Transportation

 By Kara Savidge

Parkside: Philadelphia 2035 Plan Shapes Future Neighborhood Growth

Parkside: Philadelphia 2035 Plan Shapes Future Neighborhood Growth

Through the Philadelphia 2035 plan, the City Planning Commission is attempting to define a unified vision for the city’s growth over the next 25 years. Beyond this comprehensive plan, the city aims to guide development through individual plans in 18 districts it has divided the city into. The first two district plans, set for completion […]

 By Christine Fisher

Parkside: Mayor Nutter Visits Key Bridge Construction Site

Parkside: Mayor Nutter Visits Key Bridge Construction Site

Mayor Michael Nutter visited the construction site at the 40th Street bridge connecting Mantua and Parkside on Thursday afternoon. Nutter visited the site to promote the passage of the Rebuild America Jobs Act and support those involved in the 40th Street bridge construction project. Thursday was a significant day for both the Rebuild America Jobs […]

 By Cory Victorella and Stephen Viafore

Brewerytown: Historical Trolley System Currently Derailed

Brewerytown: Historical Trolley System Currently Derailed

West Girard Avenue is host to the commercial corridor that runs through Brewerytown. Along these stores runs the historic trolleys that helped commuters travel up and down Girard Avenue daily. Recently, SEPTA announced that it will stop the service of the trolleys until Dec. 30, and replace them with diesel buses. The tracks from West […]

 By Natasha Shapiro

Germantown: An Urban Community for the Future?

Germantown: An Urban Community for the Future?

In an era largely dominated by the automobile, communities such as Germantown may be on the right track. The right walking track, that is. Used by architects and urban planners, the website “Walkscore.com” calculates just how walkable specific cities and neighborhoods are to live in. Once an address is entered, the website offers a score […]

 By Tina DiSerafino and Kimberly Cuenca

Feltonville: Condor Car Service Offers Convenient Luxury

Feltonville: Condor Car Service Offers Convenient Luxury

There are several ways to travel around the city. While some choose to walk and others ride bikes, thanks to Condor Car Service, located at 4754 Rising Sun Ave., residents of the Feltonville area are able to ride around in style. The services at Condor are almost endless. From transporting people to proms and weddings or simply […]

 By Amay Smith and Christina Trinh

Port Richmond: Plans for the Riverfront Discussed Over Water Ice in the Park

Port Richmond: Plans for the Riverfront Discussed Over Water Ice in the Park

Once upon a time the ‘River’ was the favored destination for waterside relaxation. “Everyone remembers days on the river. We didn’t need to go to the Jersey shore, that was our beach,” Patty-Pat Kozlowski told a crowd of Port Richmond residents attending the recent River Rumors meeting focusing on redevelopment plans for the Delaware River […]

 By Eliot Shorr-Parks

Ridge Avenue: New Bike Lane Should Ease Traffic Headache

Ridge Avenue: New Bike Lane Should Ease Traffic Headache

Residents living along Ridge Avenue in East Falls enjoy the benefit of being only a block away from scenic Kelly Drive. This route along the Schuylkill River Kelly is run on, biked on and even roller-bladed on by more than 15,000 people per month, making it one of the most popular destinations in the city […]

 By Passion Rutledge

North Central: Local Bike Shop Services Community Needs

North Central: Local Bike Shop Services Community Needs

Bikes of various sizes–all used–sit neatly in a row to the right of the front door. The bikes have price tags on them–some priced as low as $13 and some as high as $400. Bike tires hang loosely on hooks above the bikes for sale. Also for sale are used bicycle parts that are kept […]

 By Jennifer Lee and James Shields

Mount Airy: Group Moves Forward with Transit Village

Mount Airy: Group Moves Forward with Transit Village

After receiving a $100,000 grant from the city, Mt. Airy, USA, has moved forward with initial planning stages for a transit-orientated development at the intersection of Washington Lane and Chew Avenue. This was part of the $1 million worth of city grants the city’s Department of Commerce gave to local non-profit organizations. The non-profit community […]

 By Megan Paolini and Ian Romano

Northeast: Subway Lines May Reach Residents in 2035

Northeast: Subway Lines May Reach Residents in 2035

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is proposing a new subway station near the corner of Bustleton Avenue and Robbins Street, along Roosevelt Boulevard. The station would be a subway and elevated line station connected to the Broad Street line’s express tracks. The proposal, published in a city-wide blueprint for 2035, describes the Northeast as one […]