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    • Pine Street bike lane

Kenney pledges traffic enforcement, more balanced streets at Vision Zero conference

Kenney watchers are by now familiar with one of the Mayor-elect’s favorite ranting subjects: his disgust with construction sites hogging city sidewalks. From the way he talks about this common construction…

    • Baltimore and Springfield Avenues

Meet the City Council candidates running on Vision Zero

Last fall, when we first wrote about Vision Zero, the aggressive new approach to reducing pedestrian and cyclist injuries being employed in New York, San Francisco and Seattle, there was an…

    • SEPTA map

April 3: Capozzi out | Parking placards unenforced | Onion Flats redeveloping Front and Norris

Some contract employees are striking at Philadelphia International Airport over wages. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the Highway Trust Fund will run out of money in July. Commenter kclo3 alerted…

    • triangle park

March 11: Sawyer for Sheriff | Parks and Recs opposes velodrome | Triangle Park excavation mix-up

Philadelinquency blogger Christopher Sawyer really is running for Sheriff. Here is how many petition signatures each Mayoral candidate acquired. The Parks and Rec Commission is opposing a velodrome for FDR Park.…

    • Ice and Coal mural wall

January 26: Trujillo backing Kenney? | Incumbents circle wagons around Johnson | Middling airport transit

After botching the Alba Martinez endorsement, Ken Trujillo is officially holding back on supporting another mayoral prospect for the moment, though it looks like he's preparing to move staff and money…

    • Chestnut Street

Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduces Vision Zero resolution, as report highlights street safety issues

Transportation planner Jarrett Walker wrote an interesting blog post this week about a problem he terms the "uncontrolled loss of altitude" in planning that happens sometimes when cities let small-ball issues…

    • Economic development, Mummers style

December 10: Evans not running | Street drinking and economic development | Post-PNB skyline

#PHL2015 round-up: Dwight Evans won't run for Mayor, Tom Wyatt will run for an at-large City Council seat, and Mayoral candidate Ken Trujillo is skipping the second day of PA Society…

    • Bandit signs

December 8: Reading Terminal Market GM for Council | E-hailing regular taxis | Bandit sign crackdown

Paul Steinke, the general manager of Reading Terminal Market, is stepping down to run for one of the five Democratic at-large City Council seats. Juliana Reyes, fresh off vanquishing me for…

    • New NYC Speed Limit

Liveblog: Four ways Vision Zero advocates changed the politics of traffic calming in NYC

Last Friday, Transportation Alternatives held a one-day symposium on Vision Zero in New York City, bringing in transportation advocates and practitioners from around the country, including representatives from the Bicycle Coalition…

    • John Dougherty

November 13: Casino protest | Why SEPTA will continue 24/7 | Transpo platform ideas | Biking this Vortex

In response to rumors that the state is likely to award Philadelphia's second casino license to Live! in South Philly near the stadiums, over 300 people showed up to a community…

    • Tom Wolf

November 5: Governor Wolf | 2015 campaign begins | Sustainability office saved

There were few bright spots for the Democratic Party in yesterday's midterm elections, but the Pennsylvania Governor's race was an important exception, with Democrat Tom Wolf beating out Governor Tom Corbett…

    • 22nd st bike lane

Councilman Bill Greenlee still won't let Streets Dept. stripe bike lane planned for 22nd St.

When we last checked in on the 22nd St. bike lane saga, Councilman Bill Greenlee was opposing a bike lane for 22nd Street that is in the city's adopted Pedestrian and…

    • Councilman William Greenlee

Is "bikelash" on the decline in Philly because the bike-lashers are winning?

Streetfilms is out with a new video from last week's Project for Public Spaces conference in which I proclaim "bikelash" in Philly to be waning. I think that's generally true, at…

    • Delaware River protected bike trail

Six takeaways for Philly policymakers from the Bicycle Coalition's new report

Does it seem like there are more cyclists in Center City than there were ten years ago? Mayor Michael Nutter's administration embraced the goal early on of making Philadelphia the most…

    • Philadelphia's walkable, affordable neighborhoods

August 22: Philly has the most walkable and affordable neighborhoods | Density as the key to bicycle growth | Rt 10 Trolley service suspended | PNB letters

We heard mixed reactions from readers regarding the removal of the PNB letters from Philadelphia's skyline, it does seem like cause for concern that "no city regulatory agency had…

    • Melbourne laneway

July 23: Philly pols request ride-share exemption | Moody's downgrades PA | Pedestrianizing our alleys | Bike Coalition survey

Paul Nussbaum reports that Philadelphia-area lawmakers requested Philadelphia be exempt from the bill legalizing ride-sharing apps Uber X, Lyft, and Sidecar. If the bill passes, the services would be legal in…

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