• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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Washington Avenue needs safety first

Washington Avenue is going through a well-documented public identity crisis as it transitions from a hard neighborhood boundary lined with…

Spotted: Temporary fixes for part of Camac Street's wooden block

I count Philly’s wee streets as some of our most special public places, and the block of Camac Street between Walnut…

For safer more complete streets, increase Streets Department budget

More than 30% of Philadelphia's streets are overdue for resurfacing but the Streets Department simply doesn't have the paving budget to…

Spotted: Bike Clouds, Green Zones

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here are two bits of larger bike infrastructure improvements I spotted…

Historic street repair pilot program starts in July

It’s no secret that we love Philly’s network of wee streets – from blue brick alleys to wood-paved Camac. So it’s…

Streets wants feedback on winter performance, introduces text alerts

Did your block look like this for half of the winter? Was your street a sheet of ice or cleared regularly? How…

How to report bike lane potholes

Now that the snow and slush has melted and bike lanes are visible again, the Bicycle Coalition and Philadelphia Streets Department…

Winter 2013-2014 Index

Here's a by-the-numbers look at winter 2013-2014 so far in and around Philly:Updated Feb. 19, 2014WINTER 2013-2014 By the numbers…

Trash talk: Streets urges patience as sanitation crews catch up

Christmas trees, overflowing recycling bins, stuffed plastic bags, and the remains of holiday cheer are forming unusually large mounds of trash…

Treecycle: How to get rid of last year's Christmas tree

Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does…

City leaf recycling runs Nov. 11-Dec. 20

It’s beginning to officially feel like fall and as you sweep up your sidewalk and rake your yards, don’t forget that…

Safer intersections through Center City paving project

A street resurfacing project underway in the southeastern part of Center City is set to bring more than smooth pavement to…

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…

Five years later, 40th Street Bridge opens

Five years after the 40th Street Bridge connecting West Philadelphia’s Mantua and Parkside neighborhoods closed, it is back and better than…

Winter abandoned bike sweep 11/29 and 12/6

If you've left a bike for dead on the street or simply haven't moved yours in a really long time, consider…

PSA: Leaf recycling starts just in time

If you're picking up after Sandy's mess this weekend, be sure to separate out leaves as you rake and sweep. Starting Monday,…

Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's Clean Block Contest, Day 4

The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Annual Clean Block Contest wrapped up last week, and today Ainé Ardron-Doley, one of this…

Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's Clean Block Contest, Day 3

Judging for the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Annual Clean Block Contest concluded last week. One of this year’s judges, Ainé…

September 24-28: Talk Complete Streets | Penn Museum community night | historic window workshop | AVI discussion

Complete Streets Discussion Monday, September 24, 6pm. Municipal Services Building, 1401 JFK Boulevard, Room 1450. The Mayor's Office of Transportation and…

South Street Bridge lighting gone wild

With the flip of a giant ceremonial switch on Monday night, the South Street Bridge's light towers were finally illuminated. Their…

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