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    • Chinatown's plaza over the Vine Street Expressway

Residents discuss capping Vine Street Expressway, other remedies at U.S. DOT forum

Barrier. Obstacle. Divider. Nobody at last week’s Every Place Counts meeting had anything nice to say about the Vine Street Expressway when asked for one-word descriptions of the submerged highway. But…

    • 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…

    • Donald Shoup, author of

Four ideas for fixing parking politics from Donald Shoup

The High Cost of Free Parking should not be as popular of a book as it is. It is a nearly 600-page, 20-year old collection of academic research by UCLA professor…

    • The 12-lane Boulevard has an 80-foot-wide central median

Northeast Philly residents help chart a 'Route for Change' on Roosevelt Boulevard

“There’s not enough time to cross. And even if it’s your light, the cars are turning, and you can feel the wind behind you as you’re crossing the street,” said one…

    • Parkadelphia

New 'Parkadelphia' tool visualizes Philly parking rules

Eighteen months ago, Lauren Ancona was frustrated that PPA had no easy visual reference for parking permit zones, so she made her own. From there, she taught herself to code…

    • Moyamensing

After the storm: what to do with the 'sneckdown' intersections

Another snowstorm, another flurry of stories about "sneckdowns"—the horrible-sounding portmanteau of "snow" and "neckdown." Our colleague Marielle Segarra at Keystone Crossroads published an explainer on the phenomenon Monday, noting…

    • 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…

    • Demographics by Commute Types

Infographics: Who bikes, drives, walks, or rides transit to work in Philly?

Attitudes about transit riders, cyclists, and motorists are heavily tangled up in identity politics. In the absence of good information, stereotypes tend to color people's impressions about how different types of…

    • Bus on Bus Stop Pad at 7th and Chestnut/Jim Saksa, PlanPhilly

SEPTA announces public-private partnership for energy-efficient retrofits

At its October meeting last week, SEPTA's board approved two sustainability projects made possible by the state's 2012 Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA) enabling public-private partnerships for financing energy projects.  SEPTA…

    • Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE)

Philly pols make cameos in PPA's new red light camera PSA videos

Wednesday’s Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) Board meeting saw local politicians taking star turns for red light cameras and saw a few sparks over shifts in the authority’s position on ride-hailing companies.…

    • #SEPTA247

Should Philly colleges give transit passes to all students?

Last year we took a look at Pittsburgh’s success bundling discount transit access into tuition at area colleges, and we were interested to see last week that SEPTA's Youth Advisory Council…

    • Zipcars Live Here

Zipcar will debut one-way trip service in Philly after successful trial-run in Boston

Ever wish car share worked more like bike share, where you can take out a vehicle in one place and drop it off in another, without having to worry about returning…

    • Bloc23

Stacks on stacks on stacks: Lessons for Philly's public housing officials from Graduate Hospital's ultra-modern Bloc23 project

When the Bloc23 mixed-use project from developer Stephen Rodriguez was approved by the ZBA back in 2012, Rodriguez explained that he wasn’t just out to build any old building. “I…

    • Eugene, OR

DVRPC Loosies: Roosevelt Blvd. transit analysis, solar regulatory reform, regional LED streetlight procurement

Returning briefly to our regularly scheduled non-Papal programming, there were a few updates worth noting quickly from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission meeting last Thursday that were overshadowed by ex…

    • Philly Closed

Papal event consultants confirming Ben Franklin Bridge closure, seeking I-95 shutdown and expanded security perimeter

We'll have a proper report out of this morning's Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission meeting later on today, but first, let's get to the latest news on the Papal visit. Michael…

    • A car parked in a crosswalk. (Jon Geeting/PlanPhilly)

Councilmanic Prerogative, Broad Street median parking, and planning politics in the Kenney era

Dylan Purcell and Michelle Tranquilli have an excellent data visualization of the newly-released city parking ticket data at Philly.com, looking at which blocks get the most tickets.  Ticketing was flat citywide…

    • Accessible Taxi

Parking Authority hears dueling remarks on wheelchair accessibility rule

Yesterday morning's Philadelphia Parking Authority board meeting was a pretty staid affair, with a few updates on issues we've been tracking. Earlier this year, the PPA proposed a rulemaking order (126-11)…

    • Philadelphia parking permits

Map: Here are all of Philly's residential permit parking streets

Keeping the exciting topic of residential parking permits alive this week, Office of Innovation and Technology data scientist and parking policy hobbyist Lauren Ancona is out with a new map of…

    • Residential parking permit, Philadelphia Parking Authority

Center City has more parking permits than parking spaces, and other fun parking findings

Center City resident William West has been busy the past few months collecting information from the Philadelphia Parking Authority about the on-street parking system and blogging the results at his site…

    • Average loss per passenger ride

SEPTA loses less money on fares than most other metro transit agencies

Every single US metro transit agency loses some money on each passenger trip, but how much money they lose varies. This piece at City Lab shows that, on that score, SEPTA…

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