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Some News from Around…

  • The Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted a master plan for the Central Delaware that is centered around a series of parks, spaced at half-mile intervals and joined by a multi-use recreational trail. The design is aimed at revitalizing a neighborhood cut off from the waterfront by I-95. (PlanPhilly)
  • San Francisco, which last received bond funding for city parks in 2008, is planning on requesting more funding through a November bond. The Port of San Francisco hopes to use some of the funds to make the waterfront more walkable, through the creation of a new 3-acre park and the overhaul of another. (The San Francisco Examiner)
  • Kansas City park board members fear that current budget cuts will cause lasting damage to the park and recreation system, and fear that a failure to renew a vehicle licensing fee this summer will result in further damage. (The Kansas City Star)
  • Prospect Park in New York City has become a focal point for clashes between cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians on a well-used 3.3-mile loop road. Part of the solution lies in a potential design change that would separate users more completely by reducing car lanes. (The New York Times)
  • Denver Bike Sharing and Denver Parks and Recreation are applying for a grant that would fund the installation of six “B-cycle” stations in four city parks, a plan which requires working around the ban on advertising in Denver parks. (Denver Westword News)
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