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    • Sidewalk closed | Hammed Mu'min, EOTS Flickr Group

Council advances bill aimed at unblocking sidewalks

On Friday, Philadelphia City Council’s streets committee advanced a bill to address a frustration for Philadelphians: sidewalks shut down by nearby construction. Blocked sidewalks are one of those “good problems” for…

    • Accidental protected bike lane at East Market development

Bill seeks more protection for pedestrians during sidewalk closures

At the last City Council session of the year, Councilwoman Helen Gym introduced a bill, cosponsored by Councilman Mark Squilla, to bolster pedestrian safety requirements at construction sites that impede sidewalks.…

    • DVRPC-led study will look at improved public transit on Roosevelt Boulevard

House Committee hears emotional testimony in favor of speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard

Emotional testimony given at Friday’s hearing on speed cameras stirred up sad memories for Representative Ed Neilson. After listening to Angie Dellavella’s description of witnessing a pedestrian’s death first hand, and…

    • Bicycle
Eyes on the Street

Speak Easy: How to be hated on any city street in Philadelphia

I've used just about every mode of transportation that the city of Philadelphia has to offer. I've walked, run, driven cars, ridden motorcycles, and taken SEPTA, PATCO, taxis, the ferry, and…

    • 'Titanic' - Delaware Generating Station, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall

June 14: Hit-and-run spree continues | Horse-trading returns | Eastern Lofts in Strawberry Mansion

The recent rash of hit-and-runs continues, with a horrific incident last night in the Crescentville section of Roosevelt Boulevard. A woman crossing the street at a green light was thrown 200-feet…

    • 2400 Market

May 31: Green City, Clean Waters turns five | 2400 Market riverfront promenade | 27 fatal crashes in 2016

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Green City, Clean Waters program, Philadelphia's nationally-recognized approach to complying with the Clean Water Act which emphasizes keeping stormwater out of the sewer…

    • St. Laurentius Church is a Fishtown landmark. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

March 28: Historic designation battles in PA | NJ texting and walking crackdown | Street grids and transit

Parkway Corp is shifting strategy and selling a large surface parking lot at 20th and Arch, instead of developing it themselves, reports Jacob Adelman. One takeaway: "Not much open land…

    • Market Street looking eastward | Jonas Maciunas
Eyes on the Street

East Market Street requires redesign

With millions of dollars being invested along Market Street east of City Hall, and a high incidence of pedestrians being struck by motorists, isn’t it time to rethink the street itself?…

    • Honest Tom's
    • North Front Street

March 9: Bike share's safety record | National Park Service's Philly love note | Front Street infill boomlet

A new study from Mineta Transportation Institute finds that bike share has a better safety track record than personal cycling. As Tom MacDonald points out, the finding that bike share…

    • The Res

February 29: SEPTA releases King of Prussia rail route | Streets Dept at The Res | Design Advocacy Group survey

SEPTA released their preferred route for the King of Prussia rail extension, reports Jason Laughlin and Laura McCrystal. "Both opponents and supporters of the project said Friday that the chosen plan…

    • Diagram of Winter Street Realignment

Franklin Institute getting new bus loading zone, plaza in Winter Street realignment

The mention of winter usually conjures up images, cold and colorless, of a city depressed: gray, bare trees, lumps of dirty snow, drab coats trudging by with downcast eyes on the…

    • Pine Street bike lane

Kenney pledges traffic enforcement, more balanced streets at Vision Zero conference

Kenney watchers are by now familiar with one of the Mayor-elect’s favorite ranting subjects: his disgust with construction sites hogging city sidewalks. From the way he talks about this common construction…

    • Whale Bus

December 7: Placemaking for office tower plazas | Federal pilot for interstate tolling | O'Malley's cities agenda

Demolition has begun on the William Penn High School building, reports Brianna Spause. "Community leaders, education activists, William Penn alumni, and some District officials fought long and hard to save the…

    • Leah Shahum

Q&A: Leah Shahum of the Vision Zero Network on taking local street safety action national

Vision Zero—the no-excuses approach to street safety that’s been gathering steam in many of our peer cities—ended up punching above its weight as a political issue in this year's mayoral…

    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015
Eyes on the Street

December 3: Vision Zero Conference ticket giveaway

Over the last year we’ve talked a lot about Vision Zero, the international policy movement geared at eliminating traffic deaths. The premise: Crashes are preventable. Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has endorsed…

    • Pedestrian Crash Locations

Three takeaways from NYC DOT's Vision Zero Talk at DVRPC

We've been covering pedestrian safety issues a lot over the past year as the Vision Zero issue has made its way into the election year conversation. Simply put, that's the idea…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.

September 18: Park(ing) Day | Schuylkill River Trail increasing police presence | Daylighting the corners

Happy Park(ing) Day! Check out this map to find a few temporary parklets to visit today, and tune in to our Twitter feed as we’ll be riding around taking pictures of…

    • Jaywalking on Frankford Ave in Fishtown
Eyes on the Street

Crossing Frankford: Time to make Fishtown’s resurgent commercial corridor crossable

Community Contributor and Native Fishtowner Conrad Benner turns his gaze from photography and street art to pedestrian safety on Fishtown's stretch of Frankford Avenue. Benner argues that if this reborn corridor is…

    • Top 12 Crash Sites for pedestrians

Bicycle Coalition joins PlanPhilly/Azavea in naming city's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians [map]

By all appearances, N. Fifth St. and Olney Ave. resembles many of the city's commercial corridors, with automobile and foot traffic meeting amid shops aplenty. When either Cherelle Parker or Kevin…

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