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September 18: Park(ing) Day | Schuylkill River Trail increasing police presence | Daylighting the corners

Happy Park(ing) Day! Check out this map to find a few temporary parklets to visit today, and tune in to our Twitter feed as we’ll be riding around taking pictures of many of these.

James Jennings reports that the University City Science Center unveiled their uCity Square concept for 37th and Market, and it looks mighty fancy. UCSC plans to double in size over the next 10 years.

Julie Hancher gets results: After blogging about some disturbing incidents of harassment and assault of runners and cyclists using the Schuylkill River Trail, the 9th Police District has agreed to increase police presence on the trail.

Councilman Wilson Goode, Jr. wants an updated review of Philadelphia’s diversity goals for the construction industry.

The Transit Center released a new report entitled “A People’s History of Recent Urban Transportation Innovation” that looks at the “civic vanguard” in advocacy and city government who’ve succeeded in shifting their cities onto a more multi-modal track.

The federal government gave 21 cities grants for transit-oriented development projects, framing the effort as a  push to maximize the benefits of public transit investments.

You can ride the Broad Street Line for free this Sunday, courtesy of Miller Lite, reports Josh Kruger.

For the Jim Kenney learning tour files: Streetsblog reports that as part of New York City’s Vision Zero push, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez introduced a bill to “daylight” the five most dangerous intersections in each borough every year by preventing parking within 15 feet of intersections.
 

About the author

Jon Geeting

Jon Geeting was Engagement Editor at Plan Philly from 2014-2016. He has also covered city and state politics, land use, transportation, and economic policy for Next City, Keystone Politics, This Old City, Philadelphia Magazine, and City Paper. Jon grew up in Bethlehem, PA and moved to Philadelphia in 2013 after an 11-year detour to New York City. Follow him on Twitter @jongeeting.



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