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Should a street-cleaning program be introduced? Squilla says so

While steps have been made to improve the trash problem throughout Philadelphia, there’s still so much more that needs to be done to improve the streets of our city. So what would it be like if a street sweeping program was brought back?

 Litter at 12th and McKean

Litter at 12th and McKean

With a new mayor in office, some forgotten bills are moving forward, including those that will help reduce waste. Councilman Mark Squilla has his eye on the future and some bigger issues, with the hope of bringing a street-cleaning program back.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Passyunk Square 

Report shows bicycle commuting into Center City continues to surge

The Center City District recently released a report that shows northbound bicycle commuting numbers have increased by 33.4% over the past two years.

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Philadelphia has more people commuting by bicycle, per capita, than any of the other ten biggest cities in the United States. (Source: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia)

Amid rising gas prices and improved access to bike lanes, soon to include an improved Washington Ave. experience, the numbers are only expected to grow.

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