Press Coverage Featuring 5th Square & Its Members


November 4, 2019
Philadelphia Neighborhoods - Old City: City Council Candidates Vie for 5th Square Endorsements

October 10, 2019
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5th Square Opinion "Philly needs to reboot street cleaning program"

October 9, 2019
PlanPhilly - 5th Square Opinion "It’s time to test a car-free Chestnut Street"

September 12, 2019
The Philadelphia Inquirer - "Philly blesses worshipers with free parking, eliciting cyclists’ Old Testament wrath"

August 16, 2019
South Philly Review - "Will the Grays Ferry Ave. Bridge feature two protected bike lanes or not?"

August 6, 2019
PlanPhilly - "Grays Ferry Bridge is scary for cyclists and PennDOT’s rebuild won’t solve the problem"

July 9, 2019
Philadelphia Magazine - "The Beautiful Weirdness of Philly, One House Picture at a Time"

July 5, 2019
The Philadelphia Inquirer - "At city pools, a ‘why not?' attitude can lead to simple but meaningful improvements"

June 22, 2019
Philadelphia Magazine - "Philly Politics Is a Mess. Here’s Why That’s Encouraging."

May 20, 2019
Star - "Here’s how to improve pedestrian safety along Kensington’s Frankford Avenue business corridor, according to 5th Square"

May 19, 2019
Philly Talks Climate - "Who to vote for on May 21st?"

May 7, 2019
BillyPenn - "The procrastinator’s guide to the May 2019 primary election in Philly"

May 3, 2019
The Philadelphia Citizen - "Who's Running for City Council?"

May 3, 2019
6ABC Philadelphia - "Building it Better Together: How SEPTA plans to improve mass transit in Philadelphia"

May 2, 2019
6ABC Philadelphia - "Building It Better Together: Challenges facing mass transit in Philadelphia region"

April 19, 2019
BillyPenn - "Want to host a block party? After changes last year, Philly's permit process has glitches"

April 18, 2019
Philadelphia Magazine - "Here’s What Philly’s New Leaf Blower Street Sweeping Program Looks Like"

April 18, 2019
PlanPhilly - “Drivers from these gentrifying Philly neighborhoods get the most parking tickets"

April 17, 2019
BillyPenn - "Philadelphia’s new version of street sweeping is…dusty"

April 16, 2019
NBC 10 Philadelphia - "Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Wants to Blow Away Trash in Litter-Heavy Neighborhoods"

April 16, 2019
6ABC Philadelphia - "New street sweeping program tackles litter in Philadelphia"

April 15, 2019
PlanPhilly - “Philly names 6 neighborhoods for street cleaning experiment"

April 11, 2019
The Philadelphia Inquirer - "It’s time to pedestrianize the Italian Market"

April 5, 2019
Curbed Philadelphia - "Neighbors raise concerns over apartment project’s impact on Italian Market"

April 4, 2019
PlanPhilly - “Congestion pricing floated as fix for Pa. transit funding crisis"

April 3, 2019
PlanPhilly - “Could a driveway kill the Italian Market?"

March 18, 2019
Technically Philly - “Have a look at SEPTA Key’s revamped website in beta mode"

February 19, 2019
The Temple News - “Temple alumna runs for West Philly City Council seat"

February 21, 2019
Philadelphia Public Record - "POLS ON THE STREET: And They’re Off! Candidates Seize Clipboards"

February 8, 2019
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5th Square Opinion - “Philly can’t achieve Vision Zero without change at PennDot“

February 7, 2019
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Go ahead, cross in the middle of the block — if you dare“

January 29, 2019
Curbed Philadelphia - "Developer wants to bring 31-story apartment tower to Society Hill"


December 20, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Should Philly end single-family zoning? Minneapolis is doing it“

December 11, 2018
Metro Philadelphia - “Some riders still struggling to adapt to SEPTA Key

November 28, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Is free December street parking a boon or bust for Philadelphia?”

