Pedestrian Policy

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.

Nieuwmarkt in the center of Amsterdam without, with, without the car.

Earlier this week I wrote about some of the ways cars actually decrease our quality of life as Philadelphians. Jon has also written about how much money they take out of our wallets. I also mentioned that there are two ways to form public policy, through incentives (carrots) or punitive means (sticks).


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