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Bicycling

    • Washington Ave - where bike lanes have worn away

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 keep up. A boosted Streets budget could do more than…

    • philly bike share

As Indego gets in gear, bike-share entrepreneur says Philly learned from other cities' trials

On an overcast morning, a trio of bike mechanics stands in a cluster at the back of a mostly vacant, brick warehouse in Kensington. Mostly vacant, because behind the group sits…

    • Penn Street trail

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…

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ABOUT BICYCLING

There are many important factors and themes within the built environment that must be addressed in successful urban design. Planning at this scale goes beyond act of designing into the realm of public policy, civil engineering, environmental studies, social science, real estate finance, and others. 

Literacy in many different fields is required in order to bring all the elements of a city together into a cohesive whole. Listed below are some of the themes and disciplines that are important to navigating the built environment. Each page provides general overviews of the topics and how they relate to urban design, as well as how they come together in the City of Philadelphia’s planning process.

Each city has different mechanisms in place, so we hope these pages help explain what role each topic plays in Philadelphia, and demystifies the public process by showing how a citizen can work within it to address issues concerning the built environment.

We see this as a community resource and invite your participation and input. Please help us as we build out this resource by sharing information: email with suggestions for content or to request links to your site.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN BICYCLING

  • May 15, 2015

Bike to Work Day

8:00AM – 5:00PM
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