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    • bike share area

City barnstorms, answers bike share questions

The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) has been making the rounds, spreading the word about bike share.  In the last week and a half, MOTU officials have visited community…

    • Traffic on Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, one of the corridors targeted for improvements in new city plan.

Repainting Washington Ave. could mean realigning Washington Ave.

In the last three years there have been more than 900 crashes on Washington Avenue, and in that time, the lines and pavement markings that are supposed to safely guide cars,…

    • A bike share bike like Denver has

Will bike sharing beat SEPTA smart cards to finish line?

Will Philadelphia get bike share before SEPTA gets its smartcard payment system? Chances are it will be a close race.  This week the city released more details about the bike sharing…

    • Milled 8th Street awaits resurfacing.
Eyes on the Street

Safer intersections through Center City paving project

A street resurfacing project underway in the southeastern part of Center City is set to bring more than smooth pavement to several roads. The project is also allowing the Streets Department…

    • Fairmount Ave bike lanes
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount's new bike lanes are painted, ready to ride

New bike lanes are in on Fairmount Ave, and they're already getting plenty of traffic. The lanes showed up last week and run the length of Fairmount from Ridge Avenue near…

    • After Complete Streets review, MOTU asked St. Christopher's Hospital to make streetscape changes to its expansion project, Photos by Neal Santos

Complete Streets handbook put to the test, modified

Roughly four months after the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) released the Complete Streets Design Handbook, MOTU has put the document to the test and begun revisions to…

    • Chinatown parklet
Eyes on the Street

Meet Chinatown's new parklet

This weekend Chinatown celebrated the opening of its very own parklet, which adds a new pedestrian amenity along the busy 10th Street corridor. After a false start in April, Philadelphia Chinatown…

    • Bike share demo
Eyes on the Street

Testing out bike share alternatives

Philadelphia is aiming to launch a bike-share system next year, and on Tuesday we got a preview of what the future could hold. Three bike-share vendors who will likely vie for…

    • SEPTA Transpass

SEPTA to impose TransPass limits

As part of its New Payment Technology (NPT) plans, SEPTA has proposed ride limits on monthly and weekly passes. If this is approved, Weekly TransPasses will be capped at 50…

    • Marian Anderson Recreation Center, Photo courtesy of Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

April 4: Chief Collections Officer | DRPA Investigation | Art Museum strategic vision | Former Glaxo HQ adaptive reuse | Bike sharing

Good morning Streeters! On PlanPhilly, Jared Brey reported yesterday that Mayor Nutter appointed Tom Knudsen, former CEO of Philadelphia Gas Works and Philadelphia Schools' chief recovery officer, as the city's first…

    • April is for walkers: Several Philly groups will host bicycle and pedestrian events this month
Eyes on the Street

April is for walkers

Happy first day of April, Streeters! If you've been feeling cooped up the past few months, several Philly groups have events to help you get outside and harness the city's collective…

    • MOTU maps show how commuting patterns vary across Philadelphia. Map courtesy of MOTU
Eyes on the Street

Only 10 percent of Philadelphians walk or bike to work

As part of its ever-expanding social media outreach efforts, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) released the last of its three-part, “Tidbit Tuesday” series on Center City commuting patterns…

    • Members showed support for the proposed Fairmount Bike Lanes by raising their pink voting cards
Eyes on the Street

Civics support proposed Fairmount Ave bike lanes

A snowstorm postponed one vote, poor attendance another and a mail-in vote a third, but after approximately two months of public meetings, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has gathered votes…

    • The handbook identifies which city agencies are responsible for approving various street components

Final Complete Streets Design Handbook aims to inform and guide development

Since Mayor Nutter issued his “Complete Streets” executive order in 2009, the city has been working to transform its nearly 2,600 miles of streets into “complete streets” – those that accommodate…

    • MOTU's PSAs remind,
Eyes on the Street

MOTU launches PSA: It's road safety, not rocket science

The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) has launched a road safety PSA campaign coined “Its Road safety. Not rocket science.” The campaign is in an effort to remind…

    • A parklet outside of the Green Line Cafe.
Eyes on the Street

Volunteer: Parklet Impact Study

We like parklets - those small public spaces that replace in-street parking spots - because they add interest and life to city streets. But can the direct impact of a parklet…

    • PhiladelphiaPhotos, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Feb 7: Brady's casino hearing | Complete Streets Handbook | Benefits of walking to school | Another voice in school closures

Good morning Streeters, looks like we might get some sun today before the nor’easter hits. This afternoon City Council will hold a hearing on U.S. Rep. Bob Brady’s casino proposal…

    • Fairmount Ave
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount Civic Association votes in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane

The Fairmount Civic Association voted by in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane at the group's meeting Thursday night.  The meeting was the first of three community meetings the Bicycle…

    • Green Line Parklet
Eyes on the Street

Call for Parklets

Lowly in-street parking spaces across the city are slowly being put to a higher purpose as public spaces. These parklets - featuring seating areas on raised platforms blocked off from traffic…

    • A bike share bike like Denver has
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