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Friday Links – 6/7/13

Here’s a roundup of the latest pedestrian news, brought to you by Feet First Philly. Have a great weekend! AARP’s Livable Communities initiative aims to create “great places for all ages.” In this article on their website, Sarah Clark Stuart of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is praised for her work on bike and […]

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 […]

Parklets gaining popularity

“Parklets” are small public spaces, typically set up in parallel parking spots, that repurpose areas usually reserved for cars into places where pedestrians can comfortably congregate.  They often include movable tables and chairs, planters, and other placemaking features.  Philadelphia’s first parklet, at 43rd and Baltimore Avenue, was first installed in 2011 and returned this year […]

New pedestrian plaza at 42nd and Woodland!

A new pedestrian plaza is popping up at 42nd Street and Woodland Avenue in University City! According to the Naked Philly real estate blog, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the plaza on September 19th. Do you know of any other underutilized paved areas that could be redesigned as public space for pedestrians? Tell […]