The Morning Commute: April 27, 2015
Good morning urbanophiles, check out the news from over the weekend:
1. The Philly bikeshare system opened last week and Streetfilms made a little inspirational video to cover it.
2. As ridership on NYC subways has soared in the past decade, the New York Times is giving some of its page space to ask Governor Cuomo to invest in the city's overloaded transit infrastructure.
3. Streets.MN has some interesting thoughts about the cultural undercurrents of different forms of architecture. It's a worthwhile read.
4. Some history about this city's colorful mayoral past, presented by PhillyMag.
5. Penelope Giles, of Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation, discusses increasing capacity in urban agriculture and using the land value tax as a tool for equitable development.
6. For better or worse (probably better), Time Warner and Comcast will not be merging. Comcast says the failed deal will have no affect on Philadelphia's economy and the company is moving on toward bigger and (hopefully) better things.
7. New public space improvments are coming to the Delaware River waterfront!
8. Councilman David Oh wants to see the Streets Department start using a new infrared repair system to fix the city's potholes. This seems like science fiction.