September 9: Neighbors want quicker Washington Ave striping | Comparing PA’s big city land banks | Ride-hailing and public transit

Anna Orso talked to some South Philly neighbors who were surprised to learn there’s some Internet controversy over the temporary bar on the roof of Bok Technical High School.

Alison Burdo says neighbors want Washington Avenue restriped sooner than summer of 2016, and the city is now denying that restarting the Washington Avenue public engagement process means the restriping process is starting from scratch.

Our colleagues at Keystone Crossroads are doing a series on Midtown in Harrisburg, with the first part looking at how the Midtown Cinema served as a catalyst for the arts community. 

Jared Brey and Irina Zhorov look into why PA’s two largest land banks have been slow to get off the ground.

The Highway Trust fund is set to run out in June 2016

Philly’s fall is perfect.

Nate Silver and Reuben Fischer-Baum say Uber can be cheaper than car ownership, if you mostly walk or use public transit. Lots of interesting points about the relationship between transit and mobility on-demand.

Meet some other PlanPhilly readers at this month’s Urban Geek Drinks meet-up next Thursday at RiverRink. Cheap beers and free rollerskating. 

 

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