The Philadelphia City Commissioners have announced the first batch of official polling places for the November 3rd election as well as the locations of “satellite election offices” where you can vote absentee in-person before Election Day. Use the map below to look up where your polling place is, as it may be different from where you usually vote. Continue reading
In June of 2020, City Council approved new easier permitting rules that allow restaurants to use sidewalks and parking lanes for outdoor dining, or even close streets to cars in some cases. Continue reading
As Philadelphia City Council deliberates over downzoning legislation, many cities across the US and internationally are taking drastic measures to increase access to transportation by encouraging Transit-Oriented Development. After the jump, check out Philadelphia's robust passenger rail network compared to our single-family-dominated zoning districts.
Inclusionary zoning bonuses provide housing incentives to developers, in exchange for including affordable housing considerations in their development. Eligible properties are limited by zoning classifications, and only apply to parcels where multiple units (e.g. apartments) are permitted. Continue reading
This crash map depicts pedestrian-involved accidents on Philadelphia's roadways, including state routes, from 2007 through 2017. In that 11-year period there were over 18,000 reported incidents, including 373 fatalities. Those figures for 2017 were 1,542 and 37, respectively. Continue reading