Monthly Archives: August 2012
Generally when we think of traffic congestion, we visualize intersections overflowing with gridlocked cars, stationary automobiles on the freeway, and frustrated drivers honking at each other. However, traffic congestion can take multiple forms and can even benefit an area. Traditionally, … Continue reading
The Logan Community Development Corporation is working with the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to install a Parklet outside the Logan Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library. This Parklet is a flexible public space designed by the Philadelphia chapter … Continue reading
At the beginning of this month, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities along with the Streets Department and Philly 311 finished a successful campaign to clear many of the abandoned bicycles from city streets. Since keeping Philadelphia streets clean … Continue reading
The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) and the Streets Department recently released a draft of the Philadelphia Complete Streets Design Handbook (the Handbook) for public comment. The preferred street designs and management practices to provide all travelers with … Continue reading
Philadelphia has three brand new bike corrals! And five more on the way! The first of the three bike corrals was installed at Reading Terminal Market on Filbert Street, the second outside the Whole Foods Market on South Street, and … Continue reading
Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) showcases a transportation song. This week, we’ll take a stroll down “Les Champs Elysees” by Joe Dassin.
Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) showcases a transportation related song. This week we’ll take a ride on the “Night Train” by James Brown.
One of the major Goals of Philadelphia’s Greenworks program is to reduce our vulnerability to rising energy prices. A significant factor in this is the ability to purchase electricity from renewable sources. In fact, the fourth target of this goal … Continue reading
The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities has released a draft of the Complete Streets Design Handbook for public comment. Complete Streets uses a variety of design measures and policies to make streets safer and more accessible for all types … Continue reading
Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) showcases a transportation related song. This week, we’ll take a cross-country trip with Simon and Garfunkel’s “America.”