November 6: Wolf’s mandate | Winterfest | Bike Advocacy Board | Ardmore TOD fight

Let the tussling over the scope of Tom Wolf’s mandate begin.

Congressman Chaka Fattah says he expects to spend another decade in his House seat, but a second member of his inner circle just pled guilty in the ongoing federal investigation.

Winterfest on the Delaware waterfront looks like it could be another home run for DRWC.

Michael Nutter created the city’s first Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board. While it contains a few familiar policy advocates, the focus for now is on recreational and professional cycling – not streets and right-of-ways policies.

The prospect of the Reading Viaduct park has already begun changing the real estate market, but it still may not have sunken in yet how much of a land value windfall this is going to be for area property owners.

The first rehabbed property in Philly to earn LEED Platinum status.

Here is a map of bike theft hot spots. Keep in mind, these are just the thefts that are reported.

Prioritizing land next to high-frequency transit lines for Park and Rides is bad for transit ridership and municipal budgets, but the politics of converting them into denser live-work places are often difficult, as Carl Dranoff is learning in Ardmore.

And people outside of Philadelphia will soon discover the joys of the “hot half.”

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