May 21: Indego beating membership goals | Undercounting the transit constituency | 97% urban Philly

Why Philly’s bikeable streets owe more to Thomas Holme than Michael Nutter. 

Daniel Hertz says the focus on commuting patterns means we’re drastically undercounting the constituency for transit. His chart shows about 40% of Philadelphians use transit at least some of the time.

Emily Badger at Wonkblog looks at the respectable record of PHS’s LandCare program in cleaning up blight.

Which municipalities gained and lost the most population in metro Philadelphia. 

Tactical Urbanism co-author Mike Lydon makes some interesting points about the (il)legitimacy of the traditional public outreach process in this interview with our Keystone Crossroads colleague Marielle Segarra. 

Jed Kolko ranks how suburban the largest American cities are. Philadelphia is 97% urban, New York and Chicago are 100%, and Los Angeles is 87% urban. 

The Architectural Billings Index, a leading indicator for the commercial real estate market, was down in April, indicating a possible contraction in demand.

Indego, Philly’s new bike share program, is beating membership goals.

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