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    • Kelli McIntyre and Andy Trackman check out walking conditions along Germantown Avenue during a FeetFirstPhilly walk audit.

What a walk along Germantown Avenue reveals: Tough going for pedestrians

Kelli McIntyre stood in light rain on Germantown Avenue, holding a clipboard and watching as car after car ignored a “Do Not Enter” sign and turned up a small street called Ashmead Place. “Somebody just went the…

    • McGillin's

August 17: Zoned hauling in NYC | New billboard sails through ZBA | UberEATS launches

New York City plans to introduce a zoned hauling framework for private waste hauling, Politico reports. New York's commercial trash system is similar to Philadelphia's in that the city provides residential…

    • Mormon Temple

August 2: Home sales boosting city budget | First look at Mormon Temple | Dean on Philly walkability

City revenues came in higher than expected this year, reports Claudia Vargas, with the biggest jump coming from the realty transfer tax. "The realty transfer collection went up 16 percent…

    • Storefront businesses

Maps: Which Philly neighborhoods have the most storefront businesses?

As the Kenney administration develops its strategy for neighborhood commercial corridors beyond Center City, a new Storefront Index created by City Observatory could provide a helpful way of visualizing the…

    • Walking to and from the park is often difficult

September 11: Surgeon General tells cities to #StepItUp on walkable development | Philly renters looking to buy | DC's Papal problems

The Surgeon General issued a rare call to action to planning and transportation professionals and local government leaders to design neighborhoods and streets for walkability and physical activity.  House Democrats are…

    • Walkable Jobs

Philly gets high marks on walkable access to jobs. What policies support that?

Back in March I wrote about the concept of "location efficiency," which has been gaining some traction in the federal and state governments as a way to measure affordability. The basic…

    • Baltimore Crossing | courtesy of University City District
Eyes on the Street

Three reasons why walkability is essential to Philadelphia’s future

In this week’s Agenda 2015 op-ed University City District’s Daniel Wolf argues that Philly deserves a more walkable future. To get there the Better Mobility Platform calls on the city to…

    • Martina White

March 25: GOP wins NE special election | Waterfront tax credit bill | A revolution in public safety

26-year-old Republican Martina White won the special election last night to fill Congressman Brendan Boyle's 170th district house seat, doubling Philly Republicans' reprentation in the General Assembly. 27 City Council candidates…

    • Wharton student Zachary Woods

From the Editor: Pedestrians need safer streets. Now!

I think of Zach Woods almost every day. The multiple car crash that took his life happened just seconds before I arrived at the intersection of Walnut Street and 30th Street…

    • Sidewalk Closed at 12th Street
Eyes on the Street

Improve Philly’s great walkability by unblocking sidewalks

A key piece of the Better Mobility Philadelphia 2015 platform is enhancing Philly's walkability, a legacy strength rooted in our intimate street grid. For this week's election season op-ed Feet First…

    • Pedestrian promenade

Center City District's dream of a street-level pedestrian promenade on the Schuylkill could become reality

Center City and University City are Philadelphia's two largest employment hubs, hosting 42% and 11.5% of the city's jobs, respectively, and the business communities on both sides of the river increasingly…

    • The Porch

Nine key findings from the State of University City District report

Following the planning and development news, it's hard not to get the sense that University City is the locus of some of the most interesting changes happening in Philadelphia, and this…

    • Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE)

Philadelphia to get nearly $5 million in ARLE funds

Philadelphia is slated to receive nearly $5 million thanks to the most recent round of Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) Funding Program grants. Since 2010, the program has awarded $33.3 million…

    • Walkability, Photo by Oilman930
Eyes on the Street

November 11: W Hotel not alone in subsidies | Chinatown's role threatened | Vacant schools' senior housing potential | Walkable Philadelphia | West Philly Food Hub expands

Good morning Eyes on the Street. We hope you had a nice weekend and get a chance to think of our veterans today.  In light of the $33 million tax-increment financing…

Eyes on the Street

January 17-20: Robert A.M. Stern, Megaprojects & The Battle for Atlantic Yards, Chang, Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses, Philadelphia's walkability

“Architecture and Place” with Robert A. M. Stern Tuesday, January 17, 6:30-8pm. Drexel University, Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut Street. Robert A.M. Stern comes to Drexel’s Westphal College of Media…

    • Walkshed Philadelphia model

New website creates a better sense of place

Oct. 15By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly Where in Philadelphia would you have to stand to be walking distance of a farmer's market, a coffee shop, a library and a…

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