What Went Wrong on Washington Avenue
A two-mile paving debacle in Philly symbolizes how government isn’t working for American cities
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
Want Less Traffic? Fix Trash Pickup
Philly 3.0’s engagement director on the unlikely solution to Philly’s congestion problem