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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 3:29 PM
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Temple announced the official plans for the Paley Library renovations the other day:

https://news.temple.edu/news/2022-11...emple-s-campus

Interesting timing for Temple to make such an announcement lol. Looks good though, I miss Paley.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 3:30 PM
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Philly announces new safety improvement work on Market Street in Center City

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philly...-20221122.html

(Article isn't very clear, but I think they're starting work on this?)
Great news, now to just expand it into West Philly.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 3:50 PM
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Temple announced the official plans for the Paley Library renovations the other day:

https://news.temple.edu/news/2022-11...emple-s-campus

Interesting timing for Temple to make such an announcement lol. Looks good though, I miss Paley.
When is Temple building the quad park? Or did they scrap that plan?
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 3:57 PM
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Philly announces new safety improvement work on Market Street in Center City

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philly...-20221122.html

(Article isn't very clear, but I think they're starting work on this?)

Was just in Mexico City a month back, and Philly leadership needs to go there and look at a) their pedestrian friendly street patterns, b) their public transit, c) their street and sidewalk cleaning program, d) their parks and green spaces and tee heights (even with power lines), and e) their homelessness programs. Honestly, I was blown away by how nice Mexico City was. We could learn a lot from it.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 4:22 PM
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CDMX, Toronto, Montreal, Barcelona, Lyon, etc — there are literally hundreds of cities that our leaders could travel to for inspiration. The frustrating thing is that urban planning isn’t rocket science or mysterious - there are things that work, but apparently are too difficult to implement here.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 4:35 PM
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Temple announced the official plans for the Paley Library renovations the other day:

https://news.temple.edu/news/2022-11...emple-s-campus

Interesting timing for Temple to make such an announcement lol. Looks good though, I miss Paley.
Paley has been closed for so long, I didn't know they didn't start on this yet. I'm a fan of the left side, and wish that design went all the way around. I'm not a fan of the mixed materials corner on the right side.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 6:49 PM
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Looks good. RIP old Paley. Another brutalist building bites the dust.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 7:37 PM
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CDMX, Toronto, Montreal, Barcelona, Lyon, etc — there are literally hundreds of cities that our leaders could travel to for inspiration. The frustrating thing is that urban planning isn’t rocket science or mysterious - there are things that work, but apparently are too difficult to implement here.
Philly needs to comprehensive streets strategy across the entire city, instead of doing a street or neighborhood at a time. I’d like them to lay out the entire city and just do it. Skip all the neighborhood involvement and go with a common sense consistent approach citywide.

I’m sure I’ll get hate for saying that. Our neighborhoods have too much power right now, and we will never come close to other cities involving every neighborhood as an approval step.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2022, 3:13 AM
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Was just in Mexico City a month back, and Philly leadership needs to go there and look at a) their pedestrian friendly street patterns, b) their public transit, c) their street and sidewalk cleaning program, d) their parks and green spaces and tee heights (even with power lines), and e) their homelessness programs. Honestly, I was blown away by how nice Mexico City was. We could learn a lot from it.
I remember a team of people from OTIS and a couple of councilmen was sent to Sweden a couple of times to learn from the best and there were a couple of events where they discussed their experience. Their summary was that everything they saw was really cool, but they can't really do anything in Philly because of reasons.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2022, 3:13 AM
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Philly needs to comprehensive streets strategy across the entire city, instead of doing a street or neighborhood at a time. I’d like them to lay out the entire city and just do it. Skip all the neighborhood involvement and go with a common sense consistent approach citywide.

I’m sure I’ll get hate for saying that. Our neighborhoods have too much power right now, and we will never come close to other cities involving every neighborhood as an approval step.
Can't do anything because we can't touch parking spots and people driving from the suburbs are more important than residents that don't drive a car.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2022, 1:48 PM
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I was in Philadelphia last night and Center City was definitely lively!
Great to see Thanksgiving Eve back to it's usual self!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2022, 7:26 PM
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Philly needs to comprehensive streets strategy across the entire city, instead of doing a street or neighborhood at a time. I’d like them to lay out the entire city and just do it. Skip all the neighborhood involvement and go with a common sense consistent approach citywide.

I’m sure I’ll get hate for saying that. Our neighborhoods have too much power right now, and we will never come close to other cities involving every neighborhood as an approval step.
Step one of this really should be city wide Parking Permits. Every block, every spot. There should not be any place where someone with out of state plates could dump their cars for months at a time.

There are also SO many people(mostly NJ and DE) committing insurance fraud. Almost no reason to register the car in PA if you can just park for free pretty much for as long as you want.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2022, 7:53 PM
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Step one of this really should be city wide Parking Permits. Every block, every spot. There should not be any place where someone with out of state plates could dump their cars for months at a time.

There are also SO many people(mostly NJ and DE) committing insurance fraud. Almost no reason to register the car in PA if you can just park for free pretty much for as long as you want.
No argument here. They also need to remove all cars without valid insurance, inspection, abandoned, or from car shops leaving abandoned cars on streets for long periods. Once the city starts to clean up the noise, space will free up clogged street parking.

My other related wish is with the extra spots, they’d use one corner parking spot to put an attractively designed underground dumpster that would be used for weekly street trash pickup.
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