Tidbit Tuesday | Vehicle accessability between Philadelphians who rent and own their own homes

On Tuesdays, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.

This week we took American Community Survey data (2013 1-year estimate) and calculated the number of Philadelphia householders who own their own vehicle by whether they own or rent their homes.   According to the data, approximately 20% of home owners do not have access to a vehicle and 48% of home renters do not have access to a vehicle.

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MOTUnes Monday | I Got A Name

Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) brings you MOTUnes Monday, a selection of some of our favorite transportation and utilities-related songs. This week, we’re rolling down the highway with Jim Croce.

 

 

Tidbit Tuesday | Median Age of Philadelphia Commuters by Transportation Mode Choice

On Tuesdays, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.

This week we took American Community Survey data (2013 1-year estimate) and graphed the median age of the commuters who use each mode.  Please note that all ages are rounded to the nearest whole number.  As you can see below, driving alone and carpooling tends to skew older and walking and biking (or taking another mode) tend to skew younger.

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Note: We know that it is a little strange the bikes and taxis are grouped together, unfortunately this is how it is grouped for this question category on the American Community Survey.

MOTUnes Monday | Big Road Blues

Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) brings you MOTUnes Monday, a selection of some of our favorite transportation and utilities-related songs. This week, we’re picking back up with Corey Harris and the blues.

Bike Share Station Planning Report

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A bike share station planning update report is now available at http://www.phila.gov/bikeshare! (Click the big grey button labeled “Station Survey Report.”)

Earlier in the fall, we collected over 10,500 text-message, online, and paper surveys in response to 95 potential bike share locations. At two all-day Open Houses in November we spoke with over 400 people about the results, and we’re pleased to post the full update online.

The report describes bike share site planning and community outreach efforts and also details site-specific survey findings. The bulk of the report consists of one page snapshots of the feedback we received about each potential location. You’ll also see a map (visible above) showing the general locations that we’ve decided are most promising for Phase 1 of bike share (60+ stations in spring 2015), and those that are likely to appear in future phases, starting in spring 2016.

The map is NOT a final station map. We are continuing to investigate alternative locations using suggestions submitted via surveys and in consultation with community, public, and private partners. We are working to identify additional sites that didn’t appear on the initial map (e.g., near Suburban Station). A final station map will be available in spring 2015.

MOTUnes Monday | Freight Train

Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) brings you MOTUnes Monday, a selection of some of our favorite transportation and utilities-related songs. This week, we’re going’ from one place to another on a freight train with Taj Mahal.

 

Tidbit Tuesday | Recycling Reminders

On Tuesdays, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.

Did you know that disposing of some everyday items—such as batteries, mothballs, cell phone batteries, computer chargers, and aerosol cans—may require a special set of regulations due to the potential damage they can cause to people, pets, and the environment?

Not sure how to recycle household hazardous waste (HHW)? Review the City of Philadelphia Streets Department’s Hazardous Waste page for a list of HHW, as well as for the details on safe disposal.

The following places also make recycling easy:

  • Best Buy accepts most electronics
  • Home Depot and Ikea accept compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
  • Most auto-service centers accept engine oil, anti-freeze, and other automotive liquids
  • Whole Foods accepts batteries, Brita water filers, cork, plastic bags, and #5 plastics

MOTUnes Monday | 3 R’s

Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) brings you MOTUnes Monday, a selection of some of our favorite transportation and utilities-related songs. This week, we are reducing, reusing, and recycling with Jack Johnson.

MOTUnes Monday | This Train is Bound for Glory

Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) brings you MOTUnes Monday, a selection of some of our favorite transportation and utilities-related songs. This week, we are in Austin, Texas for Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and the Old Crow Medicine Show’s New Orleans-inspired cover of classic. *MOTU does not endorse any of the imagery associated with this video.

MOTUnes Monday | Freeway of Love

And we’re back! Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) brings you MOTUnes Monday, a selection of some of our favorite transportation and utilities-related songs. This week, we are riding on a freeway of love with Aretha Franklin.

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