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Notes from the Greater Philadelphia Pedestrian and Bicycle Summit

On Tuesday, April 30, the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities and DVRPC held a summit on the state of walking and biking in our fair city.  Here are some takeaways from Tuesday’s summit that may be of interest to pedestrians. Ongoing trail network expansion Jeannette Brugger of the Planning Commission and Chris Linn of […]

Philadelphia Streets Department

Did you know? Philly Streets Dept. publishes a weekly schedule of streets being repaved!

The wheels of cars, buses, and trucks can easily roll over the uneven pavement on streets that are being repaved.  Pedestrians, however, do not have it quite as easy when crossing these streets.  Roadways that are being repaved can be hazardous for a number of reasons.  Manhole covers often protrude above the street, which can […]