Tag Archives: summer

Volunteer for Philly Free Streets

Did you hear? Philly Free Streets will be back on North Broad Street on Saturday, August 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from City Hall to Butler Street and Germantown Ave. The four-mile stretch of road will be temporarily closed to cars, inviting people to walk, bike, and play. Each year, volunteers have helped […]

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 […]

A sweltering summer in Philadelphia: Tips for keeping cool and walking in the heat

According to the National Weather Service, excessive heat is the deadliest type of weather in the United States.  Each year, it kills more people than hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and lightning combined.  The elderly, infants, and those with physical and mental ailments are at especially high risk for the consequences of overexposure to heat. Taking precautionary […]