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  1. Frustrated by Philly politicians' failure to upgrade bike lanes, cyclists turn to the courtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 17 | PlanPhilly

    Outside Courtroom 426, a small shoal of bicycle-safety advocates gathered in a semicircle, seemingly dazed by their unexpected good fortune. "This is definitely a good outcome," said Kyle Leach, a Point Breeze resident and the plaintiff in the lawsuit that brought them all here.

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  2. To prevent chronic homelessness, Philly nonprofit offers some young adults more than shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 17 | PlanPhilly

    Jerome Maynard's two-bedroom apartment in Roxborough is a special place - not because of the beige carpeting and white walls, but simply because it's his. Roughly a year ago, the 26-year-old was homeless - and had been for the better part of a decade.

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  3. An intimate rowhouse block holds its own as towers rise around itRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 17 | PlanPhilly

    The 100 block of Mole Street looks like a lot of older rowhouse blocks in Philadelphia, but with more trees. The shaded street, with its neatly kept brick homes, feels like a poster child for the City of Neighborhoods.

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  4. No about-face on facadectomies in Philly just yet: They're still pretty rare hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | PlanPhilly

    The facade of the Royal Theater, with steel bracing in place to allow for its preservation in a new development. On South Street, the front exterior of the Royal Theater still stands, encased in steel.

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  5. A cherished mural falls victim to Philadelphia redevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | PlanPhilly

    Driving by 20th and Fernon streets, Darryl Roberts thought the mural looked like something was missing. But he didn't pay much attention.

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  6. One of Philly's oldest art collectives, Space 1026, to lose its home of 20 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | PlanPhilly

    One of Philadelphia's oldest artist collectives, Space 1026, will soon lose the space it has occupied for more than 20 years. Space 1026 has been in Chinatown since 1997.

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  7. Swimming in the Wissahickon isn't so idyllic: There's poop in it.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | PlanPhilly

    On a summer day, taking a dip in the creek at Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley Park might seem like a really good idea. The stream is surrounded by birches, sycamores and poplars, it's quiet and secluded - unlike the 71 public pools the city offers - and the water looks pristine.

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  8. In Common: What if the library could mend public life?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | PlanPhilly

    Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday. Next in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn checks out the Free Library's Center for Public Life, a new unit that's aiming to connect Philadelphians of every stripe through cultural and civic programs.

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  9. Freight trains using Regional Rail lines threaten to keep SEPTA from...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | PlanPhilly

    SEPTA general manager Jeff Knueppel took a moment to boast Tuesday afternoon while participating in an American Public Transportation Association conference call with national press on the efforts of commuter railroads to implement Positive Train Control before a federal deadline at the end of this year. "Since May 1st of 2017, SEPTA commuter trains have been operating under PTC on all 13 of our Regional Rail lines," said Knueppel.

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  10. Philly Free Streets: Enjoyed by walkers, cyclists, beach lovers - but not driversRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | PlanPhilly

    Alaina Ewins adds to a chalk mandala at Ridge Avenue and North Broad Street. The mandala was created by the Mural Arts Program in support of Philly Free Streets.

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  11. A hotter topic: Building heat resilience into multifamily housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | PlanPhilly

    Summers are getting hotter in Philadelphia. The average daily temperature in the eastern half of Pennsylvania has risen about two degrees Fahrenheit in the last three decades.

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  12. A walking tour of North Broad, ahead of this year's Philly Free Streets eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | PlanPhilly

    The city goes "car free" on Broad Street from City Hall all the way up to Butler Avenue in North Philadelphia Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. That's more than eight miles of "street access" for people to walk, bike, and play. You can jump in at any point.

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  13. To vanquish food waste, a competition aims to design and compostRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | PlanPhilly

    To the uninitiated, it sounds simple enough: Design a cheap, urban-friendly composting device that works at a neighborhood scale - something bigger than a backyard composting bin, but smaller than a commercial system that costs thousands of dollars to build. A competition to invent a new, better bin was launched last year by the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council, which is overseen by the Mayor's Office of Sustainability.

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  14. Parking Authority chief Petri offers up a sweeping legislative agenda for changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | PlanPhilly

    Sitting at a conference table, sporting a tie emblazoned with lines from the U.S. Constitution and a likeness of Independence Hall, Scott Petri began an interview with a warning for the reporter. "I sometimes get accused of giving too much information and that I'm, quote, 'overwhelming' people," the executive director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority said before launching into his plans to pass a suite of bills in Harrisburg and City Hall to save Philadelphia money, improve the School District's revenue streams, make ride-hailing safer, free up parking, and unclog the traffic jamming up Center City and University City.

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  15. Floating a solution to Philadelphia's parking-space quandaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | PlanPhilly

    Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday. Philadelphia has a parking problem.

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  16. Facade work refreshes 30th Street Station as Amtrak shops its commercial-district planRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | PlanPhilly

    When Pennsylvania Railroad moved its headquarters from Broad Street to 30th Street Station upon its completion in 1935, the shift was seen as an attempt to move Philadelphia's downtown to the west side of the Schuylkill. It didn't work.

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  17. Now that court has ruled, a resurgent Rebuild selects Harrowgate playground for rehabRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | PlanPhilly

    In the background of a Monday press conference at Heitzman Playground in Harrowgate, where city officials announced another site for Mayor Jim Kenney's Rebuild initiative, a slogan painted on the old Sterling Paper Co. resonated with the moment: "There's no clock when it's time to fly," read the words on the factory building, an artifact of the neighborhood's industrial past.

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  18. The high cost of being broke: TransportationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | PlanPhilly

    On the 11th floor of a Center City office building, Rian Franks and Jacqueline Chapman sit just a few feet away from each other. Both travel from West Philadelphia.

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  19. Grays Ferry's long-closed Lanier Playground reopens, with new hope and new purposeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | PlanPhilly

    Located in the heart of Grays Ferry, Lanier Playground had been closed since 2005, but memories of when it brimmed with activity stayed alive in longtime neighborhood residents. You'd hear stories about the softball leagues that used to play deep into the night here, the handball tournaments, the annual "summer Olympics" that wooed local kids.

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  20. Philly Free Streets, Part 3, moves to North Broad on Aug. 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 3 | PlanPhilly

    North Broad will be closed from Erie Avenue to City Hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the event. This third edition of Philly Free Streets will close the street to cars from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Erie Avenue to City Hall.

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