November 17, 2018
PHL17 - 
“Weekend Philler Episode 307 highlights Building the Cycling City”

October 19, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 
“Speed cameras highlight year one of Philly's safe streets project”

October 16, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 
“Election Day is coming. Where’s the celebration? | Editorial”

October 12, 2018
The Philadelphia Citizen - 
“The Citizen Recommends: Free Septa to the Polls"

October 5, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 
“After beefs, Philadelphia makes it easier to host a block party”

October 5, 2018
PlanPhilly - 
“Free transit on Election Day? SEPTA votes no”

October 4, 2018
The Philadelphia Citizen - 
“The Citizen Recommends: Running While Female"

September 9, 2018
PlanPhilly - 
“Petition wants to make visiting the dead at Woodlands Cemetery safer for the living”

August 13, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 
“Philly has 922 streets banned from having block parties. Why?”

August 9, 2018
PlanPhilly - 
“Floating a solution to Philadelphia's parking-space quandary”

August 7, 2018
Generocity - 
“How Philly’s 4 Emerging City Champions are reimagining public space for social change”

July 11, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 
“Philadelphia has 2,172,896 parking spaces. So how come you're still circling the block?”

July 10, 2018
Philadelphia Magazine - 
Cyclists to Wawa: Get Your Delivery Trucks Out of Bike Lane”

July 6, 2018
- “Photos of Philly sidewalks blocked by things that are not ICE protests”

June 21, 2018
PlanPhilly - 
“Overhauling its bus network may be on SEPTA’s schedule soon”

June 20, 2018
The Philadelphia Citizen - 
“It’s Time to shake up the Office of Property Assessment”

June 7, 2018
Metro Philadelphia - 
“Lincoln Drive announces new road closures for $12 million renovation”

May 30, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 
“Is LOVE Park inclusive - or hostile? How the 'war on sitting' is changing public spaces”

April 30, 2018
Philadelphia Magazine - 
City Begins $12M Restoration Project on Lincoln Drive”

April 5, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 
“The latest Scandinavian clean-living craze to hit Philly: 'plogging'”

April 5, 2018
Philadelphia Magazine - 
“Here Are the 2018 Rad Awards Nominees”

April 5, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 
“Bike lane change to improve safety in Philly, but many want more … or less”

March 26, 2018
PlanPhilly - 
“New bike lanes coming to Fairmount Park and West Philly”

March 10, 2018
Philadelphia Magazine - 
How Snowstorms Help Philadelphia Redesign Its Streets”

March 8, 2018 Philly - 
“Before the snow melts: Add Philly ‘sneckdowns’ to this collaborative map”

February 27, 2018
Curbed Philadelphia - 
“Philadelphia bike safety in peril following City Council proposal: Advocates”

February 21, 2018
he Philadelphia Inquirer - “Filthadelphia mapped: See how (and why) trash in your neighborhood stacks up”

February 17, 2018
Philadelphia Magazine - “Gridlock: Center City’s Traffic Apocalypse”

February 7, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Eagles parade transit plans draw plaudits, criticism”


December 22, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Elderly woman fatally struck by SUV in South Philly”

December 19, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “After another accident, bike lane advocates again take to Philly streets”

November 30, 2017
The Philadelphia Citizen - “Meet The Disruptor: Antoinette Marie Johnson”

November 29, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Protesters create human bike lane where bicyclist was killed in Center City”

November 28, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Bicyclist killed in collision with garbage truck in Center City”

November 20, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Transit riders unions may be coming to Philly”

November 2, 2017
Philadelphia Magazine - “20 Smart Transportation Ideas Reshaping Philadelphia (and Your Life)”

September 14, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “The culture war in the bike lane: In Philly, are cars winning?”

