5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: December 10, 2018

5th Square Holiday Party, Transit Equity Day Meeting, Route for Change Meeting Continue reading

In Support of Clarke’s Public Safety Enforcement Officer

We endorse the Council President’s amendment and appreciate his efforts to bring about structural change to the way we enforce the laws that govern our city’s streets. Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: December 3, 2018

5th Square Holiday Party, Mayor Kenney at Design Advocacy Group, Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: November 12, 2018

Washington Ave Meeting, ‘10-Minute Communities” event, Women Led Happy Hour Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: OCTOBER 31, 2018

Neighborhood Slow Zone Campaign Resources, Center City Transpo Survey, Reviving Vine report Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: October 23, 2018

Neighborhood Slow Zones, Meet-and-Greet with Councilwoman Helen Gym, Vision Zero One Year In Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: October 10, 2018

Delaware Waterfront Transit, 'Missing Middle' Housing Event, Support 1 Dock Street! Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: October 2, 2018

Petition for Free Election Day SEPTA, Roosevelt Blvd speed cams pass, Delaware Waterfront Transit Study Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

Kenney to enforce Center City bus lanes, Canvass Saturday for Malcolm Kenyatta, Just Streets Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Harrisburg's six Vision Zero bills, Lime Bike hiring in Philly, Kenney transpo plan release date Continue reading

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

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: September 11, 2018

Bus network redesign lessons, Philly still outpacing suburbs, Last call for Citizens Planning Institute Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: September 5, 2018

Boulevard Speed Cameras Vote Today, Vidas for Council, Come to Our Party Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: August 28, 2018

Make Woodland Ave safe for pedestrians, Transit advocacy kick-off, Krasner's bad call 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

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: August 14, 2018

Props for Free Streets, Transit Advocacy Kick-off, Job Growth and Transit 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

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: August 7, 2018

Free Streets on North Broad this Saturday 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: August 1, 2018

RIP Paper transfers. Now let's end the $1 transfer penalty! Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: JULY 24, 2018

The case for the Chestnut Transit Way, Washington Ave Gateway walk, Society Hill downzoning 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

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: MAY 30, 2018

Get a limited edition 5th Square 'City Hall' t-shirt, and help us elect urbanists to City Council Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: MAY 21, 2018

Zombie parking bill is back on Council's agenda this week. We need your help to stop it. Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: MAY 15, 2018

5th Square's Election Day Endorsements Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: MAY 9, 2018

5th Square's 2018 Election Endorsements Continue reading

5th Square Endorsements for 2018 State Representative

5th Square is proud to endorse two candidates for State Representative in this year's 2018 Democratic primary elections:Dan Martino for the 177th District, and Malcolm Kenyatta for the 181st District.  Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: Alesa Rubendall for 46-2

Alessa Rubendall for Democratic Committee Person in Ward 46, Division 2 (Cedar Park/Garden Court) Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: Gregory Yorgey-Girdy for 48-8

Gregory Yorgey-Girdy for Democratic Committee Person in Ward 48, 8th Division (Point Breeze) Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: Marion Blow (2-15)

Marion Blow for Democratic Committee Person in Ward 2, Division 15 Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: May 1, 2018

Map: 100+ urbanist candidates running for committee person Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: Steph Davis (39-10)

Steph Davis for Democratic Committee Person, Ward 39, Division 10 (Lower Moyamensing) Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: William Knapp (2-24

William Knapp for Democratic Committee Person, Ward 2, Division 24 Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: William Gross (2-26)

William Gross for Democratic Committee in Ward 2, Division 26 (Queen Village) Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: Ellen Davis (2-8)

Ellen Davis for Democratic Committee in Ward 2, Division 8 (Passyunk Square) Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: Jason Tucker (15-11)

Jason Tucker for Democratic Committee Person in Ward 15, Division 11 (Francisville) Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: Leigh Goldenberg (1-10)

Leigh Goldenberg for Democratic Committee Person in Ward 1, Division 10 (Passyunk Square) Continue reading

Map: 100+ Urbanist Candidates Running for Committee Person

This year, Philadelphia voters will elect thousands of new Committee People to the Democratic and Republican parties in Philadelphia. Committee People are elected volunteers who make up the base of the local party organizations and these can be powerful neighborhood leadership positions. This year, there are over 100 urbanist candidates running for these positions, and they need your support. Continue reading

Put Safety Over Speed in Lincoln Drive “Restoration”

  This week, the Kenney administration announced a “restoration project” on Lincoln Drive, which primarily consists of repaving the existing roadway. We oppose the Kenney administration’s plan in its current form, which only doubles down on the dangerous status quo rather than making the critical design changes needed to fulfill Mayor Kenney’s Vision Zero campaign pledge. Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: Stefan Zajic (18-11)

Stefan Zajic for Democratic Committee Person in Ward 18, Division 11 (Fishtown) Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: Kerry Milch (2-24)

Kerry Milch for Democratic Committee Person in Ward 2, Division 24 (Bella Vista) Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: Nathaniel Popkin (2-24)

Nathaniel Popkin for Democratic Committee Person in Ward 2, Division 24 (Bella Vista) Continue reading

Meet the Committee Person Candidates: Caroline Tiger (2-15)

Caroline Tiger for Democratic Committee Person in Ward 2, Division 15 (Queen Village) Continue reading

5TH SQUARE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: APRIL 25, 2018

ZBA punts on Blatstein sprawl plan, Francisville downzoning, West Philly eviction rally Continue reading

Map: Philly's 2019 Land Assessments

The Office of Property Assessment's 2019 assessments are out, and many have noted some odd patterns in the land assessments. 5th Square volunteer Aaron Bauman created this interactive map of land assessments alone to help residents, journalists, and decision-makers continue to research the issue and fix Philadelphia's unfair land assessments. Adjust the values on the right side of the map to view different land value ranges.Sign up for 5th Square's newsletter for updates on this issue. Continue reading