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    • Bike lane potholes
Eyes on the Street

How to report bike lane potholes

Now that the snow and slush has melted and bike lanes are visible again, the Bicycle Coalition and Philadelphia Streets Department are teaming up to fill potholes in the city's bike…

    • 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…

    • Today the bike lanes that exist on portions of Washington Ave are faded almost beyond recognition

Bike lanes, angle parking, realignment coming to Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue today is hectic. It’s a major east-west corridor. It sees heavy traffic from delivery trucks that load and unload in the street or on the sidewalks. Cars park in…

    • Stormwater tree trench at Shissler Rec Center

Green Streets Design Manual makes street "greening" transparent, accessible

With all of the slush, snow, salt and grime, it may be hard to imagine Philly’s streets as anything other than gray, but the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Philadelphia…

    • Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE)

Philadelphia to get nearly $5 million in ARLE funds

Philadelphia is slated to receive nearly $5 million thanks to the most recent round of Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) Funding Program grants. Since 2010, the program has awarded $33.3 million…

    • 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…

    • Katz Lawson, left, and Levine, right, inspected one of the finished corners

Streets Department wraps up Society Hill ADA ramps, ends headache

After years of work, negotiations and delays, the city has finished installing handicapped accessible curb ramps in Society Hill. The 488 ramps were installed, per federal requirement, on 327 corners and…

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

Our second annual city-wide look at ongoing transportation projects

If all goes according to plan, by this time next year Philadelphia will have both a completed Dilworth Plaza and a decked out Schuylkill River Boardwalk. As crews chip away at…

    • Pine Street bike lane

Complete Streets Design Handbook now enforceable

This week, three years after Mayor Nutter issued his "Complete Streets" executive order and nine months after City Council passed the Complete Streets Bill, which called for the creation of…

    • 1800 Block of Carlton Street

Pilot gives historic street property owners more restoration control

Residents of Philadelphia’s designated historic streets could have a little more say in the preservation of their streets thanks to a pilot program being pushed forward by the Streets Department this…

    • 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…

    • Looking east down the Pine Street bike lane, from 22nd Street.

Less frequent paving creates challenge for Streets Department's bike lane painting

Five years ago, the Philadelphia Department of Streets was paving 200 miles of roadway per year. This year, the department will pave just 20 miles due to funding and capacity constraints.…

    • The handbook identifies which city agencies are responsible for approving various street components

Final Complete Streets Design Handbook aims to inform and guide development

Since Mayor Nutter issued his “Complete Streets” executive order in 2009, the city has been working to transform its nearly 2,600 miles of streets into “complete streets” – those that accommodate…

    • After 40th Street Bridge construction ends, work on the 41st Street Bridge will begin in late 2013

A city-wide look at ongoing transit construction projects

PlanPhilly transportation reporter Christine Fisher hits the pavement and calls around to the Philadelphia Streets Department, SEPTA and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation in order to bring you up to speed…

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