August 30, 2017
The Philadelphia Citizen - “Guest Commentary: On Race and Place, Philly Needs One Set of Rules”

August 29, 2017
PhillyVoice - “On race and place, Philadelphia must play by the rules”

August 18, 2017
PlanPhilly - “There’s no such thing as free parking in Philly, says economist who calculated how much off-street parking adds to housing prices”

August 17, 2017
Philadelphia Magazine - “City on Broad Street Parking: Cops Have More Important Things to Do”

August 15, 2017
The Philadelphia Citizen - “Median Matters: What we’re talking about when we talk about South Philly parking wars”

August 1, 2017 Philly - “Think Company, Code for Philly, 5th Square team up to fight SEPTA Key’s UX woes”

July 28, 2017
PlanPhilly - You weren’t the only one: After hundreds of riders accidentally get 2nd Key card, SEPTA pledges to fix kiosks, website”

July 28, 2017
Think Company - “Guerrilla UX: Exploring a Better Design for the SEPTAkey Kiosk”

July 28, 2017
Next City - “Are Philly Urbanists Jumping the Shark With Parking Fight?”

July 24, 2017
6ABC News - “Group sues city over median parking in South Philadelphia”

July 21, 2017
Billy Penn - “Philly activist sues to stop South Broad median parking; justice for the PPA?”

June 15, 2017
PhillyVoice - “Are plastic bags on the way out in Philadelphia? It's up to Wolf”

May 10, 2017
Al Dia News - “Not in our yard: Local petition circulates to stop PPA billboards”

May 9, 2017
Next City - “Philadelphia Is in a Parking-Related Billboard Fight“

May 9, 2017
Philadelphia Magazine - “The PPA Wants to Put Billboards in Neighborhood Lots – and Neighbors Aren’t Happy”

April 7, 2017
PlanPhilly - “SEPTA resists petition to end transfer fees”

March 20, 2017
he Philadelphia Inquirer - “Commentary: A cleaner Philly starts with you”

March 20, 2017
PhillyVoice - “Online petition calls for SEPTA to eliminate $1 transfer fee”

February 6, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Councilmanic prerogative for plants?”


December 15, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “How a Philly guy, fed up with crashes, built his own bike lane”

September 23, 2016
The Philadelphia Citizen - “Bringing Back the ‘Jay Driver’”

September 6, 2019
PhilaDelight - “Illegal Median Parking Battle Divides South Philly Residents”

August 24, 2016
Philadelphia Magazine - “Kenney to PPA: Target Worst Offenders Parking on Broad Street Median”

August 22, 2016
The Philadelphia Citizen - “South Philly Split on Broad Street Parking”

August 11, 2016
South Philly Review - “The muddle in the middle”

August 10, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Will Philly finally get rid of the giant parking lot in the South Broad median?”

August 9, 2016
The Philadelphia Citizen - “Take The Poll: Parking On The Broad Street Median?”

August 2, 2016
WHYY - “South Philly rite all wrong, says group pushing to end median parking on Broad”

August 1, 2016
CBS Philly - “Should Parking On South Broad Street Median Be Banned?”

August 1, 2016
Fox29 News - “After DNC, it's back to parking as usual on S. Broad Street”

July 28, 2016
PhillyVoice - “Petition calls for permanent enforcement of South Broad parking ban”

July 27, 2016
Curbed Philadelphia - “Petition Calls to Make South Broad Median Car-Free After DNC”

June 19, 2016
Spoke Magazine - “City leaders have a vision of ending traffic deaths once and for all. Here’s what that might look like.”

June 15, 2016
StreetsBlog - “Philly Advocates Rally to Demand 30 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes”

June 14, 2016
PhillyVoice - “Bicycling advocates urge Philly to quickly install protected bike lanes”

June 14, 2016
PlanPhilly - “1000 signatures call for better bike infrastructure, safe streets”

June 14, 2016
NBC10 News - “Philadelphia Cycling Advocates Call for Protected Bike Lane Installation”

May 24, 2016
PhillyVoice - “Group asks PennDOT: Make Frankford Avenue safer for walking”

March 12, 2016 - “Budget Cuts Force Philadelphians to Clean Their Own Streets”

March 11, 2016
Billy Penn - “Vision Zero: The ‘fanatical’ movement to make Philly’s streets less deadly”

February 15, 2016
Next City - “Is Jim Kenney Philadelphia's First Mayor for Millennials?”

