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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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Broad Street Station restoration after fire, 1923. Photo credit: Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
Eyes on the Street

"How'd we get here?" Philadelphia's transportation history in photos

This month the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) turns five, and while celebrating its own, relatively short history, MOTU is also paying homage to the longstanding history of transportation…

    • Willow Grove Ave Bridge corrosion, photo courtesy of the Streets Dept.

Streets Department completes emergency bridge work, hopes for future funding

In 2005, large sections of two steel support beams beneath the Willow Grove Ave. Bridge near SEPTA’s St. Martins Station disappeared. They corroded to the point that they crumbled and essentially…

    • 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…

    • MOTU maps show how commuting patterns vary across Philadelphia. Map courtesy of MOTU
Eyes on the Street

Only 10 percent of Philadelphians walk or bike to work

As part of its ever-expanding social media outreach efforts, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) released the last of its three-part, “Tidbit Tuesday” series on Center City commuting patterns…

    • Members showed support for the proposed Fairmount Bike Lanes by raising their pink voting cards
Eyes on the Street

Civics support proposed Fairmount Ave bike lanes

A snowstorm postponed one vote, poor attendance another and a mail-in vote a third, but after approximately two months of public meetings, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has gathered votes…

    • 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…

    • MOTU's PSAs remind,
Eyes on the Street

MOTU launches PSA: It's road safety, not rocket science

The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) has launched a road safety PSA campaign coined “Its Road safety. Not rocket science.” The campaign is in an effort to remind…

    • The city installed a bike corral outside of Reading Terminal  Market on Filbert Street in 2012.
Eyes on the Street

Six new bike corrals offer in-street bike parking

Bike corrals have been popping up around the city, so we took to the street to capture some of the corrals in use. Since August, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and…

    • Some of the Logan parklet's first visitors used the various seating options in the
Eyes on the Street

Logan CDC launches the first parklet outside of University City District

The term parklet – a small park created in former parallel parking spaces – is relatively new to Philadelphia, especially Philadelphia’s low-income, less commercial neighborhoods. This week the Logan CDC and…

    • Logan CDC launches the first parklet outside of University City District

Logan CDC launches the first parklet outside of University City District

The term parklet – a small park created in former parallel parking spaces – is relatively new to Philadelphia, especially Philadelphia’s low-income, less commercial neighborhoods. This week the Logan CDC and…

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