Statue sez: Venture n'rthward with thy Ford Councilman Clarke!
Last week a Tumblr appeared that seemed to validate all that is wrong with leadership in City Hall. The Tumblr, brilliantly titled "City Hall Parking Lot," includes photos of the northern portion of sidewalk flanking City Hall filled with cars and used as a parking lot. Dilworth Plaza, now fresh from a 50 million dollar KieranTimberlake/OLIN renovation and rechristened Dilworth Park, has a neighbor flanking it that seems to undermine everything it's tying to be.
The new Greenworks progress report came out last week, which tracks the efforts of the Mayor's Office of Sustainability to make Philadelphia the "Greenest City in America." While there was much to celebrate in there in terms of building energy savings and fresh food access, one major cause for concern jumped out - the uptick in vehicle (car) miles traveled.