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    • The wide, high-traffic Boulevard poses a challenge to pedestrians

Rep. Taylor, AAA, and others rally for speed enforcement via radar and cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard

Tuesday morning’s press conference in a dollar store parking lot on Roosevelt Boulevard attracted a small crowd of curious onlookers. The event, called to rally support for a new bill to…

    • 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…

    • Map of Roosevelt Boulevard and surrounding area

Mayor Kenney kicks off latest round of Roosevelt Boulevard planning. Will it be the last?

Jim Kenney invited the press to the Mayor’s Reception Room Wednesday afternoon to announce the launch of a 3 year, $5 million “Route for Change” study to make Roosevelt Boulevard a…

    • SEPTA bus

SEPTA proposes BRT-lite, and a new bus route linking University City, Brewerytown and Grays Ferry

Ah, the signs of springtime in Philadelphia are all around us! Cherry blossoms bloom, river trails crowd, beer gardens pop-up, and new SEPTA bus routes proposed. It’s time once again for…

    • The wide, high-traffic Boulevard poses a challenge to pedestrians
Eyes on the Street

City gets $2.5 million to plan Roosevelt Boulevard bus rapid transit

The Roosevelt Boulevard works well for no one. It is a 12-lane nightmare replete with crashes, gnarled with rush hour traffic and inadequate transit options in an era of growing ridership.…

    • NEast Philly

Five years of NEast Philly archives are just a click away

In 2008, Shannon McDonald created a small hyper-local blog called NEastPhilly.com that had a daunting mission: become the go-to news source for 400,000 Philadelphians who live in Northeast Philly. McDonald succeeded…

    •  Roosevelt Boulevard from Oxford Circle, 1927 | (Image #7688) Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Roosevelt Boulevard, Oxford Circle and beyond in 1927

This week the great hyperlocal news site NEastPhilly.com announced that they’ll cease publication on December 31, 2013. So in tribute to their five years of devoted Northeast Philly coverage, we turn…

    • DVRPC-led study will look at improved public transit on Roosevelt Boulevard

Roosevelt Boulevard heavy rail too expensive, study looks at other options

For years, the city, regional planners and residents have looked at Roosevelt Boulevard and daydreamed of bringing heavy-rail mass transit to the wide, high-traffic corridor that bisects Lower Northeast Philadelphia. But…

    • A possible future for Castor Avenue, from the Lower Northeast District Plan.
Eyes on the Street

PCPC approves Lower NE Plan, supports 50-foot stream buffer | Lou Kahn's new park | Philly seeking state help for AVI | PPA tickets Scalia

Tuesday’s Philadelphia City Planning Commission meeting had a full agenda, ranging from district plan approval, neighborhood plan acceptance, and evaluations of zoning questions. Some highlights from PlanPhilly: The Lower Northeast…

    • Vision for Castor Avenue, from the Lower Northeast District Plan

Planning Commission adopts district plan for Lower Northeast

The district-level comprehensive plan for Lower Northeast Philadelphia was Tuesday adopted by Philadelphia City Planning Commission.The Lower Northeast includes 5.92 square miles, more than 100,200 residents, and the neighborhoods of…

    • The Pennypack Creek Bridge is more than 300 years old. | courtesy of Fred Moore
Eyes on the Street

Textizen results | Pennypack Creek Bridge honors | UC KIZ starts Emerging Technology Collaborative | skate ban expansion | Roxborough demo update

Textizen worked best with transit riders, reports NewsWorks. As part of two district planning projects, the City Planning Commission solicited public input via text using Code for America's Textizen tool.…

    • The draft plan for the Lower Northeast calls for more live-work spaces, like those at Globe Dye Works

Draft plan for the Lower Northeast aims to address medical, transit needs of growing population

The recently released Planning Commission draft of the district-level comprehensive plan for the Lower Northeast calls for new health and transit services to keep pace with a growing population and new…

    • Along the creek in Lawncrest | Flickr user Chambo25 | Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed turning green with infrastructure

Thanks to a $58,000 EPA grant, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will help implement 10 new green infrastructure projects to the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed aimed at improving water quality, controlling stormwater, and…

    • Neighbors preview highlights of Lower Northeast plan

Neighbors preview highlights of Lower Northeast plan

Residents of Lower Northeast Philadelphia got a preview of the district plan they helped city planners create for their district Tuesday evening during an open-house presentation at Globe Dye Works in…

    • After a water main broke at 21st and Bainbridge Sunday night, the Fire Department helped evacuate residents via boat. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

After the flood South of South | Assumption lawsuits continue | Lower Northeast plan update | Liddonfield site to Holy Family | illegal work at Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery

After a water main broke at 21st and Bainbridge Sunday night, the Fire Department helped evacuate residents via boat. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupIf you’re a…

Eyes on the Street

June 11-15: Lower Northeast District Plan meeting | Turning the Page for Change | New Questions for an Old Planet | 'The Muppets'

Lower Northeast District Plan Meeting Tuesday, June 12, 6:30-8:30pm. St. Martin of Tours School, 5450 Roosevelt Boulevard. At the second district planning meeting for the Lower Northeast planners will discuss public…

A plethora of special city planning meetings and opportunities for public input

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will be holding several special meetings and hearings in coming weeks. On Tuesday, on the 18th floor at 1515 Arch Street, the Planning Commission will hold…

    • First steps taken toward a comprehensive plan for the Lower Northeast

First steps taken toward a comprehensive plan for the Lower Northeast

Two roadways were on the minds of residents who participated in a public input session designed to help city planners map out the future of Lower Northeast Philadelphia. Participants want Roosevelt…

First public session on Lower Northeast District Plan set for April 3

The first public meeting on the District Plan for the Lower Northeast – including Frankford, Northwood, Oxford Circle,  Summerdale, and Lawncrest - is set for April 3. Philadelphia adopted the  city-wide…

    • White Light | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Civic hacking Philly, 410 Race development split, Germantown Settlement leftovers, restoring Philly's tree canopy, District Planning starts in Lower Northeast, searching for daguerro-row

White Light | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters, and happy first official day of spring. It's a busy day at the Planning Commission,…

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