Aug 3: Obama’s Clean Power Plan | Hitchbot fails to survive Philly | The largest Indego station

With the Obama White House moving to introduce sweeping new rules for carbon emissions from existing power plants, the Washington Post delivers with some excellent infographics. Interestingly, coal accounts for only about a third of power generation in PA.

Is the Ben Franklin Bridge maybe going to be open now during the Papal visit? Who can say?

Cherry Hill made it in to the final round of Billy Penn’s Ultimate Philly Neighborhood bracket.

Adorable hitch-hiking robot who relied on the kindness of strangers to get around was “damaged beyond repair” in Philadelphia.

The original Hitchbot is on its way back to its makers, but the good folks at the Hacktory are already sourcing parts and volunteer labor to redeem Philly by making Hitchbot 2. 

A new paper adds weight to the obvious but important observation that memorable streetscape features increase pedestrian foot traffic.

A lot of transportation infrastructure purists didn’t like the ARC Tunnel, and they made some good points, but it’s been five years since Chris Christie killed the project and there’s no sign of an alternative coming.  

First Round Capital says companies don’t need to be in NYC or SF to make it, adding some gravitas to the case for locating in smaller cities.

The Indego station at Darien and Catharine in Bella Vista is now the largest in the city.

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