Pandemic bike-share boom crossed socioeconomic lines

A new Weitzman study reports an increase in trip duration for all bike-share users across Philadelphia, challenging the assumption that low-income populations are less likely to use such services.

Marilyn Perkins

A new metric for designing safer streets

Penn researchers demonstrate how biometric data can help city planners more proactively design and evaluate the safety of urban infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Erica K. Brockmeier

A shaky future for U.S. transit systems, and why we need to save them

The pandemic lockdown in cities has impacted transit systems around the world. While the federal stimulus package includes transit agencies, experts at Kleinman Center for Energy Policy argue that the decrease from local and state sources could be substantial.

From Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

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Los Angeles Times

In a city known for traffic, LAX is a standout for its gridlock. Can it be fixed?

Megan Ryerson of the Weitzman School of Design says that much of the traffic in Los Angeles is attributable to people going to and from the airport.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Comcast’s Sports Complex plan for South Philly would make our city less livable

In an Op-Ed, Vukan R. Vuchic of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says that Philadelphia should make transit more accessible rather than striving to accommodate more cars.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Bus Revolution would bring frequent bus service to 1 million SEPTA riders

In an Op-Ed, graduate student Jonathan Zisk of the Weitzman School of Design says that SEPTA should green-light the Bus Revolution project and allow the rollout of transformative bus service across the Philadelphia region.


CBS Philadelphia

Philadelphia City Council revives proposal for Roosevelt Boulevard subway

Doctoral student Jay Arzu of the Weitzman School of Design has spearheaded the revival of a Roosevelt Boulevard subway leading to Northeast Philadelphia.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Benjamin Franklin Parkway is getting a redesign. You can weigh in on the changes

Penn partnered with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation in 2013 to make the Benjamin Franklin Parkway more vibrant, accessible, and welcoming to pedestrians and tourists.


Philadelphia Inquirer

What time, day, and month are the most dangerous to drive in Pennsylvania and New Jersey?

Megan Ryerson of the Weitzman School of Design says that crashes in Philadelphia stop-and-go traffic often result in fender-benders rather than deaths.