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    • Echelman's fountain at night. The mist, color coordinated with the transit lines, shows subway and trolley movement below. Photo courtesy of Center City District Philadelphia
Eyes on the Street

Janet Echelman sheds light on Dilworth Plaza "dry mist" fountain

If City Hall is the heart of the city - the pump through which the Broad and Market street arteries flow and through which Philadelphia is mobilized by transit connections -…

    • If approved, the pedestrian tunnel will cross beneath 18th Street

Council to vote on Comcast Tower's transit concourse extension [Updated]

Update: The bills described below were adopted unanimously by City Council on Thursday, March 27, 2014. City Council will vote Thursday on legislation that could allow Comcast Corporation and Liberty Property Trust…

    • The structure at the north end of Dilworth Plaza is now in place
Eyes on the Street

Visible progress at Dilworth Plaza

If you’ve passed City Hall recently, you may have noticed a stark white frame popping out of the gray, snow-and-grit-covered Dilworth Plaza construction site. When the project is complete, that white…

    • Tree trash
Eyes on the Street

Treecycle: How to get rid of last year's Christmas tree

Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does not recycle trees left on the curb. If you want…

    • Shake Shack bought and installed a bike corral for its Center City location.

Shake Shack becomes first business to pay for its bike corral

To the untrained eye, the new bike corral in front of Center City’s Shake Shack may be unrecognizable for what it really is - a former parking space converted into a…

    • Broad Street between Callowhill and Noble streets is one of the city's structurally deficient bridges

Traffic counts show regional travel decreased, transit ridership increased

The latest travel numbers are in, and likely due to the recession, they show that overall travel activity in the Delaware Valley dropped between 2005 and 2010. That’s roughly on par…

    • Colin Helb | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Eyes on the Street

New "downtown" definition shows where Philly ranks

Philadelphians are familiar with the term Center City and most will agree on its definition, but Center City is not in the center of the city, and it is not the…

    • Center City District update signage at 70 bus stops and added maps and timetables to 24 new stops
Eyes on the Street

Center City District adds, updates bus stop maps

For years Center City District has made attempts to improve wayfinding and directional signage throughout its territory. Most recently the organization added new maps to 24 Center City bus shelters and…

    • Schuylkill River Trail
Eyes on the Street

Schuylkill Banks offers adopt-a-bench program

Last week Schuylkill Banks flipped the switch and turned on the newly revamped enhancement lighting on four Schuylkill River Bridges. With the bridge lighting, the Schuylkill River Boardwalk construction, continued success…

    • The new lights illuminate 30th Street Station from the river
Eyes on the Street

Flashy new lights illuminate four Schuylkill River Bridges

Last night Schuylkill Banks and friends "threw the switch" and and lit the new, enhanced lighting on four Schuylkill River Bridges - Walnut Street, Market Street, JFK Boulevard and SEPTA.  The…

    • Dranoff Properties at Broad and South streets

Developers discuss transit trends, impact on development

While it might seem obvious that a lot of people who work in Philadelphia get to work using public transportation, this relatively recent trend is part of a significant cultural shift…

    • SEPTA trolley map

SEPTA to close trolley tunnel for more than a week

For 10 days this August, SEPTA will close the tunnel that carries trolley routes 11, 13, 34 and 36 beneath Center City. Those trolleys will begin and end at 40th and…

    • Crews guide one of the ramp's beams into place
Eyes on the Street

Schuylkill River boardwalk construction is buzzing along, in tune with tide

Walk or wheel south along the Schuylkill River Trail today and you’re bound to hit the dead end just past Locust Street. From there you can cross the relatively new CSX…

    • The former City Branch rail cut runs from Broad to 27th Street and portions are used for parking

Planning Commission will consider both BRT and park options in City Branch

Next week, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) will release the final version of its Central District Plan, and when it does, the plan will include something that the draft…

    • Philadelphia Parking Authority, 8th and Filbert streets garage

Parking Authority unveils facelift plans for 8th & Filbert garage

At a small, softly lit, open house with candles, catering and a live, acoustic guitar serenade, the Philadelphia Park Authority (PPA) unveiled preliminary visions for its soon to be spruced up…

    • Tarps and buckets catch some of the rain water in 15th Street Station

Dilworth Plaza construction causes Market Frankford Line platform congestion

In September PlanPhilly reported that pedestrians were having trouble getting around City Hall because of Dilworth Plaza construction, but pedestrians above ground are not the only ones affected. Those traveling below…

    • PATCO 9th & 10th Street

Philadelphia passengers see PATCO improvements

In 2012, PATCO saw its ridership numbers climb to 10.6 million, its highest level since 1999. The service brought more than 4.5 million passengers to its four Philadelphia stations, including 1.8…

    • Traffic on the Parkway
Eyes on the Street

More Park, Less Way reflects larger transportation trends

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway has always reflected Philadelphia’s general attitude toward transportation, and as the city rolls out More Park, Less Way: An Action Plan to Increase Urban Vibrancy on the…

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SEPTA declares capital funding crisis, opens dialogue with public

Tuesday, SEPTA held two public meetings to initiate its fiscal year 2014 capital budget development and to provide information on the authority’s current funding situation. Despite concerns that the system could…

    • The $100 million City Hall Station overhaul is on SEPTA's list of deferred capital projects

SEPTA to shrink without additional funding

SEPTA’s list of deferred state of good repair projects is going to become a list of closed infrastructure if transportation funding at the state level is not increased soon. The Media-Elwyn,…

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