📮 Mail in ballots are here!
Only two weeks left until election day! Here is a reminder of our endorsed candidates (and where to find them on your mail-in ballot)
City Council, at-Large
City Council, Districts
- Jamie Gauthier, District 3
- Quetcy Lozada, District 7
- Anthony Phillips, District 9
Our dual-recommendation for Mayor has garnered some attention... vote for either Gym or Rhynhart!
What about the other races? Check out this voter guide from the Inquirer.
TL;DR? See this endorsement spreadsheet from PA Youth Vote.
For voting logistical info, see this WHYY article.
🚇 BLVD SUBWAY TOWN HALL
State Rep Jared Solomon's Roosevelt Blvd Town Hall last Saturday was a success! Northeast neighbors turned out in support of the project and spoke on the potential for its transformational impact.
Of course, transit supporters showed up in the most-fashionable bright orange garb!
Special thanks to Alan Fisher for recording the event, which is up on YouTube here.
The Gary Barbera Bear attending was not on our bingo list... hoping he joins us in our fight to smash car dependency!
👕 FREE SHIRT PROMO
GET A FREE BLVD SUBWAY SHIRT TODAY by becoming a member of 5th Square for as little as $5 a month!
Roosevelt Blvd Subway Shirts are HERE and our initial order is almost gone!!
You can help us make a walkable, transit-friendly city for everyone with your financial contributions. Become a 5th Square member today!
🚲 BIKE LANE TICKETING STARTED YESTERDAY!
Sick of cars and trucks blocking the bike lane? So are we! That's why we are thrilled to see the PPA roll out it's crew of 8 enforcement officers on bike specifically enforcing parking in bike lanes across Center City, University City, and South Philly.
Huge thanks to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the PPA for making this happen!
Wednesday Night Rides -- May 3
On May 3, John L returns to lead his second ride: a Fifth Street Frolic from Hawthorne Park to Penn Treaty Park for our first stop this year at Parks on Tap. The forecast for Wednesday looks dry, but if it's too cold for you to hang outdoors after the ride, Mainstay Brewing at Craft Hall is just down the trail.
Start: Hawthorne Park, 12th & Catherine
Time: Meet at 7pm, roll at 7:10pm
End: Parks on Tap at Penn Treaty Park
Brett H. Mandel | Philadelphia, Corrupt and Consenting
A consultant and writer in the fields of civic activism and government reform, Brett H. Mandel served as director of Philadelphia’s Financial & Policy Analysis Unit in the city controller’s office. Told through the story of the corruption case of John Dougherty and the machine politics that foster corruption, his new book illustrates the ways our inattention gives way to corrosive politicians and policies, the effects this blight has on the soul of Philadelphia, and how collective action can lead to a better city for all.
Thu, May 11, 2023 7:30 p.m. / Parkway Central Library
Ride of Silence
The annual Ride of Silence is an international ride that honors bicyclists killed or injured by motor vehicles.
The 2023 Ride of Silence will be held on Wednesday, May 17, from 6:45 pm – 8 pm. This ride will start at the North Apron of City Hall with a short memorial ceremony and slow bike ride that will travel an 8-mile route at 9.5 miles per hour through Center City before ending the Art Museum for a memorial bike lift. The ride occurs rain or shine and we invite the entire bicycling community to join us as they have for the past 19 years.
WHAT WE'RE READING
🏙️ HOUSING & LAND USE
🌳 PUBLIC SPACE
Chinatown Stitch Survey - The Vine Street Expressway has long divided Chinatown. The City of Philadelphia wants to know what you think about building a cap on top of the Vine Street Expressway. Take the survey in English, Chinese, or Spanish
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