December 9: Paid transfers forever | The Great Reorganization | Unremarkable Danish intersection

SEPTA key – our new contactless fare system – should be a big improvement in many ways, but Duncan Black has some concerns. “It appears transfers still won’t be free. A system like this should allow a fare to cover a boarding on any bus/subway/trolley within some time frame (an hour, probably).”

Some developers are worried about what will become of L&I in the dueling visions for the Great Reorganization of city departments.

What do the Mayoral (and City Council) candidates need to promise to claim the mantle of bike-friendliness with some legitimacy? Funding street safety interventions at similar levels to our peer cities would be a start. 

What types of interventions make streets more bike and pedestrian-friendly? The Stroad to Boulevard blog points to a few lessons from this unremarkable Danish intersection.

Unlikely to come up in our Mayoral race, but helpful for benchmarking: Paris’s Mayor wants to radically restrict car travel into the city center

How Pennsylvania is speeding up bridge replacement using public-private partnerships.

Millennial car commuting rates ticked up in Philadelphia by a full percentage point according to the 2013 American Community Survey. That’s in line with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability’s finding that our vehicle miles numbers are rebounding, contrary to their goals.

Inga Saffron spies an opportunity for a pedestrian-focused retail corridor in Center City.

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