Bike-to-transit | Market East discount district | ‘Needle Park’ playground rises | PECO rate hike | Chestnut Hill meetinghouse, skyspace update

Which transit stops need a bike rack? If your train station had a bike rack would you ditch the car and bike instead? PlanPhilly’s Christine Fisher reports that the Bicycle Coalition and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission you’re your help identifying transit stops where riders would benefit from better bike parking options. Add your suggestions online.

With Marshall’s set to open soon, is Market East securing its place as Center City’s prime discount district? The Inquirer explores what the addition of Marshall’s means for the retail mix along Market East.

A new playground sprung up in McPherson Square – aka Needle Park – on Friday thanks to 200 volunteers. NewsWorks visited the KaBOOM! playground build, just the latest in a multi-pronged approach to the park’s reclamation.

Does your PECO bill feel fatter? Starting today PECO hiked its rate 21.5%, which does not affect customers who have picked competing suppliers. PECO spokeswoman Engel Menendez told the Inquirer, “The smart PECO customer would be shopping.”

The new Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse and its James Terrell Skyspace installation should be completed by May, NewsWorks reports.


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