February 14, 2016
Philadelphia Magazine - “20 Smart Transportation Ideas Reshaping Philadelphia (and Your Life)”

January 20, 2016
Billy Penn - “One-party town: How Philly went Democratic, and why that hurts us here and in Harrisburg”

January 20, 2016
PlanPhilly - “Mayoral Mobility: How Philly got around, got along, and got by under Nutter”

January 7, 2016
StreetsBlog - “New Philly Mayor: Politicos Can No Longer Park on the City Hall Sidewalk”

January 4, 2016
Philadelphia Magazine - “The City Hall Parking Lot Is Finally Dead”


December 7, 2015
Philebrity - “Philebrity Nominates 5th Square for Not-For-Profit of the Year”

December 3, 2015
PlanPhilly - “SEPTA extends late-ish regional rail service to Wilmington”

December 1, 2015
The Philadelphia Citizen - “Tired of the Vacant Lot at 6th and Christian?”

October 29, 2015
South Philly Review - “South Philly Review Covers Transport Guru Andrew Stober's Council Run, Notes 5th Square Endorsement”

October 20, 2015
The Philadelphia Citizen - “Ideas We Should Steal: Free Septa For Students”

October 4, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “The drive for carless streets in Philadelphia”

September 27, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine - “The Death of Gentrification Guilt”

August 16, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine - “The Battle for the Soul of Washington Avenue”

July 21, 2015
PlanPhilly - “The top congestion-fighting ideas from the Downtown Delivery Symposium”

July 16, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine - “Fix It: The Terrifying Unmarked On-Ramp Near Eakins Oval”

July 2, 2015
Philadelphia Neighborhoods - City Hall: New PAC Connects City Issues Through the Public Space

June 11, 2015
PlanPhilly - “Updated: City Hall Parking Lot isn't dead yet. But it's all over in January.”

May 20, 2015
PlanPhilly - “Cyclists, pedestrians lack a good crash reporting system”

May 14, 2015
Generocity - “6 Key Topics to Read Up on Before May 19”

May 13, 2015
WHYY - “A who’s who in the race for Philly City Council”

May 13, 2015
Huffington Post - “This Guy Used 5 Seconds Of Video To Calculate How Fast The Amtrak Train Was Going”

May 13, 2015
NBC10 News - “Polling Philly: Jim Kenney Holds Commanding Lead In Democratic Mayoral Primary”

May 8, 2015
The Philadelphia Citizen - “MILLENNIALS OUT LOUD, This week, young engaged Philadelphians are letting their voices fly”

May 6, 2015
WHYY - “5th Square PAC endorses council slate, Kenney for mayor”

April 16, 2015
South Philly Review - “Young voters using PACs for political engagement”

April 10, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine - “WATCH: New Philly PSA Tells Pedestrians to Get Off Their Phones”

March 31, 2015
Billy Penn - “Philly PACs 101: How TV and social media could drive millennial votes”

March 4, 2015 - “Millennial PACs gain steam — and money — in Philadelphia”

March 1, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Millennials could be political force in Philadelphia, if they voted”

January 29, 2015
CBS Philly - “Campaign Funding PACs Enter Philadelphia Politics”

January 28, 2015
PhillyVoice - “City Councilfolk lose their eponymous domain names”

January 28, 2015
Philadelphia Business Journal - “City Council's domain name war is on, but is it legal?”

January 28, 2015 Philly - “Look who’s cybersquatting on City Council”

January 26, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine - Is New Millennial PAC Just Trolling Council?”

January 26, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine - “Half of City Council Just Got Cybersquatted”

January 21, 2015
StreetsBlog - “Philly Urbanists Launch Political Action Committee to Shake Up City Council”

January 12, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine - “A New Urbanist, Progressive PAC Is Forming”

January 12, 2015
This Old City - “5th Square Formally Launches With Announcement at This Old City”