October 31: Delaware Power Station’s future | Road diets and safety | Philly ride-share carve-out | Street map wood cuts

The race for the PA Supreme Court vacancy is all set to heat up after Election Day on Tuesday, in the wake of Seamus McCaffrey’s resignation. Nine judges are vying for the seat.

This Old City is running a Change.org petition opposing a carve-out for Philly when the legislature resumes the ride-share legalization debate next year.

Thomas Earle, the head of Philadelphia’s Human Relations Commission, and a high-profile advocate for disabled persons, is upset with the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s crackdown on Uber X. The context is that Uber recently introduced wheelchair-accessible vehicles on its app. It took disability advocates 15 years to get PPA to approve some new WAV medallions, which they did just recently, so there’s some bad blood there. First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman is also unhappy.

Converting four-lane roads into three-lane roads dramatically reduces collisions, with only a marginal impact on traffic flow.

What’s going to happen to the Delaware Power Station next to Penn Treaty Park? Ryan Briggs has an update on the bidding process.

No appeal has been filed yet for the big mixed-use project proposed for East Girard

Tim Wisniewski’s plan to change the culture around open data in city government is full of interesting ideas – in particular, the emphasis on internal data sharing between departments, but it can only do so much if City Council doesn’t turn the executive order into a real ordinance.

Emma Fried-Cassorla is taking pre-orders for wood cuts and paper cuts of Philly neighborhood street maps to fund the Philly Love Notes blog. 

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