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    • Jan Gehl
Eyes on the Street

Walking Market Street with Jan Gehl

Cities should be for everyone. Cities should make people healthy and happy. Cities should be designed to respond to human nature and needs. What would a designer who has based his…

    • 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…

    • Penn Street trail
Eyes on the Street

Philly getting passed on protected bike lanes

Despite its high percentage of bicycle commuters and forthcoming bike share program, Philadelphia is falling behind when it comes to building protected bike lanes. The Better Mobility 2015 platform calls…

    • suburban station bike parking
Eyes on the Street

Better Mobility 2015: Five no-brainers

    • Schuylkill Expressway
Eyes on the Street

PA transportation spending and data score card

In Philly complete streets are a priority and we’re seeing more precious street space given over to projects that make the city more hospitable for people on foot, on bike, and…

    • Streak of sky, Photo by Blog King
Eyes on the Street

November 22: No trolleys Sunday | State funds bike projects | PATCO escalator still broken | Building better solar panels | Artist fights to save studio from supermarket

Happy Friday, Streeters!  Trolleys won't run in Center City on Sunday. All lines will be down for routine maintenance between 5 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday. The 11, 13,…

    • Cynwyd Heritage Trail Map 2012
Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Cynwyd Heritage Trail

As part of a summer “Staycation” series, Eyes on the Street is profiling outdoor getaways that Philadelphians can explore without having to go too far. To kick off the Staycation…

    • Grays Ferry Crescent bicycle-shaped bike rack.
Eyes on the Street

Call for artist-designed bike racks

Philly already has a few artsy bike racks - the sculptural post outside of Johnny Brenda’s in Fishtown, the bicycle-shaped racks at Grays Ferry Crescent, and the car-shaped bike corral on…

    • Fairmount Ave bike lanes
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount's new bike lanes are painted, ready to ride

New bike lanes are in on Fairmount Ave, and they're already getting plenty of traffic. The lanes showed up last week and run the length of Fairmount from Ridge Avenue near…

    • Snyder Avenue Theater
Eyes on the Street

May 15: Ride of Silence | University City High future | Ben Franklin Bridge walkway update | theater-spotting | I-95 nightmares | Schuylkill ecological art

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s buzzing this Wednesday morning. Bike Week continues this evening with a Ride of Silence, a bike ride to honor cyclists killed while riding their bikes…

    • Members showed support for the proposed Fairmount Bike Lanes by raising their pink voting cards
Eyes on the Street

Civics support proposed Fairmount Ave bike lanes

A snowstorm postponed one vote, poor attendance another and a mail-in vote a third, but after approximately two months of public meetings, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has gathered votes…

    • benjaminfranklinbridge
Eyes on the Street

Wishing on 2013 [part 1]

With 2012 safely behind us, I've been ruminating on what I hope 2013 will hold in store for our city.  In 2012 we saw plenty of planning successes and several years-in-the-making…

    • Sharrows , like this one on Spruce Street, are meant to direct bicycle traffic and instruct drivers and cyclists to share the road.
Eyes on the Street

Do sharrows make a difference?

A recent Grist article on “sharrows” got Eyes on the Street wondering just how much of an impact sharrows* - those white bicycle on top of two chevron symbols painted on…

    • Nicolas Mirra locks up along Rittenhouse Square.
Eyes on the Street

Love Note #27: Nicholas Mirra loves the bike-ridden fence on Rittenhouse Square

As promised, Eyes on the Street will occasionally feature especially plannerdly Philly Love Notes culled from the growing collection on the Philly Love Notes blog. For our first installment, the…

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

Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multi-modal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • Ghost | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group

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