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    • 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…

    • 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…

    • No Savesies

January 22: SEPTA energy capture program expanding | Paying for sidewalks at point-of-sale | Castor Ave traffic calming

A new public-private partnership will expand SEPTA's 2012 pilot program that captures the energy created when subway trains hit the brakes, reports Andrew Maykuth. "Constellation Energy Resources...will pay for and install…

    • 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…

    • SEPTA 24/7

September 21: SEPTA's YAC pushing bulk fare deals for universities | How to petition for traffic calming | Stober floats participatory budgeting

SEPTA's Youth Advisory Council, the organization charged with representing young people's perspective to the transit authority, started a Change.org petition for a new SEPTA School Partnership Program for bulk purchasing of…

    • 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…

    • Roundabout

Where should MOTU build modern roundabouts?

A few months ago we noted that PennDOT and the city were looking for some locations to install some modern roundabouts using Automated Red Light Enforcement camera revenue. The news was…

    • Bill Green

March 12: Green switches registration | WolfDOT and traffic calming | Fare evader crackdown

The Philly politics Internet is ablaze with Ex-Councilman, Ex-SRC chair Bill Green's decision to change his registration from Democrat to unaffiliated in advance of the Democratic primary. The context is that…

    • 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…

    • 6th and Christian

Readers: Brave the snow and send us your sneckdown photos

If there's one upside to the looming blizzard, it's the opportunities that street snow reveals for traffic calming. Say what?  Check it out: When snow accumulates on the street, and cars…

    • 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…

    • Vision Zero vs. Traditional thinking

Vision Zero: What it is, and why Philly Mayoral candidates will be talking about it

Sometimes the most powerful political innovations are born not because someone invents a brand new issue, but because someone invents a new story to tell about why some existing ideas fit…

    • Philadelphia | Mario Zucca

September 25: Clarke to propose new Department of Planning and Development | Kerkstra on PIDC | Traffic calming for tourism

Chris Hepp reports that City Council President Darrell Clarke is releasing a plan today, which he says has been in the works for over a year, for a new Department of…

    • 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…

    • Sneckdown

August 15: Worst South Philly intersection less bad | SEPTA strike less likely | Pop-up bike lanes | Real-time info and bus shelters

Despite its success in attracting about 50% higher ridership than the Night Owl buses, running the subways round the clock on weekends isn't bringing in enough money to cover costs, reports…

    • Pedestrian crash hotspots 2008-2012

Maps: Pedestrian death rates are higher in poorer areas of Philadelphia

One interesting theme from City Council's rollout of the CSI initiative was the recognition that some interest groups and constituents speak louder than others, which can distort Council members' sense of…

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