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13/15 Neighborhood Bikeway Project to Begin Phase One

What better time to kick off the 13/15 Neighborhood Bikeway Project than during Bike Month.

13-15 Neighborhood Bikeway Project to Begin Phase One
The 13/15 Neighborhood Bikeway Project is a north/south pair of priority bicycle streets between Center City and South Philadelphia, from Oregon Avenue to Market Street. The new bikeway treatment includes signage and pavement markings to indicate priority for bicyclists over vehicles. This project will not result in a loss of parking or vehicle lanes, but will send a clear reminder to drivers that bicycles may use the full travel lane.
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What's Happening in:  Stadium District 

City of Philadelphia to 2017 NFL Draft visitors: Park in South Philly

Next week is the 2017 NFL Draft which, if you didn’t already know, is taking place in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With an expected 200,000 fans coming through, road closures and parking logistics for area residents have been a nightmare.

City of Philadelphia to 2017 NFL Draft visitors - Park in South Philly
But the City of Philadelphia has a solution. Let them park in South Philly!
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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Methodist Hospital Gets High Grade in Recent Survey

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – Methodist Campus brings home an “A” grade in a spring 2017 survey by Leapfrog Group, a Washington DC-based nonprofit watchdog organization.

Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia Gets High Grade in Recent Survey
View the full results of Methodist Hospital here, Philadelphia-area hospital results are here.

The score, graded on an ‘A’ through ‘F’ scale, is based on 30 performance measures, including responsiveness of medical staff, medical errors, staffing levels and infection control. To contextualize the grading system, researchers claim 33,000 lives would be saved annually if all U.S. hospitals performed at an ‘A’ level. – PhillyVoice

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Little Free Library at Passyunk Square

Saw this on Sunday at Passyunk Square. What a great way to encourage more reading!

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.

Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

#LittleFreeLibrary at #PassyunkSquare

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