May 7: Korman Quadrangle upgrade | Trolley tracks paved | Much-discounted taxi medallions

The PPA finally had a successful auction of three taxi medallions for three wheelchair-accessible cabs. They sold for just $80,000. The original opening bid PPA set was $475,000, but turmoil in the medallion market from ride-hailing services like uberX and Lyft has sent expected values tumbling.

Drexel has big plans to renovate the Korman Quadrangle at the center of campus. 

Our colleague Carolyn Beeler shared a map of primary health provider density throughout the city, which shows some big disparities in access.

The city has finally paved over 18 locations where trolley tracks have been a hazard to cyclists, including the one at E. Passyunk, 10th, and Reed where Bicycle Coalition staffer Katie Monroe broke her jaw last year.

L&I is teaming up with the Fire Department to inspect some dilapidated buildings larger than 15,000 square feet.

Everybody knows the Netherlands has amazing bike infrastructure and culture, but it wasn’t always that way. It took decades of sustained political pressure to make it happen.

Gensler is designed a new high-rise building…in Allentown.

EB Realty made a nice poster showing what ground floor retail around the Divine Lorraine could be like.

 

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