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    • '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…

    • 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…

    • St. Laurentius Church is a Fishtown landmark. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

March 28: Historic designation battles in PA | NJ texting and walking crackdown | Street grids and transit

Parkway Corp is shifting strategy and selling a large surface parking lot at 20th and Arch, instead of developing it themselves, reports Jacob Adelman. One takeaway: "Not much open land…

    • Honest Tom's
    • North Front Street

March 9: Bike share's safety record | National Park Service's Philly love note | Front Street infill boomlet

A new study from Mineta Transportation Institute finds that bike share has a better safety track record than personal cycling. As Tom MacDonald points out, the finding that bike share…

    • The Res

February 29: SEPTA releases King of Prussia rail route | Streets Dept at The Res | Design Advocacy Group survey

SEPTA released their preferred route for the King of Prussia rail extension, reports Jason Laughlin and Laura McCrystal. "Both opponents and supporters of the project said Friday that the chosen plan…

    • 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…

    • Whale Bus

December 7: Placemaking for office tower plazas | Federal pilot for interstate tolling | O'Malley's cities agenda

Demolition has begun on the William Penn High School building, reports Brianna Spause. "Community leaders, education activists, William Penn alumni, and some District officials fought long and hard to save the…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Social seating

June 10: Two hit-and-runs in two days | Old City District neighborhood plan | Public space and social capital

Actor Michael Toner lost his leg after he was struck by a motorist in a hit-and-run at 11th and Market. 11th and Market is a repeat offender, as one of…

    • city hall cherry blossoms

April 14: City Hall Parking Lot getting a facelift | Free range kids | Cost savings of driverless trains

James Jennings has the details on the plans to improve the north apron of City Hall. Here's why seniors can't use their driver's licenses to get the discounted rate on…

    • MOTU: itsroadsafety.com

Mixed reviews for MOTU's snarky new pedestrian safety campaign

“A driver hits a pedestrian once every five hours in the city of Philadelphia,” says Ema Yamamoto, of the Mayor’s office of Transportation and Utilities. Standing at the corner of Cecil…

    • Washington Ave

What makes Washington Avenue so dangerous?

As an addendum to Jim Saksa's update on the political mess around Washington Avenue lane restriping, here's what we know about the safety situation on that bustling main drag. There were…

    • Market East

Map: The most dangerous places for pedestrians in each City Council district

On Friday, we showed you ten of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians across Philadelphia, along with an interactive map courtesy of Daniel McGlone at Azavea. Today, we'll show you the…

    • Pedestrian Crash Locations

Azavea and PlanPhilly map Philly's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians

Since 2008, the number of Philadelphia pedestrians hit by cars has held steady at over 1,700 per year. The exact number has jumped around a bit from year to year, but…

    • Where Philly runs

December 22: The #PHL2015 field | Reimagining the Athenaeum | Where Philly runs |

For those just tuning in to the 2015 campaign, Patrick Kerkstra has a helpful rundown on the candidates with some good insights on our political moment.  The market is betting on…

    • Evo

December 3: Velodrome for FDR Park | #PHL2015 and historic preservation | Origins of jaywalking

A group called Project 250 is proposed an Olympic-class indoor velodrome on a 4-acre parcel of FDR park. Contruction contracts for the 11-county Philadelphia metro region are up 54% over a…

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