Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Pennsylvania

Why a Struggling Industrial City Decided Bikes Are the Way Forward

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Reading, Pennsylvania, isn’t your stereotypical biking mecca. It’s a low-income, largely Latino, post-industrial city of almost 90,000 people. But without much of anything in the way of bike infrastructure, Reading has the third-highest rate of bike commuting in Pennsylvania and is among the top 15 cities on the East Coast. Some civic leaders in Reading have seized on the […]

Highway Boondoggles: Pennsylvania’s Mon-Fayette Expressway Plan

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In a new report, Highway Boondoggles 2, U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group profile the most wasteful highway projects that state DOTs are building. Today we highlight Pennsylvania’s $1.7 billion Mon-Fayette Expressway plan, a highway plan that has outlived its reason for being.  The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the state Department of Transportation have been trying to […]