April 8: Helen Gym backs Vision Zero | Camden wins Golden Crater | Choice Neighborhoods update

Helen Gym became one of the first City Council candidates to publicly commit to a Vision Zero policy. I’ve heard Tom Wyatt and Paul Steinke commit to the policy at public events, but haven’t seen anything in writing yet. If you’ve seen any other candidates endorse VZ, leave a link in the comments. 

Camden won the not-coveted Golden Crater award from Streetsblog readers in this year’s Parking Madness bracket challenge for the worst surface parking crater in America. 

Safety prospects for people inside cars keep improving in Pennsylvania, but pedestrian crashes don’t appear to be on the same downward trend

Household income levels keep increasing in Center City.

Sandy Smith has the low-down on what’s happening with the PHA Choice Neighborhoods planning grant.

Tyler Cowen points out that most of our federal housing subsidies go to relatively richer people, not poorer people.

We’ve seen this locally with the Spruce and Pine buffered bike lanes: when cities add dedicated bike lanes, cycling rates increase.

Conrad Benner spots a nice new Zesoner mural.

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