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You Don’t Drive? Doesn’t Matter: You’ll Still Pay at Least $1,100 a Year So Others Can

Owning a car is expensive. Turns out, not owning a car is expensive as well. The average U.S. household subsidizes car ownership to the tune of […]

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Philly Is An Urbanist Utopia Right Now

Philadelphians are taking the city’s streets back from cars this weekend. As Pope Francis makes his way through the region, major highways and roads in the area […]

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Indego to Add 24 New Bike Stations in 2016

The wildly-successful Indego bike-sharing program will grow by a third next year, with 24 new bike stations, most of them to be clustered around city parks […]

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Death at the Doorway of City Hall

Around 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning, two young visitors to Philadelphia in town for the Made in America concert were struck and killed by a […]

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New York to Philly Among Largest Metro-to-Metro Migration Flows, Says Census Bureau

Feel like you’re always running into former New York denizens? It’s not surprising given that new statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the New York to […]

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SEPTA Is Trying to Become More Bike Friendly

SEPTA Regional Rail is booming. Last year the service set a ridership record: 37.4 million trips were made last year. To meet demand, SEPTA is buying new […]

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State Bill Would Require Bicyclists to Wear Reflective Clothing at Night

A bill has been introduced to the Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee which would require bicyclists to wear highly visible reflective clothing at nighttime under all circumstances. But the safety-minded legislation, sponsored by […]

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3 Reasons Millennials Will Stay in Philly

Will cities be able to hold onto millennials as they grow up? It’s a big and scary question. Governing interviewed local officials from five cities that millennials have flocked […]

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The Brief: Why Your Reverse Commute Is So Wretched

1. Why Philadelphia-area residents have some of the worst commutes in the nation. The gist: The Inquirer took a long look on Sunday at commutes […]

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A Simple Tool To Save Bicyclists’ Lives

It seems like every week there’s a new list of the most “bikeable” or “bike-friendly” American cities. Lo and behold, Philadelphia makes the Top 10. Cycling […]

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Insider: You Can’t Build a Parklet With a Bulldozer

Twenty five percent of the city’s land is devoted to transportation uses. We have 18 square miles of roads within Philadelphia – that’s over 8,700 […]

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10 Philly Streets Crying out for Protected Bike Lanes

Philadelphians bike more than you probably think they do. In fact, of the ten biggest cities in the U.S., Philly has the highest percentage of bicycle commuters. According […]

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One Way to Reduce Center City Traffic: Ban Private Cars

Dublin has one-third the population of Philly and is tucked within one-third of the square mileage. It’s comparably dense, but many times more congested. In the annual congestion rankings of […]

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How the On-Demand Economy Could Bring New Vitality to Kingsessing (and a Bunch of Other Philadelphia Neighborhoods)

When you think about Instacart or Postmates or even Uber, chances are the next thing on your mind isn’t urban planning. Just gimme my Shackburger, jeez! But there’s growing […]

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Headlines: Philly Among the Top 10 Most Job-Accessible Cities By Walking

Did you walk to work today? If you live in Philadelphia proper and answered “no,” all we can say is buddy, you best start taking […]