PlanPhilly is looking back on 2011
every day until year’s end. Yesterday Jared Brey’s 2011: A Zoning Odyssey
recounted the run-up to Philadelphia’s new zoning code set to be signed by Mayor Nutter this morning. Today brings Anthony Campisi’s transportation roundup for 2011
, looking back on Silverliner Vs and smartcards, SEPTA’s Transit First flop and funding, and shared streets.
Independence Hall is freed of its scaffolding cage, but what will become of the $40,000 custom-printed scrim that wrapped the building?
The Business Journal
reports that Friends of Independence Park have reclaimed the wrap, printed with the tower’s image, and could recycle it into a fundraiser.
As previously reported here, the South Street Bridge’s light towers have been under construction for months
. Since Friday, the programmable LED lights inside the giant lanterns are being calibrated and tested for accuracy
. That’s resulted in some bizarre light shows, but PlanPhilly reports the Streets Department confirms: This is a test. The bridge will have an official lighting ceremony soon.
Philadelphia is not, repeat, not on the list of America’s Worst Airports for Flight Delays
from Travel + Leisure (via stats from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics). Of course, it’s not on the list of nicest airports to enjoy a delay either. Still, that’s reassuring news for you holiday air-travelers.
The Buzz is Eyes on the Street’s morning news digest.