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    • Central Green's seating choices and the

April 6: How the property tax abatement works | National Housing Trust Fund | Making sense of PA local government

Jeffrey Spivak at Urban Land has a long piece on Philadelphia's successful redevelopment of the Navy Yard, and the role of placemaking in that effort. "The Navy Yard’s momentum and…

    • N 5th street

Northern Liberties neighbors talk traffic calming for 5th Street

Neighbors have long complained about reckless driving on N. 5th between Girard and Fairmount to no avail. But in 2016, seemingly broad agreement between new and long-time residents may finally have…

    • Goldtex

January 27: Philly rental vacancies at 2.8% | Creative engagement in Germantown | New Councilmembers taking city cars

Alan Heavens reports city apartment vacancy rates fell from 5.7 percent in December 2014 to 2.8 percent in December 2015, despite all the new apartment construction, according to data from…

    • The 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown during its pilot phase.
    • Hoverboard

January 11: Water rate increase proposed | Yards expansion | Temple bans hoverboards

The Philadelphia Water Department is proposing an 11% rate increase, reports Pat Loeb. “The Water Rate Board will set a minimum of four hearings and once we have the public input…

    • Police car in bike lane

October 7: Foreclosure notices on autopilot | Unblocking bike lanes | Flipping Levittown | Hoverboards

All eyes on Harrisburg today as Tom Wolf's revenue plan finally gets a full floor vote before the Republican-controlled legislature. David Hess has the full specs on the plan.  Philly's mortgage…

    • Camden waterfront

September 24: Liberty Property Trust announcing major Camden waterfront project | Papal visit as Open Streets pilot | PPA's ride-hailing app

Huge news for the Camden waterfront: Allison Steele reports that Liberty Property Trust is planning a new complex of buildings near the Aquarium that will include 1.5 million square feet of…

    • Jim Kenney

May 20: Kenney wins | Philly's first protected bike lane | PlanMaryland | Fergie Tower update

Jim Kenney won the Democratic Mayoral primary, essentially ensuring he'll become Philadelphia's next Mayor. Patrick Kerkstra and Holly Otterbein have the Big Think piece you're looking for on what it all…

    • Ice and Coal mural wall

January 26: Trujillo backing Kenney? | Incumbents circle wagons around Johnson | Middling airport transit

After botching the Alba Martinez endorsement, Ken Trujillo is officially holding back on supporting another mayoral prospect for the moment, though it looks like he's preparing to move staff and money…

    • Proposed development at 2012-2020 Wharton Street, rendering from JKR Partners

The top five Philly planning politics fights of 2014

2010 WHARTON (AND THE WHOLE SLEW OF OCF REALTY DEVELOPMENTS IN POINT BREEZE) Let’s take the most obvious one first. The 2nd District City Council primary contest between the incumbent Councilman…

    • Chestnut Street

Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduces Vision Zero resolution, as report highlights street safety issues

Transportation planner Jarrett Walker wrote an interesting blog post this week about a problem he terms the "uncontrolled loss of altitude" in planning that happens sometimes when cities let small-ball issues…

    • family biking

Family bikers want "no-drop" street designs, representation on Nutter's Bicycle Advocacy Board

This open letter to Michael Nutter from cyclist moms Dena Driscoll and Marni Duffy asking him to appoint a family biking advocate to the new Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board provides an…

    • City Hall Parking Lot

November 12: City Hall parking lot | Blight shaming | Crowdfunding bike lanes | Municipal goldmine

A new Tumblr by local AP editor Jon Poet wrly mocks city politicians for letting people park on the City Hall apron. East Falls activists upset about a blighted property on…

    • Center City Bike Lanes

Center City District report finds big jump in bike commuting since 2012

Corroborating the Bicycle Coalition's report from August, which reported a marked increase in bike commuting rates during the Nutter years, a new survey from Center City District found that "morning rush…

    • Franklin Square station

October 3: Franklin Square PATCO station movement | Washington Ave restriping hits a wall | Old City infill

Some official business before the morning links - I'm flying out on vacation this evening for a few weeks (a good friend is getting married in Spain, so my wife and…

    • 22nd st bike lane

Councilman Bill Greenlee still won't let Streets Dept. stripe bike lane planned for 22nd St.

When we last checked in on the 22nd St. bike lane saga, Councilman Bill Greenlee was opposing a bike lane for 22nd Street that is in the city's adopted Pedestrian and…

    • Councilman William Greenlee

Is "bikelash" on the decline in Philly because the bike-lashers are winning?

Streetfilms is out with a new video from last week's Project for Public Spaces conference in which I proclaim "bikelash" in Philly to be waning. I think that's generally true, at…

    • Michael Nutter and Bill Peduto

Live-blog: Nutter and Peduto talk politics of livable streets in Philly and Pittsburgh

The Mayors of Pennsylvania's two largest cities shared the stage on a lunch panel yesterday here at the Pro-Walk, Pro-Bike, Pro-Place conference in Pittsburgh, offering some thoughts on the nature of…

    • Delaware River protected bike trail

Six takeaways for Philly policymakers from the Bicycle Coalition's new report

Does it seem like there are more cyclists in Center City than there were ten years ago? Mayor Michael Nutter's administration embraced the goal early on of making Philadelphia the most…

    • Photo Credit: Naked Philly

August 27: Team Tony | Free BSL for Eagles home opener | City Department of Transportation and Land Use | Urbanism and competitiveness

Helen Ubinas's latest column makes the case that Philadelphia politicians' foot-dragging on allocating and enforcing rights of way for cyclists and pedestrians is a bigger problem than just blocked bike lanes.…

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