- The School District owns about 300 acres of paved land in various states of under-use, but CBS3 reports that within the next three years, Parks and Recreation plans to transform some asphalt in ten schoolyards into green space. This is keeping with the city’s overall strategy to realize the goals enumerated in its innovative “Green City, Clean Waters” initiative. If you are interested in the mechanics of these plans, consider attending tomorrow’s Transforming Urban Schoolyards, a public presentation hosted by the Community Design Collaborative. For more information, click HERE.
- Naked Philly is raving about the University City District’s latest plan for a more sustainable West Philadelphia, as the CDC installed 2 “Earth Tubs” on a vacant lot at 4308 Market Street. The tubs each hold 1.6 tons of compost, allowing for a constant rotation once the operation begins on June 20th.
- Stu Bykofsky of the Daily News contends that the city’s abandonment of the bike lane on Chinatown’s 10th Street (from Market to Vine) is “a victory for sanity,” seeing as commuters by bike make up such a distinct minority. Bykofsky then necessarily voices his support for Councilman Bill Greenlee’s bill calling for City Council to approve any additional bike lane.
- Plan Philly provides an in depth preview of the Parkway’s $4.9 million Sister Cities Park, whose ribbon cutting ceremony will begin tomorrow at 1PM.
- The Daily has received word from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia that this year’s Bike Philly has been canceled due to rising costs.
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.
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