Ideas We Should Steal: Pedestrian Scrambles

Protecting both pedestrians and traffic flow is at the crux of the debate over redesigning Washington Avenue, which gets a hearing Tuesday. The answer may lie in a compromise used by cities around the world

By Courtney DuChene

Guess What’s to Blame for Keeping Washington Avenue Unsafe?

Despite 10 years of planning, the City’s failure to deliver on promises to make the South Philly arterial safer is the handiwork of a longtime good governance nemesis: councilmanic prerogative

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: The Folly of Philly’s Driving Equality Bill

As cities around the country work to protect residents from traffic accidents, a local resident contends a new bill passed by City Council makes walkers—and drivers—less safe

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Why Can’t Philly Stop Pedestrian Deaths?

More Philly walkers were hit by cars in 2020 than any other recent year. Blame for the City’s Vision Zero failure lies with a familiar culprit: councilmanic prerogative, says Philly 3.0’s engagement director

By Jon Geeting

More Art, Fewer Accidents?

A collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia and a South Philly neighborhood group aims to slow down speeding cars. Could it help reduce the nearly 500 serious traffic injuries in the city every year?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Reality Check: Not All Speed Cameras Are Created Equal

The City installed speed cameras along a deadly stretch of Roosevelt Boulevard this week. Is it Black and Brown Philadelphians, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, who will pay for them?

By Charles D. Ellison

Want Less Traffic? Fix Trash Pickup

Philly 3.0’s engagement director on the unlikely solution to Philly’s congestion problem

By Jon Geeting