🚇 MEET SEPTA METRO
SEPTA just unveiled their proposed wayfinding design for our region's rail transit network! We LOVE this new design that simplifies and unifies the Subway, El, Trolleys, and NHSL into a seamless network.
We want SEPTA to make this proposal a reality, and you can help by giving positive feedback.
Please visit their interactive map & provide comments under "Sample Station Renderings"
5TH SQUARE IN THE NEWS
🗺️ GERMANTOWN'S PROPOSED ZONING CHANGES
PlanPhilly's Ryan Briggs writes about the Planning Commission's proposal for northern Germantown which will mandate parking and places new limits on housing in this neighborhood.
5th Square's Ben She reacts to this zoning remapping:
Local quality-of-life issues, like parking or density concerns, are taking precedence over housing more people in places that could really use it, like Northwest Philly.
While the aims to preserve character and limit gentrification are noble, we fear that such mandates will ultimately drive up housing prices and will cement automobile dependency in areas already served by frequent transit.
Transit for All PA! Campaign Summit // Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021 - 6 PM
Join us on Zoom to hear from our coalition on the Transit For All PA initiative as we run down the clock for state funding and take a look at how we can get transit on the ballot this upcoming year!
🍻 5th Square September Meet-Up // Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 - 6 PM
Join 5th Square organizers and volunteers for an informal, in-person meet-up over at Parks on Tap at the Waterworks! We will provide updates on our recent campaigns... and try our best to avoid the temptation to do a backflip into the Schuylkill River.
SEPTA is excited to announce a series of Bus Revolution pop-up events and virtual Transit Talks that will take place during the coming weeks. These events are a chance to hear from you about what we can do to make a better bus network. Speed. Frequency. Stops. Everything is on the table, so mark your calendar and join us to ensure your feedback is heard!
The schedule of events includes both on-site and virtual opportunities to learn more about trade-offs, ask questions and hear about upcoming opportunities to get involved.
Note that dates and times are subject to change. Please check the website for the most current and accurate event information.
- Friday, 9/10, 3-6 pm at Frankford Transportation Center
- Sunday, 9/12, 2-5 pm at 52nd & Market St. (52nd St. Station)
- Plus more, coming to a bus station near you! For a full list of dates, visit: www.SEPTABusRevolution.com
- Thursday, 9/9, 6:30-7:30 pm: Virtual Transit Talk [register]
- Thursday, 9/30, 6:30-7:30 pm: Virtual Transit Talk [register]
For more information, or to view more upcoming events, visit www.SEPTABusRevolution.com
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WHAT WE'RE READING
🌳 PUBLIC SPACE
🏙️ HOUSING & LAND USE
Philadelphia2035 - 25th Street Transportation Safety Study Survey --> 25th Street in from Washington Ave to Passyunk Ave have been too dangerous for too long. Please fill out this survey to ask the planning commission for more space for bikes and pedestrians, and for less speeding cars.
Submit your South Street memory - As part of a Knight Foundation grant, “Edit the City” has partnered with the South Street Headhouse District to document the unique experiences that made you fall in love with South Street.
GRANT, PROJECT, & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Feet First Philly - Public Space Enhancement Mini-Grant We are launching the second round of our public space enhancement mini-grant program. Community groups, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to download our RFP and apply. Grants range from $500 to $2000. Apply NOW - Nov 8th.
The SOSNA Safe Pathways to Our Schools community paint days are scheduled and we need volunteers to help us paint the street murals! Paint days are Saturdays: August 21, 28 and September 11, 18. Click here to sign up: Volunteer Form.
Kensington Corridor Trust
Greater Greater Washington / Research Assistant (Contractor, remote)
Philly Office Retail / Property Manager / contact Kate - at -PhillyOfficeRetail.com
Economy League of Greater Philadelphia / Workforce Development Fellow
The Pew Charitable Trusts /
Fairmount Park Conservancy (FPC) / Accounts Receivable Specialist
Indego Bike Share / Fleet & Facility Coordinator
Fairmount CDC / Business Services Manager
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) / Transportation Planner
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