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    • Dilworth Plaza should be completed in the fall of 2014. Photo courtesy of Center City District

Mid-year review: 2014 transportation predictions

This winter PlanPhilly looked ahead at 2014 and noted four exciting transportation-related projects scheduled for completion: SEPTA's New Payment Technology (NPT), bike share, the Schuylkill River Boardwalk and the Dilworth Plaza…

    • Part of the pedestrian triangle between JFK Boulevard, 15th Street and Dilworth Plaza has been barricaded

Philly gets $525,000 for pedestrian safety efforts

Philly’s streets are about to get $525,000 safer. Philadelphia has been selected as one of just three cities across the country to receive $525,000 in federal funding for increased pedestrian safety…

    • Philadelphia Bike Share

Bike share behind schedule but will be accessible without credit card

The roll out of Philadelphia Bike Share is slightly behind schedule, but it is going to be the first bike share system in the country that is accessible to residents without…

    • Grays Ferry Crescent, now the southern most portion of the Schuylkill River Trail will soon lead into Bartram's Mile

William Penn uses trails to build Delaware River constituency

The William Penn Foundation made a splash this month when it announced a multi-year commitment to spend $35 million aimed at protecting the Delaware River watershed as a critical source of…

    • The current bike lane shifts near the Schuylkill Ave end of the bridge

CHOP plans could impact South Street Bridge bike lanes

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s plans to develop a research and office campus at 700 Schuylkill Ave. could have a big impact on the South Street Bridge bike lanes. CHOP’s plans…

    • Bike lane potholes
Eyes on the Street

How to report bike lane potholes

Now that the snow and slush has melted and bike lanes are visible again, the Bicycle Coalition and Philadelphia Streets Department are teaming up to fill potholes in the city's bike…

    • Bike Cloud, by Ralph Tullie (location: Sister Cities Park)
Eyes on the Street

TEDxPhiladelphia: The new two-wheeled workshop of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and for the next few days we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". You can…

    • Art Meets Pavement
Eyes on the Street

Sculptural bike racks debut at Flower Show

Bike racks don't always have to be plain old U-shaped utilitarian pieces of street furniture. They can be street sculptures, opportunities to add texture or whimsy to the public environment. We…

    • Manayunk Bridge before construction, Photo courtesy of Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Manayunk Bridge closer to getting a second life

The transformation of the Manayunk Bridge into a sweeping bicycle and pedestrian trail, high above the Schuylkill River, is one step closer to fruition as the City solicits construction bids this…

Eyes on the Street

Artsy bike racks coming to Center City in summer

Imagine locking your bike to a cloud, or parking it amid huge blades of grass. That might be possible when new artist-designed bike racks hit the streets this summer. Last year…

    • Parking in a bike lane? Unloading is cool, parking isn't. Report parked cars to @PhilaParking
Eyes on the Street

Bike lane parking? Tweet it to PPA

Any city bike rider has run up against cars and trucks parked or double-parked in bike lakes all over town. It happens all the time. But now, the ever-vigilant Philadelphia Parking…

    • going nowhere fast
Eyes on the Street

Bike rack design competition extended to Sept. 30

Back in June we told you about the design competition for sculptural bike racks to be installed on plazas and sidewalks around Center City. The original submission deadline was September 4,…

    • The Cobbs Creek Trail is a mostly off-road, paved trail that runs along Cobbs Creek Park from 63rd and Market streets to approximately 70th Street and Woodland Ave
Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Making a day trip of the Cobbs Creek Parkway

As part of a summer “Staycation” series, Eyes on the Street is profiling outdoor getaways that Philadelphians can explore without having to go too far. Summer is winding down, and…

    • In addition to access, the bridge offers sweeping skyline views, Photo by Neal Santos

Report finds subpar bicycle access on Delaware River bridges

As bicycle advocates in New Jersey and Pennsylvania work to build The Circuit, a proposed 250-mile regional trail network, there is one major disconnect between trail segments in the two…

    • Grays Ferry Crescent bicycle-shaped bike rack.
Eyes on the Street

Call for artist-designed bike racks

Philly already has a few artsy bike racks - the sculptural post outside of Johnny Brenda’s in Fishtown, the bicycle-shaped racks at Grays Ferry Crescent, and the car-shaped bike corral on…

    • Fairmount Ave bike lanes
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount's new bike lanes are painted, ready to ride

New bike lanes are in on Fairmount Ave, and they're already getting plenty of traffic. The lanes showed up last week and run the length of Fairmount from Ridge Avenue near…

    • Cynwyd Heritage Trail

Circuit Coalition campaigns for renewed trail funding

In 2010, the William Penn Foundation made a $10 million grant to help build the region’s trail network. This summer that pool of money will be drained. To continue the trail…

    • Photo courtesy of Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

June 14-16: Film al Fresco | Juneteenth Festival | Finns and Swedes in America Festival | Father's Day Ride | 30th Street Craft Market | Bloomsday | Invisible River

It's Friday and that means we've rounded up some top events to help you make the most of this mid-June weekend. FILM al FRESCO 'Locomotive' Friday, June 14, 8pm.…

    • Neighborhood Bike Works youth set off down the greenway

58th Street Greenway officially open, connects Cobbs Creek and Bartram's Garden

After more than three years of planning, more than a year of construction and ongoing community involvement, the 58th Street Greenway opened Saturday. The 1.5-mile, $3.5 million trail provides a critical…

    • knightarts
Eyes on the Street

Among 43 Knight Arts Challenge winners, many will bring art to public space and neighborhoods

This year's Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia winners were announced Monday, marking the final round of of the three-year challenge grant program. Of the 43 winners, here are 14 winners that…

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