July 22: Ben Franklin Bridge closure on the table | Cianfrani Park upgrades | Zoning and education inequality

The US Senate has a deal on a long-range transportation funding bill, but the House is a totally different story.

Cianfrani Park in Bella Vista is getting some big upgrades, thanks in part to some leftover NTI money Councilman Mark Squila has to spend before the end of the fiscal year.

Now the Ben Franklin Bridge could be closed to traffic during the Papal visit. 

The zoning and land use policies that make Seattle’s “Pedestrian Zones” tick.

Low-density zoning and education inequality.

Meet the Point Breeze neighbors who really liked John Longacre’s pop-up beer garden

A podcast from FiveThirtyEight on how former NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan reduced traffic congestion problems by removing traffic lanes

What the Pope wants Mayors to do about climate change. 

The new Phila.gov site is moving toward a one-stop property search.

Abby Mendelson interviews some of the jitney cab operators serving underserved areas in Pittsburgh.

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