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    • Broad Street mural

June 21: Broad Street beautification for DNC | AirBnB collecting hotel tax | Private development, public ownership

South Broad Street is getting all tarted up for the DNC, reports Julia Terruso. Mural Arts will install a temporary mural on the Broad Street median between City Hall and Washington…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Roll-off trash container art
    • Hoverboard

January 11: Water rate increase proposed | Yards expansion | Temple bans hoverboards

The Philadelphia Water Department is proposing an 11% rate increase, reports Pat Loeb. “The Water Rate Board will set a minimum of four hearings and once we have the public input…

    • Fairmount Indego station

December 8: Philly's affordability in context | The real estate value of bike share | Art gallery closings

Via City Observatory, a new tool for comparing housing costs shows about 50% of Philadelphians live in zipcodes where the median rent is $1,000 a month or less, compared to…

    • 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…

    • Median bus lane

What does an equitable city street look like?

Bike safety advocacy has a problem. While a significant share of the growth in bicycle ridership in recent years has been coming from non-white, lower-income riders, the people elected officials most…

    • Cycle Philly

Six months of Cycle Philly data shows which streets cyclists like best

The CyclePhilly app, a product of Code for Philly, the Bicycle Coalition, DVRPC, SEPTA, and the City of Philadelphia that logs cyclist trip data for planning purposes, has been up…

    • Philly Car Share

December 17: Next gen car share | Traffic enforcement slackening | Observation deck

Philly police are on pace to write about a quarter of the traffic tickets written in 1998, despite an increase in pedestrian injuries, and enforcement of traffic tickets is basically…

    • 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…

    • Paper transfer

December 9: Paid transfers forever | The Great Reorganization | Unremarkable Danish intersection

SEPTA key - our new contactless fare system - should be a big improvement in many ways, but Duncan Black has some concerns. "It appears transfers still won't be free.…

    • 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…

    • Get Up

August 21: Our well-used bike lanes | 'This Old City' Mayoral platform | History of Taney | New Get Up street art

A new report from the International Transport Forum shows the United States slipping further behind other nations on street safety and reductions in traffic deaths. When American cities are confronted with…

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