SEPTA is considering making transfers free when they vote on their new fare policy this spring, but it's not a done deal just yet.
Join other free transfers supporters TODAY at SEPTA's Board meeting at 3 PM, and help us tell the Board you want to see free transfers in SEPTA's fare proposal when it comes out next month.
Show up at today's meeting, which should be about a half-hour from 3-3:30, and we'll have a sign for you and talking points. 3rd District Councilmember Jamie Gauthier will be attending, and over 30 people have RSVP'd. Come show your support for free transfers for 30 minutes today at 3!
Our final round of candidate endorsement voting comes in March -- join us as a member today to be a part of this process!
Become a member for as little as $5 a month to be able to help shape our candidate slate in this year's state legislative primaries.This is the crux of what we do as an all-volunteer urbanist political action committee. Help us support great local candidates who share your values, and let's send some more people to Harrisburg with good transportation, land use, and public space ideas.
Pennsylvania's primary is early this year on April 28th because of the Presidential election, and candidates running for state office will be on the ballot too.
Check out the candidates' responses to our 2020 state legislative questionnaire on our Election Center page.
The Enterprise Center and consultant JVM Studio are currently seeking community feedback to shape design concepts and prioritize recommendations for a streetscape improvement plan that covers the stretch of 52nd Street from Arch to Pine.
Thursday, February 27th, 3 PM - 4 PM
⭐ SEPTA February Board Meeting ⭐
Join 5th Square Transit at the next SEPTA Board Meeting to help call for the elimination of the $1 transfer penalty when they vote on this year's fare changes later this Spring.
Saturday, February 29th, 11 AM - 1 PM
Feet First Philly - Concourse Walk and Wayfinding Scavenger Hunt
The Center City Concourse is a sprawling underground network of walkways that connect SEPTA's subway stations, regional rail stations, PATCO, office buildings, and even a mall. Join Lex, a Feet First Philly Steering Committee member whose day job happens to be a Planner at SEPTA, on a walk to explore the Center City Concourse!
Wednesday, March 4th, 5 - 8 PM
Frankford Ave Open House
You can stop by anytime between 5 PM and 8 PM to learn about potential improvements and identify other opportunities for transportation changes on Frankford Ave between Cottman Avenue and Rhawn Street.
Wednesday, March 4th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Event Series Kick-off: Connecting the Dots on //Public Space//
Connect the Dots and THINK.urban are hosting a networking happy hour. Join them at Tattooed Mom's for networking and discussion with other practicing urbanists involved professionally in public space, placemaking, outreach and surveying, and other public engagement work in Philadelphia.
Thursday, March 5th, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Design Advocacy Group: Historic Preservation, Public Memory and Social Justice
Faye Anderson is this month's guest speaker at DAG, discussing race and preservation, and efforts to preserve Philadelphia's Black historical footprint.
Thursday, March 5th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
GRASP - South Philly State Rep. Meet-&-Greet
Join GRASP at Second District Brewing for a meet-and-greet with candidates running for all PA State Rep positions in South Philadelphia - these districts include the 175th, 182nd, 184th, 185th, and 186th.
Saturday, March 7th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Vision Zero Conference 2020
For six years, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Conference has been bringing leaders and expert voices from around the Delaware Valley and the country into Philadelphia for a day of talks, panels, and workshops.
5TH SQUARE IN THE NEWS
Monday's morning commute on the Market Frankford El saw delays and overcrowding and SEPTA's twitter account was wrongly attributing it to the elimination of A/B skip-stop service. After one of our organizers, Michael Noda, pointed out these problems were actually caused by mechanical issues, and SEPTA corrected the record. Thank you SEPTA for setting the record straight!
Should Chestnut Street become car-free? Heck Yeah! This perennial idea has made the media rounds again in the media in the wake of successful examples in NYC and SF and a recent petition by new 5th Square member Jeff Stern. We should do it for the sake of mobility and safety, and because in 2020, unlike the 1970's, we'd make it an amazing public space that people would love instantly. Also, the Inquirer's Editorial Board gave a qualified approval of this concept and their Twitter poll shows an 86% positive reaction from Twitter posters, so you know it's legit.