November 6: House amends transportation funding | Kenney’s huge transition team | Move Seattle

The League of American Bicyclists is celebrating the defeat of some funding cuts and policy changes in the U.S. House transportation bill that would have set back bike and pedestrian infrastructure. The House has voted on 126 amendments and counting, with new Speaker Paul Ryan opening up the amendment process to all comers. Jim Saksa is looking into where things stand, and we’ll have an update later. 

Holly Otterbein has some early analysis of who’s on Jim Kenney’s huge transition team list

Via Philly Mag, Goat Hollow in Mt. Airy won HGTV’s “Posh Public Space” contest.

OCF Realty checks in on the construction progress at Rodin Square on the Parkway.

Lower Macungie Township, the fastest growing exurban township in PA during the 2000’s, is starting to install some pedestrian infrastructure

Some Boston neighborhoods are up in arms over Mayor Marty Walsh’s decision to turn 80 public parking spaces into Zipcar spaces. Some research and models support the idea that a single shared vehicle can replace between nine and thirteen private vehicles. 

Pittsburgh is looking into creating municipal ID cards, reports Robert Zullo.

The Seattle Times says urbanists were the real election winners in this week’s city elections. The Move Seattle local funding initiative passed, and “Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle Transit Blog, Seattle Bike Blog and Seattle Subway, urbanist-type organizations that endorsed in the council election, are getting their way. No council candidate endorsed by any of those groups is currently losing.”

Melanie Haiken checks in on what’s happened since Indianapolis sold its water and sewer utility and spent the money on becoming a more walking and biking friendly city. 

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