Topic: Philadelphia Streets Department
Guest Commentary: The Next Mayor Needs an Infrastructure Agenda
The issues that impact voters’ everyday lives are behind-the-scenes, in the streets and even in our homes. Philadelphia’s former managing director on some other things our next leader should pay attention to
Integrity Icon 2023: Hailing the Heroes of Our Streets
We’re looking for the sanitation superstars, pothole fixers, recycling champs, and anyone else who keeps our streets clean and safe. Nominate one as an Integrity Icon by March 31
Guest Commentary: How Surplus State Money Could Clean Up Philly — For Good
“Ya Fav Trashman” proposes using some of Pennsylvania's excess $12 billion to end illegal dumping and bring pride and progress back to Philly neighborhoods
Sussing Out — and Stopping — Illegal Dumping
Philly has more illegal dumping surveillance cameras than other major cities, but far fewer arrests and convictions. Here’s what we know about illegal dumpers — and a system that rarely stops them.
How Philly Fights Illegal Dumping
Why the dumpers are winning, and how the City can beat them
How To End Our Garbage Deluge
Philly already has two simple, inexpensive solutions to our city’s trash crisis. Will Philly’s leaders finally step up?
Surprise! Trash Pickup Is Terrible
Philly 3.0’s engagement director breaks down the City Controller’s new report on trash pickup during the pandemic. Spoiler: Even garbage collection varies by neighborhood
Mystery Shopper: How hard is it to get street closure permits in Philly?
Moving? Throwing a block party? In our latest Mystery Shopper column, one Philadelphian finds out how to (temporarily!) keep people from parking on your street.