December 19: Casino appeal | Dynamic parking pricing in DC | Bike share and taxis

Bart Blatstein and Sugarhouse are appealing the state’s decision to grant a second casino license.

City government will partner with hyper-local social network NextDoor to help get the word out about things you need to know from four city departments: Office of Emergency Management, Streets,Licenses & Inspections and Town Watch Integrated Services. 

Washington, DC will experiment with dynamic parking pricing (they’re calling it “value pricing”) in their downtown, with the goal of keeping at least one space open on each block all the time.

Flashback: here’s the recent history of this idea’s status within Philadelphia city government, with some bonus info about how Pittsburgh has been piloting it on the cheap.

Bike share could increase demand for…taxis? In an article about the successful test of Philly bike share’s infrastructure at the Navy Yard, Ronald Blount of the Taxi Workers Alliance is expecting as many as 150 additional fares a day from customers who take a bike one way, and a cab back the other way.

Timothy Lee at Vox spent a week as a Lyft driver, and recounted his tale. TL;DR: it’s hard to make the advertised wages, especially when you get stuck driving people out to the suburbs without a return trip.

The top spot for bike thefts is right across from City Hall – distressingly, in a place I park my bike very frequently. 

And that photo up top comes to us via the University City District Facebook page, and shows Market St in April of 1960, just after it was rebuilt. 

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