Streets Department


How Philly’s New Street Lights Could Actually Be Harmful

As Philadelphia continues its citywide transition toward more energy-efficient LED street lights, there’s growing concern for residents’ health and safety. According to Plan Philly, 3,708 […]


The Streets Department Has Filled 17,298 Potholes So Far in 2018

In just two short months, Philadelphia’s Streets Department has already filled 17,298 potholes across the city in 2018. Yes, that figure is totally accurate, and […]


Traffic Lights Out? City Says Power Outages, Heavy Rain to Blame

Traffic lights out near you? You’re not alone. Drivers and pedestrians are reporting a plethora of traffic light outages across the city on Monday, including in […]


City Says It’s Sorry That Your Trash Hasn’t Been Picked Up

Trash pickup is one of those basic city services that people expect to work correctly, and then they freak out, rightfully so, when things go […]

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No More Curb Recycling for Christmas Trees in Philly

The holidays are officially over – and that means Christmas trees will soon litter every curb in Philly. But those looking to recycle their trees […]

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Philly Just Got Bigbelly Trash Cans You Don’t Have to Touch

This summer, we were thrilled to tell you 275 new trash cans were on their way to Philly. You would think new trash cans wouldn’t be […]

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City: You Can’t Recycle Greasy Pizza Boxes

The city of Philadelphia has a helpful reminder for environmentally-concerned pizza-lovers: you can’t recycle greasy pizza boxes. 


Will This Clean Up Philly’s Pothole Problem?

Mayor Jim Kenney unveiled his budget address last week, and one aspect might stand out for Philly’s bikers, joggers, walkers and drivers: the mayor called […]


Streets Commissioner Donald Carlton Arrested for Assault After House Party Fight

Less than six months after Mayor Jim Kenney appointed him Streets Commissioner of Philadelphia, Donald Carlton is facing charges of simple assault and recklessly endangering […]

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Comcast Workers Love Wawa So Much, They Got Their Own Crosswalk

The darkest time at the Comcast Center was in early 2012. Things were good at the company. But the Wawa was under renovation. I was […]


Repair Blitz to Close Lincoln Drive on Saturday

If you use Lincoln Drive between Germantown and East Falls, you’ll have to find another way to get where you’re going this Saturday. That’s because […]


Fix It: The Terrifying Unmarked On-Ramp Near Eakins Oval

The unmarked on-ramp on 24th Street in Philadelphia is a death trap. I mean, look at it on the right. Located alongside Eakin’s Oval on the […]


Pedestrian-Friendly Upgrades Abound on East Passyunk Avenue

“This intersection is a pedestrian nightmare,” Sam Sherman says. Fortunately, by this time next year, the harrowing experience that is crossing 12th and Passyunk on foot […]

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Philly’s Rainbow Crosswalks Look Awful After a Week

I guess there was just too much twerking on those new rainbow crosswalks at 13th and Locust Streets. After having their triumphant debut less than […]


Why Are Philadelphia’s Streets So Filthy?

Every snowy week this past winter, my block in Bella Vista resembled the site of a garbage strike. Lumpy piles of trash built up day […]