Clean Air Council

The Hub 10/11/17: Clean Air Council’s Weekly Round-up of Transportation News

“The Hub” is a weekly round-up of transportation related news in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Check back weekly to keep up to date on the issues Clean Air Council’s transportation staff finds important.


Curbed: Suburban Station’s retail concourse is getting a much-needed makeover– Commuters are about to have a very different experience bustling through Suburban Station  to the Market Frankford Line or Regional Rail.  The planned renovations will take one of Center City’s most used transit hubs from drab to fab.


Next City: Philly Takes Safer Streets Plan Beyond the Usual Urbanists – City government and the Vision Zero coalition worked hard to get input from folks from every neighborhood and demographic.  They knew they would hear from the dedicated urbanists, but our streets are used by all.


Mobility Lab: U.S. DOT envisions trails can be part of core transportation networks – The D.O.T. urges municipalities to look beyond the value that trail networks have for outdoor recreation.  Safe, well maintained trails bridge gaps between transit and destinations and provide connections between towns in rural areas.


Plan Philly: Analysis: How SEPTA can turn Regional Rail in Philly into high-frequency rapid transit – Alon Levy shares some excellent steps SEPTA can make to turn existing infrastructure into a world class metro system. Bike lanes promote safety; time for Philly Council to see that –  Traffic studies show that bike lanes make streets safer for all users including drivers.  Despite mayor Kenney’s commitment to bike lanes, political opposition from City Council has blocked many proposals.

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