The Morning Commute: February 27, 2015

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Behold, the weekend! A half-sized portion of the Morning Commute for you.

 

1) The death rate for people who walk has gone up, not down here in Pennsylvania. Vision Zero programs aim to reduce these deaths. Statewide Vision Zero?

2) "Loose play" is a term for playgrounds that create opportunity for decision making, rather than overly structured jungle gyms. It also sounds like something from the days of Vince Fumo.

3) These #PhillyBikeLove photo winners show some diversity in the cycling community... a little bit of utility, a little bit of recreation, a little bit of suit and bow tie?

4) Construction on the W Hotel at 15th and Chestnut has begun. Soon, the view of building in the banner image of today's Morning Commute will be gone. It's taken from the edge of where the new W will rise.

5) Parking Lot Wastelands so close to Philly transit stops. Indeed a waste(of)land.

 

Last Updated: Friday, 27 February 2015 @ 08.56
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geoff's picture Geoff Kees Thompson Founder + Urban Planner Website: thisoldcity.com About the Author:

Other than time away from Philly studying his masters in Urban Planning in the Netherlands, Geoff has lived here since 2005. He founded This Old City to advocate for better public space as a means to economic development, improved public health, lower crime and a more environmentally sustainable future. He currently sits on the Executive Board of SOSNA and is the head volunteer gardener for Saint Mark's Church at 1625 Locust Street.

 

He is also Chair of The 5th Square PAC, an organization committed to voter education and the funding of progressive urbanist candidates for Philadelphia's future. 

 

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