🍻 MEET-UP THIS THURSDAY
5th Square September Meet-Up // Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 - 6 PM
We will provide updates on our recent campaigns... and try our best to avoid the temptation to do a backflip into the Schuylkill River. Outdoor seating, Open to all ages.
🗺️ ADVOCATE FOR SEPTA WAYFINDING
We are looking for folks to join us in testifying at SEPTA's next board meeting in favor of the new Wayfinding Master Plan and also comment on a slew of other transit issues.
SEPTA has had a long-standing and deserved reputation for being difficult to navigate for first-time riders, and this new plan will go a long way to solving that problem. Riding SEPTA shouldn’t be a secret held only by long-time Philadelphians — it needs to be as easy to use as possible.
You can also leave feedback by using their interactive map to comment under "Sample Station Renderings"
📚 BOOK LAUNCH EVENT - TRAINS, BUSES, PEOPLE
Join 5th Square, South Street Head House District and Transit Forward Philadelphia in welcoming Christof Spieler author of Trains, Buses, People.
Monday, October 4th at 6 PM
South Street Head House District, 523 S 4th St
This book is intended for non-experts. Anyone with a vested interest in making a more effective transit system can use the tools provided in this book.
Light food and drinks will be provided. This is a Vax only event for ages 12+ and children under 12 will be expected to wear a mask.
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WHAT WE'RE READING
🌳 PUBLIC SPACE
🏙️ HOUSING & LAND USE
GRANT, PROJECT, & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
SOSNA - South of South Neighborhood Association - board nominations happening now through October 1 to fill 6 open positions. Due 10/1.
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.
Kensington Corridor Trust
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