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    • The eastbound South Street Bridge bike lane as it is today

Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities here to stay?

In May, legislation worked its way through City Council to make the Mayor's Office of Sustainability a permanent City of Philadelphia office. That got us wondering what will happen to the…

    • Dilworth Plaza should be completed in the fall of 2014. Photo courtesy of Center City District

Mid-year review: 2014 transportation predictions

This winter PlanPhilly looked ahead at 2014 and noted four exciting transportation-related projects scheduled for completion: SEPTA's New Payment Technology (NPT), bike share, the Schuylkill River Boardwalk and the Dilworth Plaza…

    • Philly's bike share system is set to roll out in spring 2015

Philly Bike Share must pass City Council to advance

The City has promised to launch a bike share system in spring 2015, but Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says if the legislation she introduced yesterday is not approved, the system could…

    • At key intersections stop bars will be moved back 12 feet from crosswalks

Bike, pedestrian improvements connect Spring Garden Street, Schuylkill River Trail

Long overdue bicycle and pedestrian improvements will soon help people cross from Spring Garden and 25th streets to the Schuylkill River Trail - an early action step in plans for the…

    • Part of the pedestrian triangle between JFK Boulevard, 15th Street and Dilworth Plaza has been barricaded

Philly gets $525,000 for pedestrian safety efforts

Philly’s streets are about to get $525,000 safer. Philadelphia has been selected as one of just three cities across the country to receive $525,000 in federal funding for increased pedestrian safety…

    • Philadelphia Bike Share

Bike share behind schedule but will be accessible without credit card

The roll out of Philadelphia Bike Share is slightly behind schedule, but it is going to be the first bike share system in the country that is accessible to residents without…

    • Double-decker bus wouldn't fit here

Sharing the road: SEPTA, City discuss bus-bike tensions

The conflicts between bicyclists and drivers are long standing and perhaps a bit tired, especially as more pedallers take to the streets. But there is another area of tension that gets…

    • Road closed

$16 million slated for city's worst streets

The Philadelphia Streets Department is on track to repair more potholes this winter than it has ever filled in a single season, but it’s not all bad news for the weatherworn…

    • Baltimore Crossing at 48th Street and Baltimore Ave

City solidifies plans for bike corrals, parklets and pedestrian plazas

With all of the slush, snow and polar weather, the last thing on most people’s minds right now is spending more time outside, strolling through greened pedestrian plazas, lingering at one…

    • Manayunk Bridge before construction, Photo courtesy of Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Manayunk Bridge closer to getting a second life

The transformation of the Manayunk Bridge into a sweeping bicycle and pedestrian trail, high above the Schuylkill River, is one step closer to fruition as the City solicits construction bids this…

    • Visible progress on the Schuylkill River Boardwalk, looking south from the CSX Bridge

The road ahead, transportation predictions for 2014

Newly arrived 2014 is going to be a big year for Philadelphia’s transportation scene. Multiple works-in-progress, each of which have been a long time coming, will be completed. Each stands to…

    • Center City transit concourse

SEPTA to improve user experience in Center City’s underground concourses

If you have ever cursed SEPTA while enduring a smelly Center City station that included suspect puddles which leaked through the walls even though it wasn’t raining, chances are you should…

    • 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…

    • bike share area

City barnstorms, answers bike share questions

The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) has been making the rounds, spreading the word about bike share.  In the last week and a half, MOTU officials have visited community…

    • Traffic on Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, one of the corridors targeted for improvements in new city plan.

Repainting Washington Ave. could mean realigning Washington Ave.

In the last three years there have been more than 900 crashes on Washington Avenue, and in that time, the lines and pavement markings that are supposed to safely guide cars,…

    • A bike share bike like Denver has

Will bike sharing beat SEPTA smart cards to finish line?

Will Philadelphia get bike share before SEPTA gets its smartcard payment system? Chances are it will be a close race.  This week the city released more details about the bike sharing…

    • Fairmount Ave bike lanes
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount's new bike lanes are painted, ready to ride

New bike lanes are in on Fairmount Ave, and they're already getting plenty of traffic. The lanes showed up last week and run the length of Fairmount from Ridge Avenue near…

    • After Complete Streets review, MOTU asked St. Christopher's Hospital to make streetscape changes to its expansion project, Photos by Neal Santos

Complete Streets handbook put to the test, modified

Roughly four months after the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) released the Complete Streets Design Handbook, MOTU has put the document to the test and begun revisions to…

    • SEPTA Transpass

SEPTA to impose TransPass limits

As part of its New Payment Technology (NPT) plans, SEPTA has proposed ride limits on monthly and weekly passes. If this is approved, Weekly TransPasses will be capped at 50…

    • April is for walkers: Several Philly groups will host bicycle and pedestrian events this month
Eyes on the Street

April is for walkers

Happy first day of April, Streeters! If you've been feeling cooped up the past few months, several Philly groups have events to help you get outside and harness the city's collective…

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