Indego Starts Its Second Year

 

An Indego user returns a bike to a dock. | Photo: Emma Lee, for NewsWorks

An Indego user returns a bike to a dock. | Photo: Emma Lee, for NewsWorks

  • Philadelphia’s Indego bike share program turned one yesterday, and Plan Philly’s Jim Saksa was at its birthday celebration (there was cake), where officials announced the system’s expansion with 24 new docking stations, 300 slimmed down bikes, an improved mobile app, and a subsidized membership program. Mayor Kenney spoke of his administration’s basic goal in promoting an equitable distribution of services across neighborhoods; this year’s expansion allocates a slightly larger share to lower-income neighborhoods such Strawberry Mansion, Belmont and Parkside.
  • Naked Philly shares renderings for a six-story, 53-unit mixed used at 1111 South Broad Street, just a couple of parcels south of Bart Blatstein’s proposed megabuild on the northeast corner of Broad & Washington. “Considering that we’re looking at a lot size of just over 10K sqft, the developers are doing an impressive job in terms of density, and on a by-right project no less. Let’s hear it for the CMX-3 zoning designation working out pretty well, for a change.”
  • Curbed Philly relates the findings of a report from SmartAsset that looked at the gaps between American cities’ actual real estate values and what it felt they ought to be when various desirability factors (crime, weather, high school graduation rates, walkability, and unemployment) were consistently applied. By their measure,Philadelphia ranked 2nd, with a $137.39 gap between its actual value (per square foot) of $90.67 and its adjusted value of $228.06.
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.

Send a message!



Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
Lost In The Shuffle: Finding Philly's Displaced Soldiers

Lost In The Shuffle: Finding Philly’s Displaced Soldiers

May 25, 2018  |  Vantage

In honor of Memorial Day, Mickey Herr tracks the reinterred remains of soldiers who fought in the American Revolution and Civil War from Washington Square to Palumbo Recreation Center to Old Swedes' Church in South Philly > more

<em>Ours To Lose</em> Captures West Philly Landmarks In Decline

Ours To Lose Captures West Philly Landmarks In Decline

May 23, 2018  |  Vantage

Photographer Vincent Feldman delivers a eulogy for neglected neighborhood anchors in his new exhibition. Michael Bixler has this interview > more

PA Ballet Swings Wrecking Ball At North Broad Landmark

PA Ballet Swings Wrecking Ball At North Broad Landmark

May 21, 2018  |  News

A 107-year-old terra cotta treasure on Automobile Row will be demolished for a vacant lot. Michael Bixler has the story > more

Kensington Workshop Keeps Neighborhood Clocking In

Kensington Workshop Keeps Neighborhood Clocking In

May 16, 2018  |  Last Light

Inside a 124-year-old mill in Kensington, World Manufacturing Inc. is buzzing with work orders. Theresa Stigale puts us on the production line with this photo essay > more

Take Me Up To the Ball Game! Rediscovering The Bleacher Houses Of North Philly

Take Me Up To the Ball Game! Rediscovering The Bleacher Houses Of North Philly

May 15, 2018  |  Vantage

Dave Coyne gives us a rooftop view of old Shibe Park and the backstory behind Swampoodle's little-known "bleacher houses" > more

On Motherhood & The Circle Of Life At City Hall

On Motherhood & The Circle Of Life At City Hall

May 11, 2018  |  Soapbox

For Mother's Day, Stacey Meadows takes us inside the Register of Wills office at City Hall with this moving personal essay > more