Driving in Philly: What’s behind the city’s traffic

Why is congestion so bad in Philadelphia and how can transportation be improved for drivers, cyclists, walkers, and everyone in between?

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Guests: Jason Laughlin, Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman, Christopher Puchlasky

What is causing congestion in Philly? Turns out, a lot things: cars running red lights, delivery trucks parking illegally, Lyfts dropping off in the middle of the road. We’re joined by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s transportation reporter JASON LAUGHLIN, adjunct professor for the Masters of Urban Strategy program and project manager at the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel KATRINA JOHNSTON-ZIMMERMAN, and Director of Policy & Strategic Initiatives at oTIS CHRISTOPHER PUCHALSKY to talk about Philly traffic and what the city can do to improve transportation for everyone.  

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