Philadelphia Metropolis

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One Foot Out the Door

When you boil it down, there are two kinds of jobs for Philadelphians. The first is the kind where you can walk, bike, take a bus or drive to a destination in town.  The second is where you have to... (Comments)

Empty Tables

When it comes to economic development, Philadelphia is like a restaurant that has undergone a major re-do. New top-flight chef, classy new menu, a million spent on redecoration. What's missing from this happy tableau?  Customers.  They still aren't flocking to... (Comments)

Philadelphia 2012

On the week of Mayor Nutter's inauguration, Metropolis takes an in-depth look at Nutter's leadership and the prospects for this second term. In Part Two, we examine the larger trends that define the state of the city in 2011. Read on about the good, the bad and the ugly forces at work in Philadelphia. (Comments)

Bicycle City: The Revolution Will Have Two Wheels

By Elise Vider» Philadelphia is already considered one of the best cities in America for bikers, but that's only for starters. Writer Elise Vider looks at the steps being taken to turn Philadelphia into a true bike city -- and the resistance bikers meet from people behind the wheels of the cars that share the streets. (Comments)

Bicycle City: The War Between Bikes and Cars

By Elise Vider» Tension and even aggression between motorists and bicyclists has been a dirty little secret in Philadelphia for years, but it took the confluence of two, highly-publicized fatalities and the opening of two, new crosstown bike lanes to bring the ugliness to the public. Two pedestrians - Tom Archie in South Philadelphia and Andre Steed in Center City -died in October 2009 within days after being struck by bicyclists. (Comments)

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