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    • Route 47 in snow, February 13, 2014
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Winter 2013-2014 Index

Here's a by-the-numbers look at winter 2013-2014 so far in and around Philly:Updated Feb. 19, 2014WINTER 2013-2014 By the numbers | Create Infographics

    • Two freight cars derailed over the Schuylkill River, January 20, 2014 | NBC10
    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for a new river road to improve access and circulation. See the red line above for its possible alignment. | Graphic from Lower Schuylkill Master Plan
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Improving access in the Lower Schuylkill Innovation District

Much of the Lower Schuylkill is an impenetrable, legacy industrial landscape, and good access is one problem holding back its tremendous potential. But the Lower Schuylkill has been lavished with…

    • Ice on the Schuylkill, January 8, 2014
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Philly's Polar Vortex Index

Here's a by-the-numbers look at how the polar vortex affected Philly through Tuesday evening: For issues with frozen or broken traffic lights contact 3-1-1 For possible water main breaks, call the…

    • Market Street Bridge lighting refreshed.
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Fresh glow for Schuylkill crossings

The glorious clusters of globe lights installed on the Market Street Bridge to honor the new millennium are fully illuminated once again. So too are the lights lining the arch beneath…

    • The Story of Water in Art
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Stormwater art speckles Christian Street

The 300 block of Christian Street has broken out in a rash of blue dots. You'd be forgiven for thinking this is some sort of guerilla street art, but these dots…

    • downspout planter
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Rain Check: PWD sharing cost with residents to install stormwater management tools

We hear a lot about stormwater management infrastructure being incorporated into plans for new developments, streetscape improvements, and park projects, but did you know that homeowners can get in on the…

    • horse fountain
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Curbside refreshment for man and beast

From Bainbridge Green to Fairhill Square and the triangle formed by Grays Ferry Avenue and 23rd Street at South Street, we keep bumping into horse troughs and water fountains…

    • soakitup
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Soak It Up!: Green infrastructure design competition

Philadelphia’s pioneering Green City, Clean Waters plan to manage stormwater using green infrastructure is slowly rolling out through early action projects like streets with permeable paving and green schoolyards. But greening…

    • The Reading Company is scrapping the rails of the Reading Viaduct.
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Scrapping and clearing the Reading Viaduct landscape

Late last week, Hidden City Daily mentioned that Reading International is clearing the Reading Viaduct of its rails and ties. As the rail above says, it looks like the scrapyard…

    • Checking out: As Free Library’s role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

Checking out: As Free Library’s role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

The Free Library is grappling with how to be a better 21st century resource for a needy city. Recent years have been tough on the library – budget and staff cuts, threats…

    • Our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009
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On Beyond I-95: Nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • Vacant lots on Point Breeze Avenue that OCF Realty wants to develop. | GoogleMaps

Point Breeze development rumbles? Blame the process.

Monday night’s South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. (SPHINC) zoning meeting was not about zoning. Of the projects on the agenda, the only one heard was OCF Realty’s proposed mixed-use development at the corner…

    • The south side of the Race Street Connector points toward the river.
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Wishing on Philly 2012

2011 was a big year for Philadelphia’s planning ambitions. After years of work Philly got its first comprehensive plan in 50 years, a waterfront master plan, and a new green…

Eyes on the Street

What you were reading: Top 10 Eyes on the Street posts of 2011

At three months old, Eyes on the Street is still the new blog on the block, and I'm so thankful for the warm reception the blog has received so far. In such…

    • Eyes on the Street sizes up The Porch:
Eyes on the Street

The Porch: a super-sized parklet full of potential

On November 2, the new public space on 30th Street Station’s south side officially opened with much fanfare. Circus performers unfurled a small banner above the large crowd, revealing the plaza’s new…

    • Reimagine Spring Garden Street with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council | Interface Studio
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Redesigning Spring Garden Street as a Greenway

Imagine Spring Garden Street as a green urban boulevard where pedestrians, runners, and cyclists had a recreational trail to move along, separated from car and transit traffic by a planted green…

    • Rendering of the South Street Bridge illuminated.
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South Street Bridge Gets LED Illumination, Green Bike Lanes

The South Street Bridge is busy with construction again: welders are on cherry-pickers working on the tower overlooks, electricians are running conduit, and contractors are washing and painting the bike lanes.…

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