April 17: Billboard regulations passed | The Philly Shrug of infrastructure | Behind the co-working trend

City Council unanimously approved Bobby Henon and Bill Greenlee’s billboard regulations which, among other things, allow billboard companies to create one new digital billboard for every two old ones they take down. Read Jared Brey’s coverage of what’s in the bill, and why it’s been so hard to regulate the billboard industry.

Helen Ubiñas talks to Victoria Harris, the transportation planner behind the @AwarenessCone Twitter. Harris created the account to draw attention to Philly’s practice of placing orange cones at actually-dangerous holes–a practice she calls “the Philly Shrug of infrastructure.”

30th Street Station master plan survey respondents want the underground connection to the MFL reopened.

Greg Heller is not a fan of the direction the new Love Park plan seems to be heading in.

A new report says Pennsylvania is ahead of the pack in giving local governments more fiscal authority. 

Co-working spaces have been popping up all over the city, with even more on the way. Here’s why the growth in this market segment is showing no signs of slowing down.

 

The City Hall Parking Lot has been criticized for its vulgarity, but Jon Poet catches a real problem: People parking in front of the curb cuts for wheelchair users.

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