Verizon’s Suburban “Station Domination”

 

A sampling of Verizon's plastering of itself throughout Suburban Station | Photo: Tom MacDonald, for NewsWorks

A sampling of Verizon’s plastering of itself throughout Suburban Station | Photo: Tom MacDonald, for NewsWorks

  • Since the previous mayoral election cycle in 2007, the City of Philadelphia has witnessed a 13% increase in overall bicycle trail mileage (from 385 to 435). While that may seem too meager of an expansion by which to boast, NewsWorks’ wonderfully legible map reminds us that there were then only two lanes within Center City–those on North 5th & 6th Streets. And so, recent additions, needing to focus upon connectivity, have been harder won. The numbers bode well, says Sarah Clark Stuart, deputy director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.”Bicycling is now baked into the city’s culture and infrastructure, and the work that Mayor Nutter has done has really made that possible,” she says.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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