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    • U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announces that Philadelphia is one of four cities to win his department’s “Every Place Counts” design challenge.

Philadelphia wins U.S. DOT design challenge to reduce impact of Vine Street Expressway on Chinatown/Callowhill

Flanked by local politicians, United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Monday that Philadelphia was one of four cities to win his Every Place Counts Challenge. Philly’s prize: a…

    • 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…

    • Pine Street bike lane

DVRPC awards $7.6 million for protected bike lanes, pedestrian safety, trails and lights on Manayunk Bridge

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) awarded $7.6 million in federal Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds to 11 multimodal projects across the region on Thursday. The money will fund lighting…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter, 2011 | Neal Santos for PlanPhilly

Mayoral Mobility: How Philly got around, got along, and got by under Nutter

PlanPhilly is taking a look back at Philadelphia during the Nutter Years and down the road at what to expect from the Kenney administration. Jim Saksa offers the next installment in…

    • Install team poses with newly installed bike corral in front of Bob & Barbara's (from L to R): Marcus Ferreria, Jack Prince, Steve Cobb

City says “OK, corral” for bikes at Bob and Barbara’s after two year wait

Stepping into Bob and Barbara’s Lounge on South Street can feel like taking a step back in time. On Friday and Saturday nights, you’ll hear the Crowd Pleasers rockin’ the joint…

    • Indego station

Indego popular for university commuters and joyriders, mixed results for low-income outreach

Unique among bike share programs, Philadelphia’s Indego attempts to serve lower income communities as an affordable, healthy, and green commuting option. Indego strives to be a model for other cities, a…

    • Toynbee Tile at 34th and Chestnut

Philly’s Toynbee Tiles are slowly dying out. Will the Streets Dept. be able to resurrect a few?

The Streets Department cares about Philly’s street art. No, I’m not talking about Streets Dept., the photographer with 143,000 followers on Instagram, although Mr. Benner obviously cares a little bit…

    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015
Eyes on the Street

Washington Avenue needs safety first

Washington Avenue is going through a well-documented public identity crisis as it transitions from a hard neighborhood boundary lined with commerce into an an even more mixed-use place. Questions of…

    • Route 66 Trackless Trolley

Get your kicks on Route 66: Philly’s first line with transit signal prioritization also under consideration for stop consolidations

As SEPTA’s popular Route 66 trackless trolley runs up and down its six-mile stretch of Frankford Avenue, it stops dozens of times. At some points, the stops are less than 300…

    • Indego

Indego Bike Share cruises to 180,000 rides in first 100 days

Barely a month since it surpassed 100,000 rides in record time, Philadelphia’s bike share system, Indego, shows no signs of slowing down. The new system dealt out over 180,000 rides…

    •  15 Trolley, 15th and Girard | Theresa Stigale

Who owns the streets of Philadelphia? It’s complicated...

Who owns the streets of Philadelphia? If you were like me, you would probably say, “Bruce Springsteen” and grin smugly, as though this wasn’t the millionth time someone made…

    • Indego

Indego hits 100,000 ride mark faster than peer cities, will expand next spring

Like your cousin’s baby that’s already talking at 9 months, Philadelphia’s bike share system is advanced for its age, having hit the 100,000-ride mark just two months after its debut.  …

    • MOTU PSA on the 23 bus stop at 11th and Lombard.

Streetsplainer: Why do the buses stop every block?

“Why do we stop at EVERY corner?” is one of the more common complaints among younger bus riders. It seems intuitively obvious that stopping more=slower rides, especially when you stop to…

    • Pine Street bike lane

Cyclists, pedestrians lack a good crash reporting system

Jake Liefer was getting his morning workout in, bicycling down Gray’s Ferry Avenue towards 34th street, when it happened. Liefer, 30, was heading straight past a gas station. Low on gas,…

    • 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…

    • Rittenhouse West bike pilot

MOTU is piloting a buffered bike lane on Rittenhouse Square West

Yesterday in the Greater Philadelphia Planners, Urbanists, and Designers Facebook group (which you should all join), my friend Jake Liefer tipped us off that a new buffered bike lane had unexpectedly…

    • MOTU: itsroadsafety.com

Mixed reviews for MOTU's snarky new pedestrian safety campaign

“A driver hits a pedestrian once every five hours in the city of Philadelphia,” says Ema Yamamoto, of the Mayor’s office of Transportation and Utilities. Standing at the corner of Cecil…

    • Rina Cutler

Rina Cutler departing Nutter administration for senior job at Amtrak

Mayor Michael Nutter announced Friday afternoon that his Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, Rina Cutler, will be leaving to take a senior position at Amtrak.  Cutler will become the Senior…

    • Indego unveiling

Philly Bike Share update: How cash rentals will work, apps, maps and more

I first encountered bike share in Barcelona. It was 2009 and I was desperately hungover, having spent the last few days in a small town Hemingway made famous and partaking in…

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