Newsletter: PennDOT's Role in Philadelphia's High Injury Network of Streets

ACTION 5th Square's mission is to achieve a more accessible, sustainable, and equitable Philadelphia for all residents through better mobility, public space, and built environment policies. The upcoming 2019 City Council election can be a watershed moment to make this mission a political reality. Continue reading

Newsletter: Jamie Gauthier Running for 3rd Council District, Bicycle Coalition Social with Kelley Yemen, TransportationCamp

ACTION   Thanks to everyone who came out for one of last Tuesday's dueling events! We had a great time co-hosting the Funding the Civic Commons discussion with Knight, and were glad to see the huge turnout for the City's open house for bike lane infrastructure improvements in Old City and Northern Liberties. Continue reading

Newsletter: Old City/No Libs Protected Bike Lane Open House, Philly's Weird Street Sweeping Pilot, 'Funding the Civic Commons' Event

ACTION Help advocate for safer streets by attending an open house with the City's Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS) in partnership with several neighborhood organizations in Northern Liberties tomorrow. There we can learn more about and advocate for protected bicycle lanes on N. 2nd, N. 5th, & N. 6th Streets between Market Street and Spring Garden Street. Continue reading

Newsletter: 5th Square 2019 Elections Organizing Kick-Off, Kenney's Street Sweeping Pilot Problems, No Libs/Old City Bike Lane Meetings

ACTION 5th Square members are invited to attend a members-only meeting on January 23rd where we'll be kicking off our 2019 City Council organizing efforts with a special briefing on the state of the campaign landscape, and an informal straw poll of members to help focus our 2019 endorsement process. Become a member today or sign up at the meeting, and get involved to help us organize for the 2019 Council elections! Continue reading

Newsletter: Slow Zone Happy Hour, Protected Bike Lanes for Old City/No Libs, Speed Cams to City Council

ACTION Slow Zone Applications are due this Friday, January 18th!  Check out the advocacy tools on our 'Neighborhood Slow Zone' Campaign Resources page, and get your application in for a slow zone in your neighborhood. Continue reading

Newsletter: Support Protected Bike Lanes at Public Meetings TONIGHT, Philly's Vision Zero Misses, 5th Square's January Meetings

ACTION TODAY! Protected Bike Lane Double Feature at Center City RCOs. Support protected bicycle lanes in Philadelphia by attending one of two RCO meetings tonight, both starting at 7pm.   Continue reading

Top 10 Vision Zero Opportunities that Philadelphia Missed in 2018

Citizens of New York City rejoiced this week as their Transportation Department announced that motor-vehicle deaths will be at their lowest rate in a century. Through December 26th, 196 fatalities were recorded, an 11% reduction since 2017. The City attributes this to their long-term dedication to Vision Zero, a strategy to eliminate all traffic-related deaths and severe injuries, while increasing safety, health, and mobility for all. Continue reading

5th Square's Response to oTIS Route for Change (Roosevelt Boulevard) November 2018 Workshops

The Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability has released their first long-term vision for a major Philadelphia corridor, Roosevelt Boulevard! Read all about 5th Square's response here... Continue reading

Newsletter: Our 2018 Year in Review, Revisiting the Chestnut St Transitway, SEPTA Key Leaves Some Behind

We had an amazing time at the 2018 Holiday Party Fundraiser last Thursday! Thank you to everyone who supported us! We had awesome turnout, with over 60 people in attendance, including 8 candidates running for City Council and other seats in 2019. Thanks to your generous support, we're well on our way to amassing the resources we'll need to support urbanist champions for local offices in 2019.  Continue reading

2018 Year in Review

2018 was a banner year for 5th Square political action committee in which our all-volunteer organization achieved tremendous growth in our volunteer power, advocacy capacity, and impact on the public conversation about issues surrounding our mission of a more accessible, sustainable, and equitable Philadelphia. Continue reading

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