February 2: Helen Gym eyeing Council seat | Most popular biking streets | PennDOT warms to roundabouts

A groundhog has decreed there will be six more weeks of winter.

Daniel Denvir’s sources say public education activist Helen Gym will run for one of the At-Large City Council seats. 

Here’s what’s on Committee of 70 CEO David Thornburgh’s wishlist for Philadelphia in the next few years.

CyclePhilly released an official summary of the data they collected from CyclePhilly app users between May and October. If you haven’t heard about this app yet, cyclists are supposed to turn it on whenever they ride, which sends trip data to the city and DVRPC to help inform street designs. 18th St in South Philly stands out as a heavily used cycling street that doesn’t have a bike lane.

This interactive tool visualizes median income for each SEPTA and PATCO station area. On the MFL, 2nd St is the highest income area, and on the BSL, it’s Lombard South.

What’s that? You want one more visualization? Passyunk Post has a map of all the Water Department grants awarded to civic groups for stormwater improvements.

PennDOT historically was never a huge fan of roundabouts, but they’re starting to gain traction in PA.

James Jennings says Center City residents who attended the Hudson Hotel meeting seemed to care more about parking than Little Pete’s.

And the Hidden City guys may have hit upon a great new business model, offering amazing Philly swag in exchange for PlanPhilly employees’ paychecks. 

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