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    • Indego unveiling

More Bike share details released as IBX unveiled as sponsor

In an eagerly anticipated rollout, Mayor Michael Nutter announced the official name and corporate sponsor of Philadelphia’s bike share program: Indego, brought to you by Independence Blue Cross. Flanked by…

    • George W. Childs Elementary School, vacated and locked tight since June 2010.

Apartments coming to shuttered school building in Point Breeze

A closed elementary school at 17th and Tasker streets in Point Breeze will be converted into an apartment complex and community space following approval by the Zoning Board of Adjustment last…

    • Indego

February 11: Bike Share details released | Food trucks <3 Kenney | How to fix Philly's open data policy

Independence Blue Cross will be the largest sponsor of Philadelphia's bike share system. The system, which will have 60 stations by this spring, will be called Indego, and the bikes…

    • Update: Commonwealth Court upholds Dilworth House appeal

Commonwealth Court hears preservation arguments

On Tuesday, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania heard oral arguments in two cases involving protected historic buildings in Philadelphia: the mid-century Dilworth House on Washington Square and a maimed and vacant…

    • Helen Gym

February 10: Helen Gym on protecting pedestrians | Kenney preservation bill in limbo | Capping U City rail yards

One interesting thing to watch this spring will be whether any City Council candidates grab the baton and run with the Bicycle Coalition's Vision Zero message. At Helen Gym's At-Large Council…

    • With more than 100 Silverliner Vs on track, regional rail advocates can focus more attention on passenger experience

SEPTA races to comply with federal law that other transit authorities ignore

SEPTA is on pace to meet a federal mandate to implement a safety system known as Positive Train Control (PTC) by the end of this year.  If it does, it will…

    • Doug Oliver

February 9: Doug Oliver on Uber | Big returns on bike-friendly development | Street or parking lot

Former Nutter spokesman and PGW executive Doug Oliver officially entered the Mayoral race this weekend, with an overt appeal to young adults. "Why can't Uber X work in Philly?" he asked,…

    • Green Line Parklet

February 6: GO-TIME | Philly's parklet strategy | Expanding SEPTA |

Governor Tom Wolf renamed the state's Innovation office GO-TIME, which stands for Governor's Office of Transformation, Innovation, Modernization, and Efficiency. Wolf wants to use the office to promote open data and…

    • MRuben
Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with NLNA's Matt Ruben

This week we’re kicking off Streetviews, a series of video Q&As featuring some of the city's bright neighborhood, design, and nonprofit leaders talking shop about the city's biggest opportunities and toughest…

    • PECO's new green roof

Blondell Reynolds-Brown wants to double the Green Roof Tax Credit

Philadelphia’s Green Roof Tax Credit program must not be attractive enough, reasons Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown. Last year, according to her office, only seven businesses applied for the credit, which is meant…

    • King of Jeans sign

King of Jeans sign heading to Provenance Salvage for display

Taylor Farnsworth at Passyunk Post noticed the iconic King of Jeans sign on East Passyunk Ave was being removed earlier today, and now we have a press release from David…

    • Traffic on DRPA toll bridges is down 13% since 2007.

DRPA update: New LCDs, now; real time info, soon; bridge work, neverending.

PATCO riders everywhere will get to enjoy staring at brand new LCD and LED screens while waiting for their trains by the end of this month. The Delaware River Port Authority…

    • Ice and Coal mural wall

February 5: New property activism tool | Italian Market beer garden | Epic bus commercials

Tom Wolf picked a bi-partisan pair of appointees to fill vacancies on the state Supreme Court. We're geekily excited for the PDQ Property Intelligence roll-out. Soon, for a fee, you'll…

    • Courtesy of George Matysik

Matysik drops out of At-Large Council race

George Matysik became the first candidate to drop out of the Democratic City Council At-Large primary late Wednesday night. In a statement released at 11:30 p.m., the former Director of Public…

    • Cycle Philly

Six months of Cycle Philly data shows which streets cyclists like best

The CyclePhilly app, a product of Code for Philly, the Bicycle Coalition, DVRPC, SEPTA, and the City of Philadelphia that logs cyclist trip data for planning purposes, has been up…

    • 2401 Washington Avenue, SE corner rendering | Harman Deutsch

Plans shaping up for apartment house at 2401 Washington Ave

Philadelphia’s Civic Design Review Committee reviewed plans for a 113-unit, mixed-use apartment complex at 24th Street and Washington Avenue on Tuesday ahead of a zoning board hearing at which the developers…

    • Mantua Greenway

February 4: Transport poverty areas | Anarchist ride-hailing app | Mantua Greenway | This Jawn Matters

Which areas are at risk of "transport poverty" in Philadelphia? These are areas where people are more likely to be poor, and are also more likely to have low quality transit…

    • 34th and Walnut
Eyes on the Street

How the Next Mayor Can Save Lives and Money

This week the Bicycle Coalition's Sarah Clark Stuart kicks off our election themed op-ed series arguing why Philly should become the next city to adopt Vision Zero policies to make our…

    • City Hall Tower
Eyes on the Street

What kind of city should Philly be?

Election season is a time for fresh ideas and urbanist groups of every stripe are advancing platforms with their takes on making Philadelphia a stronger, more livable, and equitable city. As…

    • Septa tokens

February 3: Campaign finance-palooza | Condo market tightens | Phasing out tokens

Anthony Williams emerged as the top fundraiser as the 2015 campaign finance reports trickled in yesterday. Ken Trujillo placed second in the money race, even as he's exited the race. Trujillo…

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