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turn signals
City Life

What’s Your Excuse for Not Using Your Turn Signals?

I was born in the era when federal law first decreed that cars had to be equipped with turn signals (1956, Mr. Nosy Ned), so […]

congestion charge
City Life

Philly Should Charge People to Drive Into Center City

This article is one piece of a bigger story on climate change in Philadelphia. You can read the full story here.  Philadelphians waste more than […]

fatal crash database
City Life

You Can Now Track All Fatal Traffic Crashes in Philly

Philadelphia is home to one of the highest fatal crash rates in the nation. Over the last five years, our average traffic death — six deaths […]

traffic enforcement
City Life

How the New Chestnut Street Loading Zones Can Help Curb Congestion

No one likes driving on Chestnut Street. Absolutely no one. I say this as a fact. At all times of the day, the road feels […]

traffic enforcement
City Life

Philadelphians Waste More Than a Millennium Sitting in Traffic Every Year

We’ve all heard stories of (and most likely experienced) horrific traffic here in Philly. We’ve sat in congestion so soul-grinding it’s made us unforgivably late — or maybe even cost […]

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City Life

City to Step Up Ticketing of Bus-Lane Blockers Along Chestnut and Market Streets

If you’re taking an Uber or a Lyft in Center City this summer, you might want to tell your driver to avoid dropping you off […]

traffic congestion fees congestion pricing
City Life

Like New York, Philly Is Weighing a Traffic Congestion Fee

New York will soon become the first U.S. city to charge drivers to access its most congested neighborhoods — and Philly says it’s watching closely and […]

aggressive drivers
City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Use Your Freaking Turn Signal, You Jerk!

Philadelphia. We’re winners! The Super Bowl! James Beard noms! Bryce Harper! City of the Year!!! So none of us should be too upset that we only came in second […]

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City Life

A New Tool Makes It Easy to Find and Report Unapproved Street Blockages in Philly

Pretty much every Philadelphian will tell you the same thing these days: Traffic in the city feels like more of a nightmare than ever. Try to […]

City Life

Philly’s 20 Biggest Losers of 2018

At the end of the year, it is customary for us here at Philly Mag to take stock of the good, the bad, and the […]

City Life

Traffic Police Will Crack Down Around 30th Street Station This Fall

It’s happened to almost everyone who drives (I’d imagine): You’re following traffic slowly across an intersection, and you’re almost through to the other side when […]

trump road closures
City Life

Avoid This Area Ahead of Trump’s Visit on Tuesday

President Donald Trump is coming to Philadelphia on Tuesday, and that means one thing: traffic. Well, technically, it means two things: protests and traffic, which […]

City Life

Councilman Domb: Maybe It’s Time to Ban On-Street Parking in Center City

Anyone who navigates Philadelphia’s streets (whether by foot, bike, bus or car) knows they’re extremely clogged. Traffic seems like more of an issue than ever, especially […]

City Life

Gridlock: Center City’s Traffic Apocalypse

It’s a good problem to have, all the experts tell me. A symbol of our growth and vitality. A sign of just how hot our […]

City Life

Prepare for a Ton of Road Closures in Philly This Weekend

Driving in Philly this weekend might be a bit hectic (more than usual, at least). A number of festivals, parades and runs will shut down various […]