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Volunteers count vehicles in the bike lanes as upgrade work on Pine and Spruce is delayed

The bike lanes on Pine and Spruce streets are Philly’s versions of the watched pot that never boils. While volunteers from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia engage in a week-long…

    • Cars regularly stop in Philadelphia's bike lanes that aren't

After cyclist’s death, Philadelphia to upgrade bike lanes on South, 27th Streets

On Wednesday, the city announced plans to upgrade the bicycle lanes near the South Street Bridge by adding flexible delineator posts by “mid 2018.” The existing, painted bike lanes on 27th…

    • Mock up of conceptual plan for Chestnut Street

Blackwell backs parking-protected bike lane on Chestnut Street at community open house

A modest crowd of cyclists and West Philadelphia residents gathered at the Enterprise Center Wednesday evening to listen to planners from the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (OTIS) and the…

    • Indego bike share

PennDOT gives 13 bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects in Greater Philadelphia $9.3M

PennDOT announced the award of $33 million in federal grants to fund 51 transportation projects primarily aimed at initiatives improving pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. Southeastern Pennsylvania won 13 of those federal…

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Dozens gather to debate protected bike lanes on Pine and Spruce Streets

On Tuesday night, less than one percent of the residents in Washington West showed up to a neighborhood association meeting, nominally to hear a presentation about protected bike lanes. In actuality,…

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    • Pine Street bike lane

Philadelphia’s getting new protected bike lanes. Here’s where.

Thanks to $300,000 in federal Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds recently awarded by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and another $200,000 expected to come from PennDOT, the Philadelphia Streets…

    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Three big ideas from Old City District's Vision 2026 plan

Old City District unveiled the results of its Vision 2026 plan Wednesday night, which aims to provide a blueprint for urban growth in Philadelphia’s historic center, and the easternmost section of…

    • Pine Street bike lane

DVRPC awards $7.6 million for protected bike lanes, pedestrian safety, trails and lights on Manayunk Bridge

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) awarded $7.6 million in federal Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds to 11 multimodal projects across the region on Thursday. The money will fund lighting…

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DRPA Dispatch: No CEO pay raise until unions get their own; 5th Street Tunnel repairs expedited

Waiting, Tom Petty says, is the hardest part. Maybe for some, but not for Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) CEO John Hanson, who was all smiles when asked about his…

    • snOpen Streets

January 25: Maria Quiñones-Sánchez the insurgent | 12 state transpo reforms | Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership

PlanPhilly is conducting a 2016 Reader Survey for the next couple weeks, and we need your help to better understand what you value about our work, and how we can better…

    • Rendering of Race Street at 7th looking west with fully buffered bike lanes

Planners prescribe road diet for Race Street

When your midsection grows a bit too wide, it puts your health at risk: Time for a diet. When the midsection of a street grows a bit too wide, it also…

    • 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…

    • JFK and Market

March 24: Williams first on TV | Abraham opposes JFK bike lane | Kenney ethics paper

Jake Blumgart highlights that Lynne Abraham doesn't support a protected bike lane for JFK Blvd because lots of seniors live over there. The JFK and Market protected lanes were piloted successfully…

    • Manny Morales

March 17: MQS's dream challenger | Reopening Franklin Square | New tactical urbanism book

Seventh District Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez scored quite the primary challenger in Manny Morales, who's been curating something of a dream opposition research dossier for her on his Facebook page.  To reach…

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February 27: W Hotel rising | Kerkstra's Mayoral platform | Plastic bag tax

Pedestrian fatalities have been increasing in Pennsylvania. Construction has begun on the new W Hotel on the parking lot near 15th and Chestnut. There's a new push to tax plastic bags.…

    • view from Eakins Oval, by Jhonte Haskins
Eyes on the Street

2015 Civic Wish List

Each new year is full of unwritten promise. What kind of year will we collectively author for Philly? Here’s my annual civic wish list, six hopes for change in 2015. Share…

    • family biking

Family bikers want "no-drop" street designs, representation on Nutter's Bicycle Advocacy Board

This open letter to Michael Nutter from cyclist moms Dena Driscoll and Marni Duffy asking him to appoint a family biking advocate to the new Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board provides an…

    • Golden Triangle bike lane

November 20: Team Tony | Underpriced curb parking | How PGH builds bike lanes faster

Anthony Williams officially joined the 2015 campaign for Philadelphia Mayor, with the backing of US Congressman and Democratic City Committee head Bob Brady. Former DA Lynne Abraham also announced her candidacy…

    • 22nd St now
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