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    • 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…

    • Bicyclists forming a

After cyclist’s death, protesters form “human-protected bike lane” to demand long-delayed street safety improvements

Around 100 cyclists and traffic safety activists formed a human bike lane this morning near the site where a 24-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by a privately operated garbage truck…

    • Diagram of proposed typical N. American Street cross section

Time’s a ticking on TIGER grant funded projects held up by American Street redesign

The clock is ticking on a project to transform North American Street in Kensington from a barren industrial roadway into a verdant, commercial avenue. If the city doesn’t meet rapidly approaching…

    • 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.…

    • Crane Arts Building, Phillytrax

City advances redesign for North American Street, including 28-foot wide bioswale

North American Street could become the city’s premiere example of a green street, using the road’s expansive width to soak up stormwater with a 28-foot wide bioswale running up the center…

    • 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…

    • Reading, PA

April 19th: Wolf issuing state open data policy | Reading's 'complete streets' policy | Walking Philly's perimeter

Governor Tom Wolf will sign an executive order establishing an open data policy in Pennsylvania for the first time. The Commonwealth already has a Right to Know law, which is different…

    • Pennsylvania municipalities

February 24: The sad state of Philly rec centers | Municipal fragmentation in DelCo | Streets for all

Mike Newall pens a column on the deplorable state of so many Philadelphia recreation centers, and calls for action from the new administration. "[D]espite Center City's undeniable momentum, and Philly's…

    • Robinson Building

February 12: Setting the Complete Streets agenda | Endangered Fishtown church up for sale | Parking ticket amnesty

Andrew Stober, former chief of staff at MOTU and current VP of planning and economic development at University City District, is out with an op-ed making the case that pedestrian injuries…

    • Bourse rendering

February 3: Kenney appointing Complete Streets Commissioner | Papal parking | MRP's Bourse plans

Jim Kenney is creating a Complete Streets Commissioner position to advocate for multimodal design in street planning, reports Holly Otterbein, remarking on how quickly local transportation politics seem to have tilted…

    •  15 Trolley, 15th and Girard | Theresa Stigale

It's been a bumpy ride. Philly Transportation: A Year in Review

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s only natural to look back and reflect. Virtually every news story you’ll read this week, including this one, is some variant of “A Year…

    • Pine Street bike lane

Kenney pledges traffic enforcement, more balanced streets at Vision Zero conference

Kenney watchers are by now familiar with one of the Mayor-elect’s favorite ranting subjects: his disgust with construction sites hogging city sidewalks. From the way he talks about this common construction…

    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015
Eyes on the Street

December 3: Vision Zero Conference ticket giveaway

Over the last year we’ve talked a lot about Vision Zero, the international policy movement geared at eliminating traffic deaths. The premise: Crashes are preventable. Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has endorsed…

    • Festival Pier

October 29: DRWC close to selecting Festival Pier developer | S.S. United States could move to Brooklyn | Complete Streets in the House transpo bill

Jefferson Apartment Group and Haverford Properties Inc. are looking like the apparent favorites to develop the Festival Pier site on the Delaware River, reports Jacob Adelman. The team will present its proposal…

    • Will the

Philadelphia awarded $10 million in federal TIGER grants for Grays Ferry Swing Bridge and two Complete Street projects

Congressman Chaka Fattah and Senator Bob Casey both announced today, in separate press releases, that Philadelphia had been awarded $10.265 million in U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grants. The grant will…

    • Boardwalk on the Schuylkill

July 17: Senate saves TIGER | Pension funds for infrastructure | Eminent domain down the shore

Smart Growth America is asking the FHWA to adopt complete streets as the standard for National Highway System streets running through walkable urban areas. Advocates succeeded in saving the popular TIGER…

    • Split Second | Jhonte Haskins, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Speak Easy: Philadelphia Streets Under Pressure

Streets are shared spaces, but often they’re contested spaces too. Cyclists jockey with buses next to pedestrians tangoing with motorists. What should we do to make sure streets are safe for…

    • New NYC Speed Limit

Liveblog: Four ways Vision Zero advocates changed the politics of traffic calming in NYC

Last Friday, Transportation Alternatives held a one-day symposium on Vision Zero in New York City, bringing in transportation advocates and practitioners from around the country, including representatives from the Bicycle Coalition…

    • Traffic on Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, one of the corridors targeted for improvements in new city plan.
Eyes on the Street

Washington Avenue restriping plan aims for balance, offers minimal improvement for bikers

Washington Avenue is a rough street. Cars tango with trucks loading, people park in the median, pedestrians skirt forklifts, and cyclists have to weave through the chaos. Add to that badly…

    • Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler named 2011 Public Works Leader of the Year /  PlanPhilly | EyesOnTheStreet
Eyes on the Street

Rina Cutler on transportation advocacy and 'evolution not revolution'

Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler was half of a panel about the future of transportation in the city and state on Monday evening at PennDesign. The conversation ranged…

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