Tag Archives: SEPTA

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Kelly Edwards

What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? The scenic Philly streets and access to shops and restaurants make Philadelphia a great place for walking. I often walk home from my job at 10th and Spring Garden all the way back to […]

UPDATE: Working Together for Complete Streets in Philadelphia

City agencies such as the Planning Commission (PCPC), the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU), and other organizations like the Bicycle Coalition have been working hard to ensure that users of all modes of transportation can get along and travel safely in Philadelphia.  They have teamed up to create guidelines and regulations for what are known […]

Another distracted SEPTA patron makes the [international] news

A surveillance video of a man falling off the platform at the Berks station on the Market-Frankford El was the subject of a recent article in the UK’s Daily Mail.  The man was talking on his cell phone–further proof that distracted walking can be very dangerous!  Click the link below to read the article and […]

Article: “Distracted walking a growing phone-related danger”

Texting and walking is no laughing matter!  Last year, 1,152 people were admitted into hospital emergency rooms for “injuries suffered while walking and using a cellphone or some other electronic device.”  Phones, iPods, and other electronic devices take your attention away from your surroundings, making it easier to become a victim of a distracted walking […]

SEPTA receives funding for 69th Street Transportation Center improvements

SEPTA was recently awarded a $5 million grant through the Federal Transit Administration’s State of Good Repair and Bus Livability programs, which awarded $787 million to transit projects in 48 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico.  The money that SEPTA receives will be put toward the renovation of 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby.  The […]