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    • Cars and bikes compete on many Philadelphia streets despite bike lanes.

Broad Street divided on Spruce and Pine bike lane remake

A crowd of nearly 150 braved the blustery winds Wednesday night to attend an open house on a proposal to move the bike lanes on Pine and Spruce Streets to the…

    • streets department photo otis

To reduce traffic deaths, city to create new bike lane crew

For years now, cyclists and traffic safety advocates have pushed for funds to reduce traffic deaths in Philadelphia from nearly one hundred a year to zero. The campaign’s brand is Vision…

    • Crash on Henry Avenue at West Queen Lane (file) | NewsWorks

Traffic deaths remain stubbornly high in Philly and across the U.S.

Despite a bevy of new safety features like automatic braking and lane departure warnings, a recent report by the National Safety Council (NSC) shows that traffic deaths across the United States…

    • Vision Zero Action Plan: Current conditions of Philadelphia street safety

Council President Clarke calls for Vision Zero implementation plan, despite existence of city’s Vision Zero Action Plan

In response to the death of Peter Javsicas, a multimodal transportation advocate who was hit by a driver on Tuesday while walking on the sidewalk near 16th Street and John…

    • 16th and JFK Boulevard, June 14, 2017

Advocate for multimodal transportation killed in crash at 16th and JFK

Peter Javsicas, a beloved figure in Philadelphia’s small world of transportation engineers and planners and Mt. Airy resident, died Tuesday evening of injuries sustained after a motorist jumped the sidewalk curb…

    • Delaware River protected bike trail

Vision Zero Action Plan: A Modest Proposal

On Tuesday the City of Philadelphia released a draft of its Vision Zero Action Plan, a three-year roadmap for the first leg of a long march towards zero traffic fatalities.…

    • Proposed Chestnut Street bike lane configuration from 2015 study by Philadelphia Streets Department

City plans parking-protected bike lane for Chestnut Street in West Philly

At Wednesday’s Vision Zero conference, the city’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (OTIS) shared its plans to build a parking-protected bicycle lane on Chestnut Street between 34th and 45th…

    • Throngs of cyclists and pedestrians taking advantage of a carless Saturday on South Street during the inaugural Philly Free Streets (Bas Slabbers/For WHYY)

City officials optimistic that 2017 will bring smoother, safer streets

Conversations about how Philadelphians should share the city’s roads often feel like a traffic jam: Tense, angry, and going nowhere fast. Little old ladies turn into virulent vulgarians, and Earth-worshipping vegan…

    • Kelley Yemen, Philadelphia's first Complete Streets Director |  Credit: Phillip Hussong

Street Diplomacy: How Philadelphia’s first Complete Streets Director expects to get the job done

After years and years of talking about Complete Streets—the idea of designing roads for all users, not just cars—Philadelphia has finally hired someone to lead the charge of rethinking our streets.…

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

House Committee hears emotional testimony in favor of speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard

Emotional testimony given at Friday’s hearing on speed cameras stirred up sad memories for Representative Ed Neilson. After listening to Angie Dellavella’s description of witnessing a pedestrian’s death first hand, and…

    • Bicycle
Eyes on the Street

Speak Easy: How to be hated on any city street in Philadelphia

I've used just about every mode of transportation that the city of Philadelphia has to offer. I've walked, run, driven cars, ridden motorcycles, and taken SEPTA, PATCO, taxis, the ferry, and…

    • New equalizer bars headed for Silverliner Vs | Emma Lee / WHYY

September 2: Front Street turnaround | Vision Zero's blind spot | Silverliner V update

Inga Saffron checks in on Front Street’s unlikely turnaround in Fishtown and parts of Kensington, as a street that’s gone from the bleak shadow of the El to one bubbling with…

    • Washington Ave - where bike lanes have worn away

Broad coalition forms Vision Zero Alliance to push Kenney on street safety [updated]

Philadelphia should be number one in a race to number zero, says a newly formed coalition of runners, cyclists, motorists, health care providers, business leaders and environmentalists advocating for the implementation…

    • Washington Avenue at 9th, August 2015
    • Delaware River protected bike trail

Kenney transportation chief talks complete streets at Chamber forum

At Tuesday morning’s Roadmap for Growth forum on transportation and infrastructure policy, sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Deputy Mayor Clarena Tolson delivered remarks that sounded like they could’ve…

    • 'Titanic' - Delaware Generating Station, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall

June 14: Hit-and-run spree continues | Horse-trading returns | Eastern Lofts in Strawberry Mansion

The recent rash of hit-and-runs continues, with a horrific incident last night in the Crescentville section of Roosevelt Boulevard. A woman crossing the street at a green light was thrown 200-feet…

    • Public Safety Services Campus

June 1: Kenney exploring Inquirer building for PPD HQ | Bike fatalities up | Parking space and people space

Despite spending around $40 million so far to turn the Provident Mutual Insurance Building at 46th and Market into a Public Safety Services Campus for the Police Department, David Gambacorta reports…

    • 2400 Market

May 31: Green City, Clean Waters turns five | 2400 Market riverfront promenade | 27 fatal crashes in 2016

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Green City, Clean Waters program, Philadelphia's nationally-recognized approach to complying with the Clean Water Act which emphasizes keeping stormwater out of the sewer…

    • PREIT/Macerich conceptual plans for the Gallery

May 23: Uber tax amended to stiff School District | Preserving The Gallery's inclusivity | Crash not accident

Matt Richtel at the New York Times looks at the increasingly successful campaign by street safety advocates to get state DOTs and journalists to use the word "crash" instead of "accident"…

    • Alexander Wilson School

April 14: Urban Ideas Worth Stealing | Another exit at OIT | Memorials of the Future

Our partners at Keystone Crossroads are hosting a half-day conference in Harrisburg on May 10th called "Urban Ideas Worth Stealing" featuring keynote speakers Governor Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale,…

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