Map: Low-hanging fruit on the Vision Zero High Injury Network

Philadelphia’s process for adding traffic calming devices like speed cushions has some high hurdles for neighbors, but did you know you can request an all-way stop sign by simply writing a letter? While it doesn’t guarantee a new stop sign will be installed, your letter serves as legal notification of dangerous street conditions. The request triggers Philadelphia Streets Department to conduct a safety study, and legally obliges them to follow the results of the study. Continue reading

Newsletter: CityLab/PlanPhilly at the Rail Park, Transit Advocacy Kick-Off, Urbanist Job Board

Come to our Transit Committee kick-off this Wednesday, August 29th at Industrious! Continue reading

Philly YIMBY Newsletter #3

(32 units, mixed-use, on top of the 40th St.El Station) The Philly YIMBY ('Yes in My Backyard') newsletter highlights the latest zoning appeals for urbanist-friendly infill housing with 5 or more units, mixed uses, and low parking. Sign up to receive our newsletter and alerts about projects and meetings in your area, or to volunteer with Philly YIMBY. Send tips about RCO meetings, developers, renderings, and local chatter to 5thsq@5thsq.org, or post about it in the Philly YIMBY Facebook group.    Continue reading

Newsletter: Free Streets on North Broad this Saturday

The third Philly Free Streets is happening this Saturday on North Broad Street, with miles of streets closed to cars and open for people-powered fun and recreation Continue reading

5th Square Weekly Newsletter: July 16, 2018

Image: JVM Studio Old City District is hosting a meeting asking people to reenvision the park space at 2nd and Market next to Christ Church. Continue reading

Philly YIMBY Newsletter: Week of July 16, 2018

Support housing! Check back here for the latest zoning appeals for urbanist-friendly infill housing projects with 5 or more units, mixed uses, and low parking. Sign up to receive our newsletter and alerts about projects and meetings in your area, or sign up to volunteer with Philly YIMBY. Send tips about RCO meetings, developers, renderings, and local hearsay to phillyyimby@gmail.com, or post about it in our Facebook group.    Continue reading

5th Square Weekly Newsletter: July 9, 2018

5th Square co-chair Dena Driscoll writes about making Philadelphia more accessible for our oldest and youngest citizens in the Inquirer's public space series. Continue reading

Newsletter: Bus Network Redesign, 5th Square Transit Committee, Dockless Bike Share

(Photo: Jeff Fusco | Philly Mag) Read about SEPTA's big bus network redesign initiative, and want to help advocate for better, more frequent bus service? Join our new Transit Committee. Continue reading

5th Square Weekly Newsletter: June 19, 2018

Google Images: Roosevelt Boulevard Call your State Senator TODAY to support SB172, authorizing a speed camera pilot on Roosevelt Boulevard, one of America's most notoriously dangerous roads. Continue reading

5th Square Weekly Newsletter: June 11, 2018

We have ONE DAY to stop Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell's regressive parking minimums bill! Read more about how you can help in this week's newsletter. Continue reading