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    • Open Streets
Eyes on the Street

No, Stu, Open Streets aren’t the enemy

The papal weekend was a real headache for a lot of Philadelphians. Street closures, truncated public transit services, and security fences all made getting through large parts of Center City more…

    • Alex Doty

After 13 years, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Executive Director Alex Doty rides on

In an email to its membership today, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia announced that its executive director for the last 13 years, Alex Doty, will be leaving the organization to…

    • New entrance, landscaping and bench at Laurel Hill Cemetery
Eyes on the Street

Spotted: Just off the Schuylkill River Trail, a new entrance to Laurel Hill Cemetery

For years and years, well-to-do Philadelphians have been just dying to get into Laurel Hill Cemetery. But thanks to a recently completed traffic calming and storm water management project, gaining access…

    • Open Streets

Mayor Nutter: Philly should make Open Streets a regular, maybe even monthly, event

In an interview with PlanPhilly, Mayor Michael Nutter said that the temporary automobile ban that accompanied security preparations for the papal visit should become a “regular” event. “I think we can…

    • No stopping along 2nd Street
Eyes on the Street

On the Road to Damascus: City cycling conversions possible this week

It was on the road to Damascus where Saul of Tarsus, on his way to persecute Christians, had his sudden conversion to Christianity. Saul became Paul, an apostle—though not one of…

    • Traffic on the Parkway

Recent studies: Americans are definitely, maybe (not) driving less

The latest report out of the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute shows that the U.S. hit peak car, or the apotheosis of American automobile dependency, a decade ago. This report…

    • Indego

Indego Bike Share cruises to 180,000 rides in first 100 days

Barely a month since it surpassed 100,000 rides in record time, Philadelphia’s bike share system, Indego, shows no signs of slowing down. The new system dealt out over 180,000 rides…

    • Pine Street bike lane

Cyclists, pedestrians lack a good crash reporting system

Jake Liefer was getting his morning workout in, bicycling down Gray’s Ferry Avenue towards 34th street, when it happened. Liefer, 30, was heading straight past a gas station. Low on gas,…

    • Share the road, show respect / OnePoll Data Hub

Confession of a mad biker: From now on I’m taking the high road

Last night, I was biking home. I was heading down Spruce, towards my turn at 17th, when a black Porsche decided waiting at the light at 15th wasn’t for him. Time…

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