University City District Blog

Oct 28, 2014 24 days ago

Changes Coming to Leaf Clean-Up in University City: Make Sure Your Leaves Get Recycled this Fall

Fall is a beautiful time to live in University City. We are lucky to have a stunning canopy of trees, and watching the leaves turn helps announce the true arrival of autumn to the area. Of course, with changing leaves comes major clean-up duties this time of year, and we have recently learned of some changes to the City of Philadelphia's leaf recycling program. Please read below for important details on how to keep your leaves out of the landfill this year:

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Sep 29, 2014 53 days ago

Help Select Bike Share Locations in University City

Bike sharing is coming to Philadelphia. Beginning in the spring of 2015, Philadelphia will join cities such as DC, New York, Boston, and Chicago by offering bike sharing, which will allow users to check a bike from out from a station, take a quick trip, and return the bike to any other station in the system.

Because they are still in the planning stages, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities is seeking the public’s help in picking 60 station locations before the program launches next spring.

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Sep 10, 2014 2 months ago

University City District Awarded Grant from PECO for 40th Street Trolley Portal

We are pleased to announce that University City District has been awarded a $6,500 grant from PECO and Natural Lands Trust as part of their Green Region Open Space Program. University City was one of only five nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region to receive funds from PECO’s municipal open space and environmental grant program, which has awarded nearly $1.4 million for more than 180 projects since its inception in 2004.

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