Daily Dec Roundup – March 2nd, 2015

CSX train derailment over the Schuylkill River, Jan. 2014. Image: NBC 10 Philadelphia

CSX train derailment over the Schuylkill River, Jan. 2014. Image: NBC 10 Philadelphia

 

 

Gov. Wolf to Obama: Help prevent oil train accidents

Holly Otterbein, Philly Mag

– Every week, as many as 70 trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken formation pass through Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf says. Many are en route to Philadelphia.

 

 

Mayoral candidates focus on education during West Oak Lane forum

Daniel Pasquarello, Newsworks

– A sizable crowd gathered at West Oak Lane Charter School on Saturday afternoon to see Lynne Abraham, Nelson Diaz, Doug Oliver, Jim Kenney and Anthony Williams discuss their run for the Democratic candidate for this year’s mayor’s race. 

 

 

Map: The most dangerous places for pedestrians in each City Council district

Jon Geeting, PlanPhilly

– On Friday, we showed you ten of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians across Philadelphia, along with an interactive map courtesy of Daniel McGlone at Azavea. Today, we’ll show you the top pedestrian crash locations in each of the ten City Council districts.

 

 

Indie Internet in Comcast’s backyard

Andrew Zaleski, City Paper

– It’s called Bamboowifi, and cofounders David Platt and James Gregory are try to raise a little more than $225,000 on Kickstarter to purchase equipment and roll out wifi networks in the Northern Liberties and Fishtown neighborhoods in time to Instagram your Fourth of July barbecue.

 

 

These three bicycle projects should be completed by the 2016 Democratic Convention

Randy LoBasso, Bicycle Coalition

– Given the tens of thousands of people who’ll be descending upon the city for the event, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia thinks the candidates running for mayor to should commit to certain projects in time for the DNC 2016 that will make Philadelphia’s streets safer, more lively, and will show the world that the city cares about its citizens’ and visitors’ safety.

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