2021 Press Coverage

2021 Press Coverage

⭐ - 5th Square Published Editorial

December 13, 2021
The Philadelphia Citizen | 
Council bill would close 250 streateries outside wealthier neighborhoods

December 8, 2021
CBS3 Philadelphia | 
Outdoor Dining Bill Could Force More Than 250 Streeteries To Close

December 5, 2021
The DP | Ben She | Locust Walk should be redensified to include more cultural spaces

November 30, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
Broken streetlight complaints have more than tripled in Philly, and some neighborhoods are darker than ever

November 24, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
Philadelphia ends free Saturday parking in December

November 20, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
SEPTA bought more hybrid buses for $178 million while it studies its options for battery electric models

November 27, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
The infrastructure bill is big, but it won’t transform America’s focus on cars

November 10, 2021
philadelphianeighborhoods.com | COVID-19: Restaurant Petitions City to Make Outdoor Dining Permanent

October 18, 2021
Y | Sanitation Solutions: When the city let them down, Philly rose up — with orange trash cans

October 14, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
Affordable housing would help a changing area of West Philly. Parking is wrecking the design. | Inga Saffron

October 13, 2021
NBC10 Philadelphia | $450 Million for Philly Mass Transit Is Running Out. Where Will That Money Come From?

September 30, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
Outdoor dining streeteries in Philadelphia could become permanent under councilmember’s proposal

September 24, 2021
A fight over regional planning in an age of flooded highways is brewing

September 21, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
SEPTA launches effort to bring Regional Rail fares closer to bus, subway, and trolley services

September 17, 2021
WHYY | Philly Council President moves to limit affordable housing zoning bonus in his district

September 9, 2021
⭐ WHYY | Opinion: Trains made the Main Line. Why are we designing its future around cars?

September 9, 2021
Metro Philadelphia | SEPTA proposes “Metro” plan

September 7, 2021
Billy Penn | SEPTA is testing out a new name for its rail network: the Metro

August 30, 2021
Germantown rezoning highlights neighborhood tensions over parking, density

August 29, 2021
⭐ WHYY | Opinion: It’s time to tell our regional planning overlords to stop throwing money at highways

August 13, 2021
WHYY | In a bid to speed up transit commutes, Philly to test bus-only lanes in Center City

July 28, 2021
⭐ The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
High fares for Regional Rail riders create a ‘tale of two transit systems’ in Philadelphia | Opinion

July 26, 2021
KYW Newsradio | 
Frustrated SEPTA rider airs grievance over service in song

July 26, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
Delayed Washington Ave. traffic changes shouldn’t compromise on safety | Editorial

July 18, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
Long-awaited safety overhaul of South Philly’s Washington Avenue is now delayed at least another year

July 12, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
Will Harrisburg Republicans save SEPTA and other transit agencies in time?

July 9, 2021
philadelphianeighborhoods.com | Northwest: Chestnut Hill West Line Service Returns After Pandemic Disruption

July 8, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
Yorktown was supposed to be Philly’s Black suburb.  Now development is converging on the neighborhood.

July 7, 2021
University City Review | How to create equity for more people without chasing away housing development

July 1, 2021
Bisnow | 'Are You Kidding Me?' City Council Passes Bill Downzoning Girard Avenue Commercial Corridor

June 30, 2021
Philadelphia Magazine | Philly Is Reopening. What's Taking SEPTA So Long?

June 28, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
Fare card still has problems, but SEPTA is already working on Key 2.0

June 25, 2021
WHYY | Philly Council limits development on growing Girard Avenue

June 23, 2021
⭐ WHYY | 
Opinion: SEPTA’s survival demands investments that will grow ridership

June 23, 2021
WHYY | Bleak plaza across from Philly’s City Hall moves toward $8.7M makeover

June 18, 2021
⭐ The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
7 ideas to improve Pa. with unprecedented funding in the state budget | Opinion

June 16, 2021
University City Review | 48th and Chester Development: A test case for Affordable Housing units

June 15, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
A controversial Philly parking tax cut proposal has collapsed

June 15, 2021
Philly’s proposed parking tax cut dies in council budget talks

June 14, 2021
WHYY | Philly parking tax vote delayed again as protesters target Parkway Corp.

