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    • SEPTA Route 23 and old trolley tracks. www.phillytrolley.org

Streetsplainer: There’s no trolley, so why the tracks?

Sometimes, bicycling around a city can make you feel a little like Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. What’s a rolling boulder compared to a Ford Excursion rolling…

    • Ultrasonic device

Cheap ultrasonic device could help Philly police enforce PA's safe passing law

Bicycle advocacy groups have enjoyed a string of successes pushing state legislatures around the country to adopt safe passing laws, but getting those laws enforced is hard, both for political and…

    • Manhole covers will be reset before resurfacing.

PennDOT to resurface 22 miles of Philly streets starting July 6

Summer construction season is in full swing around Philadelphia, and PennDOT is about to dive in. PennDOT announced Wednesday evening that  will start repairing and resurfacing 22 miles of Philadelphia interstate…

    • Panel at Speak Easy Forum

Philadelphia Streets Under Pressure: A recap and resource kit

Under pressure. So describes the state of Philadelphia’s streets, where the competing interests of drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and delivery trucks often boil over into shouting matches and recriminations. As with anything…

    • Kimberly Washington shows off SEPTA protest shirt

Neighbors protest SEPTA building plans near Frankford Transit Center

As she started her comments before the SEPTA Board, Kimberly Washington, the executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation was calm, cool, even. But with every word, her voice filled…

    • Route 52, Photo by Ashley Hahn

SEPTA Board authorizes thirteen service changes, including split of Route 23 bus

The SEPTA Board adopted an annual service plan containing a baker’s dozen changes to its routes. SEPTA had considered sixteen proposals, culled from hundreds of public suggestions and staff recommendations, and…

    • Accessible Taxi

Parking Authority hears dueling remarks on wheelchair accessibility rule

Yesterday morning's Philadelphia Parking Authority board meeting was a pretty staid affair, with a few updates on issues we've been tracking. Earlier this year, the PPA proposed a rulemaking order (126-11)…

    • 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…

    • Philadelphia parking permits

Map: Here are all of Philly's residential permit parking streets

Keeping the exciting topic of residential parking permits alive this week, Office of Innovation and Technology data scientist and parking policy hobbyist Lauren Ancona is out with a new map of…

    • SEPTA Stations Providing Service During Papal Visit

Secret Service calling shots for (but saying little else about) Papal Visit

If you’ve been frustrated with the lack of details so far about road closures and other transportation disruptions to expect during the Papal Visit in September, there is one agency to…

    • Mayor Nutter at Papal Visit Transportation Conference

Is Philadelphia underestimating how many will come to see Pope Francis?

Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of the Families, described Pope Francis as comforting during today’s press conference on public transportation options when the Holy Father visits on September…

    • Three proposed

30th Street Station District Plan to reveal 3 bold diagrams for capping rail yards; seeks public feedback

On Wednesday, the 17-member organization team led by Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, PennDOT and SEPTA that is developing a comprehensive plan for the 30th Street Station District will unveil…

    • Septa Bus Advertisement/Emma Lee, WHYY

Chilly reception: New SEPTA ad policy will prohibit ads welcoming Pope, DNC

Philadelphia is pulling out all the stops to welcome Pope Francis when the leader of the Roman Catholic Church visits in September: organizers are amassing a heavenly host of volunteers ten-thousand-strong,…

    • Average loss per passenger ride

SEPTA loses less money on fares than most other metro transit agencies

Every single US metro transit agency loses some money on each passenger trip, but how much money they lose varies. This piece at City Lab shows that, on that score, SEPTA…

    • Bus Stop Pad at 7th and Chestnut St./Jim Saksa, PlanPhilly

Streetsplainer: What’s with those concrete pads in front of bus stops?

In front of some SEPTA bus stops, you might have a concrete pad in place of the usual stretch of potholes and asphalt. What are those things, and why are they…

    • PATCO

PATCO plans special passes, schedule for Papal visit

“We’re coming out with a new air freshener, just for the Papal visit,” Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson is saying, just before a meeting of the DRPA Finance Committee…

    • Zipcar at Park(ing) Day

As Zipcar passes the 400-car landmark, what's next for car-sharing in Philly?

Over at Citified, Malcolm Burnley has been building the case for turning more of Philadelphia's on-street and off-street parking spaces into dedicated spaces for short-rental vehicles like Zipcar and Enterprise. Burnley's…

    • 9th/10th & Locust PATCO Station Bike Racks/Photo Credit: Bennet Cornelius, PATCO

SEPTA and PATCO hop on bike trend to boost ridership

Last month, SEPTA released its first ever Cycle-Transit Plan, an addendum of sorts to its Sustainability Plan, detailing what the transit authority has done—and will do—to make it easier for cyclists…

Running to beat Philly gridlock

A traffic study earlier this year found that for the average 30-minute commute in Philadelphia, congestion on the road added an extra 18 minutes each day — totaling nearly 70 extra…

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