friends of Race Street Pier meeting Tuesday, April 10, 6-8pm. Race Street Pier, Race Street and North Columbus Boulevard. This month the Friends of Race Street Pier will meet up to…

    • The restoration of the Termini Bros. storefront earned a Preservation Achievement Award.
    • Construction on the Connector Bridge. February 2012 | Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Eyes on the Street

Trail construction takes off two years after $23 million grant

Four of Philly’s seven major trail projects funded through a $23 million TIGER grant have broken ground. To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the grant, the Bicycle Coalition’s Sarah Clark Stewart…

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