June 8, 2021
Metro Philadelphia | Proposed tax cuts come under fire

June 8, 2021
Protesters stage mayor’s office sit-in to oppose Philly business tax cuts

June 5, 2021
Philly progressives, urbanists blast $130 million cut to city parking tax

June 2, 2021
Philly selects finalists to plan pedestrian-friendly revamp the Parkway

May 30, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Amazon got land SEPTA wanted. Will it delay a much-needed trolley upgrade?

May 20, 2021
University City Review | Loss of popular Chester Avenue dog park, fecal samples and affordable housing

May 14, 2021
PhillyVoice | New bill would dramatically reduce Philly's parking tax rate

May 13, 2021
Councilmember Parker introduces bill to cut Philly parking taxes

April 30, 2021
WHYY | How one Philly 'streetery' experiment became a victim of its own success

April 20, 2021
City Journal | Storm Warning in Philadelphia

April 15, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | 
Lower Merion bus stop is sorry, but not sorry enough. Oh, Canada.

April 9, 2021
WHYY | Chauvin trial: Philly police seek help from community as they prep for possible “unrest”

April 2, 2021
Cheddar | Emergence of Electric Vehicles Drive Lawmakers to Rethink the Gas Tax

March 31, 2021
WHYY | New trolleys, safer streets, e-buses: Philly could benefit from Biden’s infrastructure plan

March 24, 2021
Planetizen | Zoning Revision Process Hits Snags in Philadelphia

March 23, 2021
⭐ WHYY | Opinion: To thrive, Philly needs more housing — not more rules limiting builders

March 18, 2021
WHYY | Philly Council changes mixed-income housing bonus rules for Southwest Center City

March 17, 2021
nextcity.org | The Freeway Revolt Returns, This Time Over Widening

March 16, 2021
Pennsylvania Capital-Star | PennDOT widening projects under increased scrutiny during transit funding uncertainty

March 15, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | SEPTA is closing El station in Kensington to fix elevators damaged by urine, trash

March 5, 2021
WHYY | Philly’s iconic Ben Franklin Parkway to get a major redesign

March 1, 2021
Grid Magazine | What policies is Philly’s urbanist PAC 5th Square pushing this year? Grid sat down with one of its co-chairs to find out.

February 25, 2021
The Chestnut Hill Local | Post-pandemic public transit: A new look from the bottom up

February 25, 2021
WHYY | SEPTA to use COVID relief funds to move ahead with King of Prussia rail line

February 25, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | SEPTA board OKs spending federal COVID-19 aid on the King of Prussia rail line

February 22, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Better bus service could mean more opportunities for Philly residents, transit study finds

February 22, 2021
WHYY | Faster buses, more rail, new trolleys: Philly transit plan takes system to 2045

February 22, 2021
Philadelphia Business Journal | Philadelphia, SEPTA lay out plan to overhaul bus system, regional rail

February 22, 2021
Metro Philadelphia | Public transit plan puts out big ideas

February 4, 2021
The Chestnut Hill Local | Will Regional Rail survive?

February 4, 2021
WHYY | Philly Council passes resolution to give itself more power over development

February 1, 2021
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia | Grays Ferry Bridge To Provide Safe Bike/Ped Routes Over Schuylkill River

January 28, 2021
WHYY / PlanPhilly | Empty trains push SEPTA to explore changes to Regional Rail

January 27, 2021
WHYY / PlanPhilly | The rise of the ‘overlay’: How an obscure zoning tool is shaping Philly (again)

January 26, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Without commuters, what will happen to SEPTA Regional Rail?

January 12, 2021
CBS Philly | COVID In Philadelphia: SEPTA Union Says Transit Agency Going In Wrong Direction, Putting Workers', Riders' Health At Risk

January 11, 2021
philadelphianeighborhoods.com | Transportation: Petition Calls on SEPTA to Restore Service to Regional Rail Lines

January 6, 2021
⭐ WHYY / PlanPhilly | Opinion: How to shape Philly development in 2021