Health

SEPTA is encouraging riders to return to using transit

With the number of vaccinations rising and COVID infections rates dropping across the region, SEPTA has lifted its ridership restrictions and is taking steps towards welcoming more riders in a safe fashion. SEPTA has implemented worker and safety measures to ensure that public health remains a priority. | From: AL DÍA (Read more.)

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Philly fell back to 19th place for its 2021 ParkScore® due to our park access inequality.

The Trust for Public Land released its 2021 ParkScore® rankings, announcing that Philly placed 19th. Why the decline? Blame a lack of equity and budget cuts. Philadelphia’s ParkScore fell due to declines in park investment and significant inequities in the Philly Park system.

Philly neighborhoods with residents identifying as Black, Hispanic and Latinx, Indigenous and Native American, or Asian American and Pacific Islander have access to 29 percent less park space per capita than predominately white neighborhoods, according to The Trust for Public Land. Low-income neighborhoods have access to 42 percent less park space than high-income Philly neighborhoods. (Read more.)