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    • Indego station at 18th and Washington around 1 PM Monday

“Hey, where’s my ride?!” – Indego Bike Share rebalancing act

On Friday morning, Saturday night, Sunday afternoon and again this morning, the Indego bike share docking station outside my house was empty. And that’s a good thing (no, really). It means…

    • Indego Bikes on Eakins Oval

Philly Bike Share hits the streets and so does Jim Saksa's GoPro video

“Happy Bike Share Day!” That was the popular, improvised greeting at Thursday’s launch of Indego, Philadelphia’s Bike Share program. For most there, the event was a celebration, the culmination of…

    • Washington Ave - where bike lanes have worn away
Eyes on the Street

For safer more complete streets, increase Streets Department budget

More than 30% of Philadelphia's streets are overdue for resurfacing but the Streets Department simply doesn't have the paving budget to keep up. A boosted Streets budget could do more than…

    • philly bike share

As Indego gets in gear, bike-share entrepreneur says Philly learned from other cities' trials

On an overcast morning, a trio of bike mechanics stands in a cluster at the back of a mostly vacant, brick warehouse in Kensington. Mostly vacant, because behind the group sits…

    • Penn Street trail
Eyes on the Street

Philly getting passed on protected bike lanes

Despite its high percentage of bicycle commuters and forthcoming bike share program, Philadelphia is falling behind when it comes to building protected bike lanes. The Better Mobility 2015 platform calls…

    • Candidates Bailey, Kenney, Oliver and Street. Moderator Kerkstra

Platitudes fly at Better Mobility Mayoral Forum

Like vegetables and tuna, candidate statements are better when they aren’t canned. But at last night’s Better Mobility Mayoral Forum, hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, almost all the…

    • Parklet | Ryan Collerd, University City District

HUD's Harriet Tregoning sells good urbanism as a competitive edge at DVRPC conference

Jim Saksa and I were on site at the Union League last Thursday, helping the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission ring in its 50th anniversary at their Breaking Ground conference on…

    • New bicycle-pedestrian ramp coming to Ben Franklin bridge in Camden

Start of work on Ben Franklin Bridge pedestrian and bike ramp inches a teensy bit closer

Last month, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission awarded $800,000 to the Delaware River Port Authority for building a pedestrian and bicycle ramp over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The funds were…

    • Nelson Diaz (Photo courtesy of Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Q&A: Nelson Diaz on affordable housing, attracting new business, and expanding SEPTA

PlanPhilly sat down with former Common Pleas Judge, Department of Housing and Urban Development General Counsel, Exelon Director and current Mayoral contender Nelson Diaz last week for a wide-ranging conversation that…

    • Penns Landing Park by day,  © Hargreaves Associates & redsquare

DVRPC authorizes study for capping I-95, gets funding for bike trails from William Penn

A number of transportation projects, including the dream of capping part of I-95 to improve access to Penn’s Landing and the expansion of the Frankford Creek Greenway Section, took another step…

    • Philly Bike Share open house at 30th Street Station, November 2014
Eyes on the Street

Making bike share reflect Philly

Will Philly Bike Share be the exclusive province of tourists, suits, and hipsters or will its users be as deeply diverse as the city itself? The answer to that question will…

    • suburban station bike parking
Eyes on the Street

Better Mobility 2015: Five no-brainers

    • MOTU installed a new bike corral outside of the market on Filbert Street.

The economics of bike corrals could have us singing "yippie ki-yay"

“Bob and Barbara’s really needs this,” says Marcus Ferreria of the South Street West Business Association. What’s the “this” in that sentence? A discount of PBR? New bathroom facilities? No. Like…

    • Washington Ave, Photo courtesy of Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

Washington Avenue restriping plan aims for balance, offers minimal improvement for bikers

Washington Avenue is a rough street. Cars tango with trucks loading, people park in the median, pedestrians skirt forklifts, and cyclists have to weave through the chaos. Add to that badly…

    • Canal bridge lined with bikes, Amsterdam 2014.
Eyes on the Street

Bicycle Diary: Postcard from Amsterdam

I’m in Amsterdam, in the bike shop equivalent to Pep Boys, picking out a souvenir Dutch bike bag when the “Streets of Philadelphia” comes on the store's radio. It was as…

    • 22nd St now
    • DVRPC roads, rails and region

DVRPC okays trail, bike plans for Montco

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) last week approved $266,000 in grants to five Montgomery County projects, according to County Commissioner Leslie Richards, who also serves as chair of DVRPC.…

    • Spring Garden Street pop-up greenway

Photos: Spring Garden St. pop-up greenway offers a glimpse of Spring Garden St.'s potential

Last week, Ashley brought us up to speed on the status of the Spring Garden St. greenway, and told us about an event organized this past Saturday by the Pennsylvania Environmental…

    • 22nd st bike lane

Councilman Bill Greenlee still won't let Streets Dept. stripe bike lane planned for 22nd St.

When we last checked in on the 22nd St. bike lane saga, Councilman Bill Greenlee was opposing a bike lane for 22nd Street that is in the city's adopted Pedestrian and…

    • Is this a good spot for a Philly Bike Share Station? | photo via MOTU
Eyes on the Street

Speak Up: Help decide where Philly Bike Share stations should be

Wondering where the first round of Philly’s bike share stations might be? Look around and red dots mark the spots. The city has identified 100 possible bike share stations, and as…

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