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Streets

    • Workers from the city's street's department pave a street.

Want to know when the city is filling that pothole? There’s an app for that.

Peace out, potholes! It’s paving season! Philly kicked off the start of its annual campaign against its notoriously busted streets on Wednesday with the release of multiple online tools for tracking…

    • The sidewalks on Naima Miller's Point Breeze block are slanting, cracked and sinking. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Spring is sidewalk season in Philly but watch your step — those cracks aren’t getting fixed

Naima Miller remembers the exact crack on the sidewalk where she twisted her ankle four years ago. She was walking to the store when she tripped on the broken pavement in…

    • Litter blows on Germantown Avenue. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Philly names 6 neighborhoods for street cleaning experiment

Philadelphia, a city whose name has become nearly synonymous with litter, is launching a first-of-its-kind sanitation pilot effort that will seek to clean up six particularly trash-strewn sections of the city.…

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ABOUT STREETS

“The street is a room of agreement,” wrote famed Philadelphia architect Lou Kahn. Streets are shared spaces that create a network for multi-modal travel: driving, walking, biking, and transit riding. In addition to the cartway which facilitates vehicular travel, streets must also support pedestrian infrastructure, transit stops, plantings, and public spaces.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN STREETS

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