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    • 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…

    • Grounded in Philly
Eyes on the Street

New website helps gardeners secure vacant land

In the past year, the St. Bernard Community Garden fought to save its land from sheriff’s sale. The Sloan Street Community Garden lost a similar battle and was forced to relocate,…

    • 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…

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New infrastructure GPS targets improvement priorities

Last week, World Class Greater Philadelphia and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia released “World Class Infrastructure GPS,” a new ranking of the infrastructure investments needed to take Philadelphia to the…

    • Proposed SEPTA Regional Rail systems and zones

Hoard the tokens, SEPTA fares increase next week

SEPTA riders may want to stock up on tokens before the price jumps to $1.80 next week, and those who pay the cash fare for buses, trolleys and subways, should get…

    • Hawthorne Hall, Hidden City Festival
Eyes on the Street

Hidden City Festival opens doors to Hawthorne Hall and its past as secret society headquarters

What do the Knights of Pythias, a secret society established in 1864, and the Irish National Foresters Society, once the largest friendly society in Ireland, have in common?  At various times…

    • Cynwyd Heritage Trail

Circuit Coalition campaigns for renewed trail funding

In 2010, the William Penn Foundation made a $10 million grant to help build the region’s trail network. This summer that pool of money will be drained. To continue the trail…

    • Ruins at High Battery, Hidden City Festival
Eyes on the Street

Explore Fort Mifflin ruins (new and old) this Sunday and next

For the next two Sundays the Hidden City Festival invites guests to step into a space where it’s not quite clear what’s new, what’s old and what could be part of…

    • Olney Ave.

PennDOT plans Olney Ave. signal, safety improvements

Over the next few years, PennDOT will work to improve safety along Olney Ave. through a series of traffic signal and pedestrian environment upgrades. PennDOT held a meeting at Grover Washington…

    • Cecil B. Moore Mosaic, Courtesy of SEPTA and Jonathan Mandell
Eyes on the Street

SEPTA re-dedicates Cecil B. Moore Station

SEPTA re-dedicated its Cecil B. Moore Station to its namesake Cecil B. Moore and his legacy Monday morning. At the ceremony, SEPTA unveiled a new mosaic honoring Moore and a plaque…

    • Neighborhood Bike Works youth set off down the greenway

58th Street Greenway officially open, connects Cobbs Creek and Bartram's Garden

After more than three years of planning, more than a year of construction and ongoing community involvement, the 58th Street Greenway opened Saturday. The 1.5-mile, $3.5 million trail provides a critical…

    • Baltimore Crossing at 48th Street and Baltimore Ave
Eyes on the Street

University City District creates new Baltimore Crossing pedestrian plaza

Head west on Baltimore Ave from Clark Park and the greenery continues up the street. At several intersections along that route, planted islands liven up what could otherwise be vast expanses…

    • Heart & Soul: University City's Public Piano Project returns to Clark Park
Eyes on the Street

University City's public pianos return, this time to Clark Park

Heart & Soul, University City District's (UCD) public piano series has returned - bringing a little extra soul to the heart of University City. Now through June 16, UCD invites the…

    • City Ave Traffic

Region shifts shrinking funds to transportation preservation

Another regional report has more grim financial news for our transportation world.  Today, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) opens its Connections 2040 long-range plan to public comment. Of…

    • The DMD project will activate the 37th Street walkway
Eyes on the Street

Two placemaking projects to transform University City corridors

Two corridor transformation projects are coming to University City. Where the projects intersect at 37th and Market streets, leaders hope the initiatives will engage and activate the nearby universities, stakeholders and…

    • 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…

    • NPT turnstile models

SEPTA to gate regional rail stations for New Payment Technology

Big changes are headed for regional rail riders when SEPTA implements its new smartcard payment system on the rail network. The transition won’t happen until sometime in 2014, but critics are…

    • Bibotorium, Hidden City Festival at Fairmount Water Works
Eyes on the Street

Hidden City Festival turns former water plant turned aquarium turned pool into "Bibotorium"

Nearly two hundred years after Philadelphia became the first American city to build a municipal water system, a long abandoned portion of that system is open, once again, to the public.…

    • 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…

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