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    • Penns Landing Park by day,  © Hargreaves Associates & redsquare

DVRPC authorizes study for capping I-95, gets funding for bike trails from William Penn

A number of transportation projects, including the dream of capping part of I-95 to improve access to Penn’s Landing and the expansion of the Frankford Creek Greenway Section, took another step…

    • Philly Car Share

December 17: Next gen car share | Traffic enforcement slackening | Observation deck

Philly police are on pace to write about a quarter of the traffic tickets written in 1998, despite an increase in pedestrian injuries, and enforcement of traffic tickets is basically…

    • This small lot at 147 Gay Street — which offers spots for 30 vehicles — has become a flash point pitting residents against developers. (Neema Roshania/WHYY)

Parking issues pit residents vs. developers in pocket of Manayunk

Forget the Joni Mitchell song about paving Paradise. In Manayunk, the neighbors are fighting to save a parking lot.  In a section of the city where on- and off-street spaces are…

    • 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…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

iPic expects to move forward soon on renovation of the Boyd

Lease negotiations are under way with new owner Pearl Properties   The long-suffering Boyd Theater is still waiting for its facelift, but the plans for its renovation seem to be getting…

    • South Philly

December 16: Traffic manuals gone wild | Vision Zero street changes | Delaware Generating Station

We already introduced you to the popular old-school traffic engineering manuals that try to apply highway design concepts to urban streets. Now meet the Trip Generation Manual, which appears to drastically…

    • Mayor Nutter, Planning chief Alan Greenberger, developer Ken Weinstein and council member Cindy Bass

Tampering with zoning code led to controversy over Germantown shelter

Last week, city council shelved a piece of legislation designed to patch a loophole in the zoning code that was exploited by, of all entities, the Nutter administration. The bill, introduced…

    • Blue glazed bricks on Waverly Street

Historical Commission: Paving the way for street preservation progress

If you ramble down Alter Street in Pennsport and look down, you'll notice wonderfully lustrous rectangles of blue glazed granite. You will also see patches of asphalt marking the street in front…

    • Chestnut Street

Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduces Vision Zero resolution, as report highlights street safety issues

Transportation planner Jarrett Walker wrote an interesting blog post this week about a problem he terms the "uncontrolled loss of altitude" in planning that happens sometimes when cities let small-ball issues…

    • Petty Island - Delaware Valley Foodworx

December 12: Pier 35 1/2 for sale | Dupree Studios triumphant | Reimagining Petty Island

Pier 35 1/2 - possibly a portal to Hogwart's and definitely the site of the proposed 45-story Trump tower which ultimately fell victim to the recession - up for sale again.…

    • New Bus Shelters

Council ends year with action on Land Bank, Royal Theater, bus shelters

For Philadelphia City Council, the fall of 2014 is going to be remembered, in those circles where it’s remembered at all, for what didn’t happen. But during their last meeting…

    • City Hall Parking Lot

Councilman Jim Kenney's new resolution could bring the #cityhallparkinglot party to an end

Update: The resolution passed, but more interestingly, Kenney went at the City Hall parking lot more directly by introducing a bill to ban the practice outright. Read it hereCenter City…

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