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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission conducted bike and pedestrian counts in 2010 and 2011, which quite literally means the number of cyclists and pedestrians who pass through certain points around the city.
The Philadelphia Department of Health put all that information onto a map, which shows bikes lanes, bike racks and the average daily number of bikers and pedestrians who pass through specific places. continue reading »
Since they were installed in 2005, the red-light cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard at Red Lion Road and Grant Avenue have resulted in a decrease in the number of traffic violations at those intersections, according to a new campaign video released by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
The video explains the state’s red-light camera program, walks viewers through the violation process and focuses on a handful of intersections the PPA says have been made safer thanks to the cameras. continue reading »
Fines are now in effect for violators caught on the three Far Northeast red-light cameras that were activated in October.
The cameras at Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road, Academy Road and Grant Avenue, and Woodhaven and Knights roads went on at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 19, and the grace period ended at the start of Wednesday. continue reading »
First announced in June 2011 and installed this past July, three red-light cameras in the Far Northeast will be activated at the end of this week.
The cameras at Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road, Academy Road and Grant Avenue, and Woodhaven and Knights roads will go on at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 19 – Thursday night into Friday. continue reading »
Red-light cameras will soon be activated at three Far Northeast intersections. Image/Google Maps
Drivers in the Far Northeast should take heed – red-light cameras have been installed in three more intersections, and will soon be operating.
The city’s red-light camera program has been reauthorized through 2012, and with that comes more cameras.
Knights Road and Woodhaven Road, Grant Avenue and Academy Road and Byberry Road and Bustleton Avenue are now equipped with cameras, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. continue reading »
Memorial services have been set for the two Philadelphia firefighters who died Monday battling a multi-alarm blaze n Kensington.
Lt. Robert Neary and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney were putting out a fire at a warehouse in the neighborhood when they were trapped in a collapse. They both worked out of Ladder 10 at Kensington and Castor Avenues. continue reading »
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Police in the 15th District shot a man last night who allegedly aimed his car at the officers in Tacony. The suspect was wounded during a pursuit on the 6300-block of Edmund Street [Philly.com].
A bicyclist was injured early Monday morning when he was struck by a pickup truck at Academy Road and Linden Avenue. The driver did stop and so far no charges have been filed [CBS3].
An elderly man died late Monday after being struck by a car at Frankford Avenue and Academy Road. Police are still investigating the crash and the driver, who did stop [Action News].
Photo courtesy of Elsie Stevens, 8th PDAC.
The 8th Police District Advisory Council hosted their annual 8th District Police Appreciation Holiday Dinner Saturday, Dec. 3, at the district for three shifts of officers between 10 a.m. that day and 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning
The officers enjoyed additional entrees this year, due to the generosity of area caterers. Also, as an added touch, the officers were presented with poinsettias courtesy of Lowes for them or their significant others. PDAC member Steve Faunce of Thunderbird Bowling Lanes on Holme Avenue also donated three Family Bowling Packages, which were raffled to an officer representing each of the three shifts. continue reading »
Winston Charleston’s charges will be handled in juvenile court and he’ll remain under court supervision until he turns 21. The ruling is the result of his involvement in a fatal car crash on Academy road in June.
Charleston took his mother’s car keys and drove around with friends, ultimately killing the 22-year-old passenger of a car at Academy and Willits roads. continue reading »
Legislation proposes red-light cameras for Woodhaven and Knights roads and Bybyerry and Woodhaven roads.
AAA-Mid Atlantic today announced its support for legislation that would bring two additional red-light cameras to the Far Northeast.
Two city bills sponsored by 10th District Councilman Brian O’Neill would add cameras to Worthington Road and Byberry Road, and Woodhaven Road and Knights Road.
“AAA Mid-Atlantic supports red light camera locations based on crash data, which is the case for these two intersections,” says a release from the agency. ” continue reading »