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Philly Cyclists Call for More Bike Parking at Transit Stations

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Parking your bike around the city can be a daunting task, and according to the results of a recent Bike-to-Transit online map survey, that’s a statistically proven fact. 462 people were surveyed, and the results show that 87% of them want easier bike parking at public transit sites. The survey was performed by Continue reading »

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The Future of the Reading Viaduct: First Renderings Released

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Aside from rehabbing the Divine Lorraine Hotel, the Reading Viaduct has to be one of the most anticipated overhauls in Philadelphia right now. Over the past few years, a large number of bloggers, photographers and restoration advocates have snuck onto the abandoned railway to highlight its potential for a new Continue reading »

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Philadelphia: More Green Than Dirty?

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After being ranked the second dirtiest city in America earlier this year by a survey in Travel & Leisure Magazine, some may find it hard to think of Philadelphia as a leader in eco-friendly and sustainable initiatives. However, according to Judith Albert, Director of the Environmental Entrepreneurs Initiative, Pennsylvania ranks Continue reading »

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Councilman Darrell Clarke Wants Ads on City Hall

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If you’re counting, this is Councilman Darrell Clarke’s second horrible idea that may actually come to fruition. Not too long ago, we told you about his plan to ban construction around Temple’s campus because of neighborhood complaints, and now the councilman is hoping to turn City Hall into one giant Continue reading »

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Plans for New Spring Garden “Greenway”

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Spring Garden Street may be getting a makeover soon as plans to install a new “greenway” with a bike lane and sidewalk are currently underway. If completed, Spring Garden Street will look more like the Ben Franklin Parkway, with a large, tree-filled median to facilitate increased foot traffic. The 2.2 Continue reading »

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King of Prussia Set to Expand its Empire

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The King of Prussia mall, already the largest mall on the East Coast, announced plans Tuesday to expand once again.  The behemoth will be building a 14,000 square foot corridor to connect the Court and Plaza sections of the mall.  Currently you have to walk outside to get from one Continue reading »

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Rittenhouse and Franklin Square Get Lit Up for the Holidaze

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La Colombe was packed. It was midday on a Monday, so men in their man-suits and ladies in their lady-suits formed a human oxbow that stretched from the register, around some tables, and all the way to the front door. The door, somewhat unexpectedly, opens inwards, so there was a Continue reading »

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