Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Philadelphia

Miraculous! Philly’s Open Streets Open Eyes During Papal Visit

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Father-son soccer in the street on 16th near Spruce pic.twitter.com/Mt47dbiHJo — Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) September 27, 2015 The official name for it was the “traffic box” — the 4.7-square-mile chunk of center city Philadelphia where incoming motor vehicles weren’t allowed when Pope Francis was in town this weekend. But rather than the traffic nightmare some anticipated, […]

Bike-Share Comes to Philly With the Launch of Indego

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On Thursday, Philadelphia’s long wait for a bike-share system came to an end with the launch of the 60-station, 600-bike Indego system, which is set to expand in the near future. At the kickoff, volunteers and officials — including Mayor Michael Nutter — rode about half of those bikes to their docking stations. I got to talk to […]

Philly Urbanists Launch Political Action Committee to Shake Up City Council

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In a move that may mark, in the words of Philadelphia Magazine, “New Philadelphia’s political awakening,” a group of Philly urbanists launched a political action committee earlier this month to support candidates who will reform local land use, transportation, and taxation policies. The new organization is called The 5th Square, a reference to the public space at […]