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    • MLK Drive trail | Bob Bruhin, EOTS Flickr Group

MLK Drive Trail wins $500,000 grant for restoration

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) approved a $500,000 grant to restore nearly four miles of trail running along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at its monthly board meeting Thursday.…

    • Adams Avenue Bridge

PennDOT rehabilitating and extending Adams Avenue, fixing major sinkholes under US-30 near Exton

Last week the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) approved PennDOT’s request to expedite a pair of construction projects on Adams Avenue in Bridesburg. One project will see the historic Adams…

    • Pedestrian Crash Locations

Three takeaways from NYC DOT's Vision Zero Talk at DVRPC

We've been covering pedestrian safety issues a lot over the past year as the Vision Zero issue has made its way into the election year conversation. Simply put, that's the idea…

    • Deliveries

The top congestion-fighting ideas from the Downtown Delivery Symposium

As Ben Plowden wrote recently at Next City, the public streets create a "wicked problem" for planners--a term used by social scientists to describe multi-stakeholder negotiations with competing priorities and…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.…

    • Philly Skyline from the Plateau

July 25: Philly as car-free retirement colony | Radar gun fight | African-Americans and bike share | $10.5B in new transpo projects

Philadelphia made TheStreet's top 5 list of cities for people looking to retire without a car. We've been seeing a lot of Baby Boomers moving to Center City, in addition…

    • CBO - Federal Transportation Funding Cliff

Act 89 limits Pennsylvania's exposure to the transportation funding cliff - for now

The federal government is about to start cutting transportation funding for state and local governments unless Congress acts soon to fund the Highway Trust Fund - the main source of federal…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.
Eyes on the Street

$1.5 million in grants awarded for bike share and South Philly bikeway

Philly’s forthcoming bike share program and bike infrastructure improvements for South Philly were given a welcome boost thanks to grants approved by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) board this…

    • The new bridge will have design elements that match SEPTA's St. Martin Station

Act 89 improves fate of transit projects banished to the "unfunded list"

For the first time in at least six years, the Pennsylvania Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) does not have an “illustrative unfunded list.” Instead, thanks to the passage of Act 89,…

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

"Better Bus" considered for Roosevelt Boulevard

Roosevelt Boulevard could get the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit-type transportation system - a “Better Bus.” Midway through a Roosevelt Boulevard transit analysis, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC…

    • 13th and Clover, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
Eyes on the Street

May 1: Rain recap | Home explosion, 3-alarm fire | Tax collection totals drop | Drexel health center expansion | App crowdsources bike data

Good morning Eyes on the Street! We hope you stayed safe during yesterday's downpour.  The rain may have let up but it will take some time for things to dry out.…

    • Spring Garden over the Schuylkill River and MLK Drive

DVRPC approves $99.7 million in state funds, King of Prussia Rail analysis

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) voted today to approve the region's first influx of Act 89 state transportation funding dollars - an addition of more than $99.7 million for…

    • connectorbridge

Bicycle and pedestrian counters coming to area trails

Anyone who jogs, strolls or rolls on the Schuylkill River Trail or Kelly Drive on a warm, sunny day knows that those trails get a lot of bicycle and pedestrian traffic.…

    • penn street trail

Region's trails get $250,000 boost from William Penn Foundation

Last fall, regional trail advocates said that the region’s trail funding future was unclear. Now those interested parties are getting a bit more clarity. Today, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning…

    • Manayunk Bridge before construction, Photo courtesy of Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Manayunk Bridge closer to getting a second life

The transformation of the Manayunk Bridge into a sweeping bicycle and pedestrian trail, high above the Schuylkill River, is one step closer to fruition as the City solicits construction bids this…

    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge bicycle and pedestrian ramp

Thirteen projects receive remaining trail funds

Last week we reported that the region’s trail funding future is uncertain, in part because the $10 million grant that the William Penn Foundation dedicated to trail building three years…

    • Broad Street between Callowhill and Noble streets is one of the city's structurally deficient bridges

Traffic counts show regional travel decreased, transit ridership increased

The latest travel numbers are in, and likely due to the recession, they show that overall travel activity in the Delaware Valley dropped between 2005 and 2010. That’s roughly on par…

    • Tacony Creek Trail

Region's trail funding future is unclear

This fall, the pool of money that has been infusing the region’s budding trail network for the past three years dried up.  The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has doled…

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