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Goal: Philadelphia creates a competitive advantage from sustainability
Economy
  • TARGET 12

    REDUCE VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED BY 10 PERCENT

    Bike Lanes and Trail Improvements Pave the Way for More Cyclists

    During the first year of Greenworks, numerous partners collaborated to make Philadelphia more accessible to pedestrians and bikers. The most visible change was the addition of two new bike lanes on Spruce and Pine Streets, which create… Read More

  • TARGET 13

    INCREASE THE STATE OF GOOD REPAIR IN RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE

    Philadelphia Secures Funds for Infrastructure Repair and Upgrade

    In 2009, Philadelphia repaved more than 1,275 city blocks. The staff of the Streets Department, Water Department, and Division of Aviation… Read More

  • TARGET 14

    DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF LOW- AND HIGH-SKILL GREEN JOBS

    Training Workers and Identifying Opportunities for Green Jobs Growth

    In 2009 and 2010, efforts to train workers for green jobs benefited tremendously from economic recovery grants. City of Philadelphia partners received over $5.28 million in U.S. Department of Labor Pathways Out of Poverty grants for green job training programs… Read More