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    • Delaware River protected bike trail

Kenney transportation chief talks complete streets at Chamber forum

At Tuesday morning’s Roadmap for Growth forum on transportation and infrastructure policy, sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Deputy Mayor Clarena Tolson delivered remarks that sounded like they could’ve…

    • 'Titanic' - Delaware Generating Station, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall

June 14: Hit-and-run spree continues | Horse-trading returns | Eastern Lofts in Strawberry Mansion

The recent rash of hit-and-runs continues, with a horrific incident last night in the Crescentville section of Roosevelt Boulevard. A woman crossing the street at a green light was thrown 200-feet…

    • Public Safety Services Campus

June 1: Kenney exploring Inquirer building for PPD HQ | Bike fatalities up | Parking space and people space

Despite spending around $40 million so far to turn the Provident Mutual Insurance Building at 46th and Market into a Public Safety Services Campus for the Police Department, David Gambacorta reports…

    • 2400 Market

May 31: Green City, Clean Waters turns five | 2400 Market riverfront promenade | 27 fatal crashes in 2016

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Green City, Clean Waters program, Philadelphia's nationally-recognized approach to complying with the Clean Water Act which emphasizes keeping stormwater out of the sewer…

    • PREIT/Macerich conceptual plans for the Gallery

May 23: Uber tax amended to stiff School District | Preserving The Gallery's inclusivity | Crash not accident

Matt Richtel at the New York Times looks at the increasingly successful campaign by street safety advocates to get state DOTs and journalists to use the word "crash" instead of "accident"…

    • Alexander Wilson School

April 14: Urban Ideas Worth Stealing | Another exit at OIT | Memorials of the Future

Our partners at Keystone Crossroads are hosting a half-day conference in Harrisburg on May 10th called "Urban Ideas Worth Stealing" featuring keynote speakers Governor Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale,…

    • N 5th street

Northern Liberties neighbors talk traffic calming for 5th Street

Neighbors have long complained about reckless driving on N. 5th between Girard and Fairmount to no avail. But in 2016, seemingly broad agreement between new and long-time residents may finally have…

    • Robinson Building

February 12: Setting the Complete Streets agenda | Endangered Fishtown church up for sale | Parking ticket amnesty

Andrew Stober, former chief of staff at MOTU and current VP of planning and economic development at University City District, is out with an op-ed making the case that pedestrian injuries…

    • City Hall Parking Lot

January 5: RIP City Hall Parking Lot | Sanctuary City, again | Squilla wants a street-sweeping program

As he promised on the campaign trail, Jim Kenney officially ended the City Hall Parking Lot as one of his first acts as Mayor, Holly Otterbein reports. Mayors Ed Rendell…

    • Falls Bridge

December 22: Investors bullish on Philly apartment market | Falls bridge to close | Vision Zero in DC

Eli Rosen of Gebroe-Hammer Associates tells Inquirer real estate columnist Alan Heavens that he expects Philly's apartment market to keep going strong for the foreseeable future. "Investor appetite has been insatiable, and the…

    • The Granary (new building)

December 11: SEPTA regional rail changes | Rents down in Philly metro | $5 vehicle reg fee passes

SEPTA officials say the coming regional rail route changes are the most significant in 20 years, reports Hayden Mitman.  "[B]ecause of how the trains are linked in the system, [assistant general…

    • 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…

    • Sound of Market

December 3: Congress's status quo transpo bill | Community development on N3RD Street | Sound of Market

Councilwoman Cindy Bass’ Vision Zero bill passed out of committee this week, says Randy LoBasso, tacking an additional $5 fee onto vehicle registration to pay for stepped up street safety…

    • Leah Shahum

Q&A: Leah Shahum of the Vision Zero Network on taking local street safety action national

Vision Zero—the no-excuses approach to street safety that’s been gathering steam in many of our peer cities—ended up punching above its weight as a political issue in this year's mayoral…

    • Land productivity

November 30: Kenney's town hall meetings | Pearl planning Cambria hotel | Mapping land productivity

Philly Mag has the transcript of Patrick Kerkstra's interview with Michael Nutter from ThinkFest. Nutter touts the real progress the city has made on a number of fronts, but readily…

    • Bartram's Mile rendering

October 28: Resettling Syrian refugees | Vernon Park improvements complete | Bullet voting report

Max Marin checks in on the local planning process for resettling Syrian refugees. Officials think the best locations would be either Lancaster, Allentown, or Northeast Philly. An accounting of the…

    • Baltimore Crossing at 48th Street and Baltimore Ave

October 2: Bass proposes revenues for traffic calming | CyclePhilly app wins national award | Spurning mid-rise for mansions

Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced a bill establishing a new $5 vehicle registration fee that Act 89 gives counties the option to levy, reports Greta Iverson. The proceeds, which are required to…

    • Pedestrian Crash Locations

Three takeaways from NYC DOT's Vision Zero Talk at DVRPC

We've been covering pedestrian safety issues a lot over the past year as the Vision Zero issue has made its way into the election year conversation. Simply put, that's the idea…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.

September 18: Park(ing) Day | Schuylkill River Trail increasing police presence | Daylighting the corners

Happy Park(ing) Day! Check out this map to find a few temporary parklets to visit today, and tune in to our Twitter feed as we’ll be riding around taking pictures of…

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

September 8: 22,888 hit-and-runs since 2014 | SEPTA doubling number of stations open for Pope

There were 22,888 hit-and-runs in Philadelphia since January 2014, according to an NBC investigation by Mitch Blacher. This has police and some City Council members looking at heightened enforcement and…

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