April 13: Energy hub and air quality | Uber rickshaw | Counting Center City parking

Will Bunch wonders what an “energy hub” with even more oil refining activity would mean for the already-worsening air quality situation in southwest Philadelphia.

Brandywine bought the ugly concrete parking garage at 6th and Market from Richard Basciano. The parcel is zoned CMX-5, so the sky (ok, the FAR) is the limit.

Goodbye City Hall cyclone fence gates, hello 1869 originals.

On Facebook, Jake Liefer pointed out that January’s employment numbers for the city of Philadelphia have been revised up by 40,000, and the labor force has been revised up by 50,000. That would put the city at its highest employment level in 22 years. 

Philadelphia has a conspicuously high number of “racially concentrated areas of affluence.”

William West and a friend counted all the on-street parking in the CCRA permit parking zone and makes some parking policy recommendations.

Turning parking lanes into bike lanes sounds like an impossible task in Philly today, but here are some strategies advocates are employing that are working in other cities.

Uber launched a rickshaw-hailing service in New Delhi.

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