State Bill Would Bring Automatic Speed Cameras To Boulevard

 

Looking Westbound across Grant and the Boulevard, ranked the third most dangerous intersection in the nation in 2001 | Photo: Angela Taurino

Looking Westbound across Grant and the Boulevard, ranked the third most dangerous intersection in the nation in 2001 | Photo: Angela Taurino

  • At a media event yesterday on Roosevelt Boulevard organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, safety advocates called on Harrisburg to approve a pilot program for camera speed limit enforcement, PlanPhilly’s Jim Saksa reports. State Representative John Taylor (R-117th District) expects his bill— imposing a $150 ticket on motorists traveling at least eleven miles over the twelve-lane arterial’s speed limit—to quickly advance with bipartisan support once the General Assembly reconvenes in September.
  • Curbed Philly notes the Planning Commission’s approval yesterday of three significant developments. In East Falls, Philadelphia University’s master plan includes a zoning change to an Institutional Special Purpose district with eight new buildings. The updated design for the 206-unit Ridge Flats at the foot of the Falls Bridge was also approved. In Northern Liberties, the construction of 43 single-family townhouses just north of North 5th and Spring Garden Streets.
  • CBS Philly looks at the City’s efforts to clean up the streets prior to next week’s Democratic National Convention, including the removal of contractors’ debris left at the illegal dumping ground beneath the I-95 overpass by FDR Park.
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