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June 23: Ride-hailing failing disabled riders | Transit-oriented development in Warminster | Bike cops > tanks

Philly won't be buying an armored tank for the DNC, reports Claire Sasko. Instead, Jim Kenney wants bike cops to direct and protect convention-goers down near the stadiums. In other bike…

    • Pittsburgh protected bike lane

March 29: Washington Ave mixed-use projects | Transforming Moyer Street | Quick buillds for street redesign

While the political buy-in for a new Temple football stadium is still far from settled business, Temple is already pushing forward with their plans, hiring an architect for the project. …

    • Three proposed

December 15: Transit in the 30th Street Station neighborhood | Four mixed-use buildings proposed in Callowhill | Ford getting into ride-hailing market

Jacob Adelman previews the updated 30th Street Station Master Plan framework ahead of its unveiling at Wednesday's open house. The plan incorporates public feedback favoring "a dense neighborhood of homes…

    • Edward Corner

April 6: Mayor's race dead heat | How to use bike share | The decline of walking to school

A PPP poll commissioned by Forward Philadelphia PAC, who are backing Jim Kenney, says the Mayoral race is a dead heat between Kenney and Anthony Williams. Take partisan polls with…

    • Sam Katz

March 13: Citizen Sam | The fanciest building | Surface parking craters | Progressive insurance

Scannapieco Development Corp broke ground on what is surely Philly's fanciest building. Bonus points for robot parking.Patrick Kerkstra admires the substance Citizen Sam Katz is bringing to the…

    • South Philly cyclists

February 13: #DNCJAWN | Ride-hailing bill reintroduced | South Philly's low bike share station count

Winning the DNC is a big deal for Philly, especially since it looks like we secured it without committing to any major taxpayer giveaways. Cleveland is doling out $68 million…

    • City Hall subway concourse

January 30: City Council wants ride-hailing in Philly | City Hall SEPTA upgrades | Schuylkill River beer

City Council passed a resolution urging state lawmakers to include Philadelphia in any bill to regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Currently the Philadelphia Parking Authority is the relevant…

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January 23: Political drama-thon | Mid-rise Washington Ave | Philly's Second Empire architecture

Lots of political drama this Friday morning. Northeast Democratic ward leaders made their picks for the special elections to fill the 170th house district seat being vacated by Congressman-elect Brendan Boyle,…

    • Mayfair parents protest for stop sign

January 20: Foster's second Philly building | Lyft launching soon | Invention of jaywalking

Starchitect Norman Foster just can't get enough of Philly. In addition to the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, Foster + Partners will also design the $1.5 billion replacement for the Penn…

    • Market St

December 19: Casino appeal | Dynamic parking pricing in DC | Bike share and taxis

Bart Blatstein and Sugarhouse are appealing the state's decision to grant a second casino license. City government will partner with hyper-local social network NextDoor to help get the word out about…

    • Bandit signs

December 8: Reading Terminal Market GM for Council | E-hailing regular taxis | Bandit sign crackdown

Paul Steinke, the general manager of Reading Terminal Market, is stepping down to run for one of the five Democratic at-large City Council seats. Juliana Reyes, fresh off vanquishing me for…

    • Philadelphia Gas Works

October 28: Council spikes PGW sale | Nutter wants Uber X legalized | "Block party rules" for ped plazas

City Council President Darrell Clarke announced yesterday that City Council won't even introduce a bill to sell Philadelphia Gas Works - the nation's largest remaining publicly-owned utility - effectively ending the…

    • SEPTA Park n' Ride

October 24: SEPTA strike looms | Office sales doubled in first half | The math of Park n' Rides

Michael Noda says there could be a SEPTA strike as soon as Monday. The PR fight between ride-sharing companies, like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, and traditional taxi fleet owners is…

    • Sidecar

Kenney introduces bill calling for hearings on legalizing ride-sharing apps in Philly

As the debate in Harrisburg proceeds as to whether Pennsylvania should legalize smartphone-based "transportation network company" platforms like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, and whether Philadelphia should be the only county in…

    • St Laurentius Church

September 30: Economists on Uber | Millennials and the housing market | Lombard station infill | St. Laurentius decertified

For those following the policy debate over "transportation network companies, " the IGM Economic Experts Panel, a regular poll of 40 well-known academic economists from across the political spectrum, found that…

    • Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf issues statement supporting Uber bill as ride-share debate looms in 2015

With just three days left in the state legislative session, it seems increasingly unlikely that Senator Wayne Fontana's bill legalizing "transportation network companies" (TNCs) like Uber X and Lyft will become…

    • Center City | Central District Plan

September 18: #PHL2015 announcements galore | City Hall apron upgrade | How to be a mom biker | R5 says goodbye to First Unitarian

Yesterday was a big day for 2015 campaign news. former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo announced his campaign yesterday morning, followed by a pre-campaign announcement from long-time former judge and DA Lynne…

    • Oil train blast zone

September 15: Ride-sharing bill likely to pass | Queen Lane implosion video | Net Philly population growth | Blast zone

Philadelphia is still experiencing net population growth, according to moving industry data. "United Van Lines found that Philadelphia saw 26 percent more inbound moves than outbound moves during this…

    • Mellon Park

September 10: PUC endorses ride-share bill | Nutter on bike-ped | Gensler's Comcast designs | Dude It's Rude

Controller Alan Butkovitz endorses an item from This Old City's 2015 platform: combining the city's two marketing agencies. The report finds that Visit Philadelphia has been substantially more successful in…

    • City Hall SEPTA entrance

September 8: How Philly coddles repeat drunk drivers | Saffron pans Dilworth | Camden stabilizing| Chamber on 2015

Nearly half of drunk drivers caught by police in Pennsylvania are repeat offenders, in part because Pennsylvania's laws and criminal justice system mollycoddle them. The problem is especially bad in…

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