August 13: Stober’s petitions challenged | Pope bike map | No charges yet in tour bus hit-and-run case

Like clockwork, Andrew Stober’s ballot petitions were challenged by Republican ward leaders seeking to kick him off the ballot. Stober is running as an Independent for City Council, hoping to claim one of the two seats the Philadelphia city charter reserves for minority party representatives.

Urbanist Twitter is pretty mad this morning about this Daily News story about the tour bus driver that killed a pedestrian three-quarters of his way through the crosswalk.

First responders still don’t know how they’re going to get to work during the Papal visit. 

There’s a lot happening on East Passyunk Avenue, but is any of that energy spilling over to West Passyunk?

Sandy Smith on Paul Glover’s dreams for the Logan Triangle brownfield site we’ve been covering.

Is this a preview of how a Mayor Kenney is going to handle the press?

Where you can bike in the Pope zone.

This isn’t a chain email: AOL’s Steve Case wants to invest in Philly

Strong Towns thinks Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s new book about the sad state of American infrastructure is missing a hard-nosed accounting of the fundamentals driving those problems. 

Mark Dent has a quick and dirty Roxborough profile.

 

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