Chinatown: Efforts Underway to Address Safety Concerns Near Vine Street Expressway

Chinatown: Efforts Underway to Address Safety Concerns Near Vine Street Expressway

Initial planning has begun on measures to address pedestrian and vehicle safety concerns near the Vine Street Expressway, or Interstate-676, in Chinatown. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, which is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization that serves Philadelphia and eight suburban counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, held a kickoff meeting for its “Reviving […]

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Brewerytown: Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Plan Works To Make Transportation Safer

Brewerytown: Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Plan Works To Make Transportation Safer

In Philadelphia, like most major cities, traffic accidents are a regular occurrence. Whether as pedestrians or those using bikes or cars, one is almost always at some risk when moving through the city. “About 100 people are killed every year in traffic collisions in Philadelphia,” said Charlotte Castle, coordinator for Vision Zero, a plan the […]

 

How To: Request A Pothole Repair

How To: Request A Pothole Repair

Operation Smooth Streets Have a pothole in your neighborhood or affecting your daily commute? You’ve got options. Operation Smooth Streets is Philadelphia’s initiative to extend the life of roadways through service repair. According to the Philadelphia Streets Department, the city has filled more than 20,500 potholes in 2017 alone. Who to Call Not sure where […]

 By Sean Carlin and Ali Watkins

City Hall: Contest Connects, Cleans Communities

City Hall: Contest Connects, Cleans Communities

[vimeo 77407917] For the residents of the 1600 block of Waverly Street, the city’s Clean Block Contest wasn’t just a chance to continue to spruce up the block. It was a chance to connect with all of the neighbors of their narrow side street in Center City. “Here, you walk out and your neighbors are […]