Newsletter: 🚇 Blvd Subway Hearing Tomorrow / 💸 SEPTA Funding Update / 🗳️ Register to Vote

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 249 🚇 CITY COUNCIL BLVD SUBWAY HEARING TOMORROW TOMORROW at 1:00 p.m., City Council's Transportation Committee will be holding a virtual hearing on the proposed Roosevelt Boulevard Subway which will be streamed here. Continue reading

Newsletter: ✅ Endorsement Alert / 🚣 Meetup this Thursday / 🚇 Blvd Subway Hearing

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 248 ✅ ENDORSEMENT ALERT 5th Square is proud to announce its endorsements for the following candidates running for City Council in this year’s general elections. Continue reading

General Election Endorsements - 2023 Philadelphia City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, October 2, 2023 5th Square is proud to announce its endorsements for the following candidates running for City Council in this year’s general elections. Continue reading

Newsletter: 🏛️ Lobby for Speed Cameras / 🚣‍♀️ Meetup Next Thursday / 🛣️ Say No to Highway Spending

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 247 🏛️ LOBBY FOR SPEED CAMERAS Join us and the Bicycle Coalition in Harrisburg to renew and expand automated speed enforcement in Philly on Tuesday, October 3rd. Continue reading

Newsletter: 🗳️ Endorsements Straw Poll / 🚇 Transit Funding / 🎥 Expanding Automated Speed Enforcement

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 246 🗳️ ENDORSEMENTS STRAW POLL Our membership is deciding our endorsements for the General Election THIS WEEK via straw poll.  JOIN TODAY to be part of this process by becoming a member for only $5 / month! Continue reading

Newsletter: 🤝 September Meetup / 👟 Feet First Mini-Grant / 🚲 Washington Square West Bike Day

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 245 🤝 SEPTEMBER MEETUP: MANAYUNK 🚨THIS THURSDAY🚨September 14, 2023 at 6:00pm – 8pm Join 5th Square organizers and volunteers for an informal, in-person meet-up over at the PHS Pop Up Garden at Manayunk! We will be welcoming folks from SEPTA who will update us on the new Wissahickon Transportation Center. Continue reading

Newsletter: 🚌 SEPTA Bus Overhaul - Finished Plans / 🚸 PennDOT Vulnerable Road Users Survey / 🖥 Improving SEPTA Real-Time tracking

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 244 🚌 SEPTA BUS OVERHAUL - FINISHED PLANS After six years of planning, SEPTA is ready to unveil it's completed bus route system redesign. SEPTA will hold 10 public hearings over the last two weeks of September to collect final testimony, before the board can vote on whether or not to approve it. Continue reading

Newsletter: ⛰️ Ben Franklin Pkwy Redesign Pop-up / 🤝 September Meetup: Manayunk / 🎫 SEPTA Contactless Payment Pilot

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 243 ⛰️OVAL MEETUP JOIN US! For a conversation with the Ben Franklin Parkway redesign team at the Oval Pop-Up Festival, this Sunday at noon! Continue reading

Newsletter: 🏖️ Beach Trip & Meetup / 📱 SEPTA Contactless Fare / 🧪 Pennovation Car Dependency

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 242 🏖️ Beach Trip this Saturday It looks like this Saturday is going to have perfect beach weather! Join us in a daytrip to Atlantic City by beach train! We have a fun day planned of hoagie-eating, jitney-riding, beach-laying, and of course, margarita-drinking.   Continue reading

Newsletter: 🏖️ Come to Our Beach Trip! / ⏸️ Conshy Garage Paused / 🅿️Finally! Sidewalk Parking Enforcement

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 241 🏖️ 5th Square Beach Trip What are you doing next Saturday? Join us in a daytrip to Atlantic City by beach train! We have a fun day planned of hoagie-eating, jitney-riding, beach-laying, and of course, margarita-drinking.   Continue reading

Newsletter: 🚸 A Kid-Friendly Philly / 🐕 Demand Shelter for Greyhound Riders / 🏖️ Beach Trip

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 240 5TH SQUARE IN THE NEWS🚸 Ways to Make Philly Kid-Friendly Philadelphia Magazine published a recently listed 17 ideas to make Philly a kid-friendly city. All of which are priorities which we embrace here at 5th Square. Continue reading

Newsletter: 🐕 Demand Shelter for Greyhound Riders / 💳 Fare Wins In Effect! /💰 Vision Zero Ideas / 🏖️ Beach Trip

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 239 🐕 PETITION: Give Greyhound Riders Shelter We demand the Mayor and the Streets Department to require Greyhound to shelter their waiting riders and begin work on a new bus terminal. Continue reading

Newsletter: 🚘 I-95 Carmageddon Never Came / 🤝 Meetup Next Week / 🚇 Blvd Subway News

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 238 🤝 Meetup Next Week Join 5th Square organizers and volunteers for an informal, in-person meet-up Resurrection Philadelphia’s Annex401 S 42nd St - West PhillyNEXT Thursday, July 6th at 6 PM Continue reading

Newsletter: 🛣️ Transportation Reparations / 🌳 48th St Greenway / 🚌 Bus Lane Enforcement Bill

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 237 🛣️ A Bold Proposal for I-95: Transportation Reparations The interstate has splintered neighborhoods and magnified inequities since its construction in 1957. Continue reading

Newsletter: 🚇 Blvd Subway WIN / 🍻 Meetup TOMORROW / 🌬️ Our Car-Choked City is Killing Us

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 236 🚇 Boulevard Subway Council Hearings Philadelphia City Council will hold hearings about a proposed Roosevelt Boulevard Subway, a move spurred by the I-95 collapse in Northeast Philly over the weekend. Continue reading

Newsletter: 🍻 June Meetup / 🚘 Paved Paradise / 👕 Roosevelt Blvd Subway Crop Tops

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 235 🍻 June Meetup Join 5th Square organizers and volunteers for an informal, in-person meet-up over at the newly-opened Walnut Garden! This is an outdoor, family-friendly event where we will provide updates on our recent campaigns. Continue reading

Newsletter: 📝 How is Parker on Our Issues? / 📩 SEPTA Budget Action / 🏎️ West Philly's Deadly Speedway / 🏢 Legalizing Affordable Housing

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 234 📝 How is Cherelle Parker on Transit and Litter? With Cherelle Parker as the Democratic nominee as Mayor, she is heavily favored to win the seat in November's general election. We are eager to see how she will govern as Mayor, and whether she will work to further our common goals for a more robust and resilient city. Continue reading

Newsletter: 🏇 Post Election Roundup / 📩 Email SEPTA Budget Asks / 🏛️ Harrisburg Lobby Day

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 233 🏇 Post-Election Roundup Congrats to all our endorsed nominees who won last Tuesday's primary! We're excited to work with you to make Philly more sustainable, affordable, equitable, and safer. Continue reading

Newsletter: 🗳️ Election Day TOMORROW / 📝 Contest: Guess Who Wins / 🏛️ Harrisburg Lobby Day

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 232 📝 CONTEST: Guess Who Wins the Election Election Day is gonna be a nail-biter! We're holding a contest to see who can correctly guess the results of tomorrow's Mayor and Council race. Wager your best guess to win a Roosevelt Blvd Subway T-Shirt and bragging rights! Continue reading