The Morning Commute: April 6, 2015
Hello all. I trust you had a great holiday weekend and are refreshed for a new week. Here's your links from the weekend:
1. Here's a simple infographic about transportation modes' full costs on society. This should be should be used in every decision to increase pedestrian and bicycling spaces.
2. Next City covers the design proposal to convert Petty Island into an asset linking Camden and Philadelphia with new resources.
3. An exploration of the crossover space between citizen-made public spaces and government or privately-led planning of public spaces.
4. It is well known that Delaware Avenue is horrible for traffic and pedestrian safety. Unfortunately, another accident there has led to yet another pedestrian fatality. We can and should be doing more to prevent this.
5. Residential construction is slowly increasing in downtown Wilmington. The more vital urban areas in the Philadelphia region, the better.
6. Philly mayoral hopeful Lynn Abraham wants to double the new construction tax abatement program to 20 years, specifically in distressed neighborhoods. This may be slightly ineffective. What do you think?
7. Will Jewelers' Row businesses survive the globalization and online competition that is hurting so many local retail establishments? Only time will tell.
8. The Philadelphia Art Commission reviewed a number of public projects this past week, including the Market Street Memorial, and SEPTA and City Hall improvemnts. Finally, we will be getting rid of those nasty chain link fences at City Hall entrances and replacing them with something that matches the architecture.