Feet First Philly’s “Where’s my effin’ sidewalk?” photo contest has come to an end, and the winners have been chosen! Below are the photos that won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The photos were judged based on the strength of the statement they made about sidewalk encroachments–things that get in the way of pedestrians’ regular use of the sidewalk. Each one of the photos below exemplifies an issue that pedestrians regularly face in Philadelphia.
Most sidewalk encroachments are preventable, and some of them are illegal. We need your help to bring attention to these when they arise. If you come across something you think is a code violation, like a construction site that blocks the sidewalk but does not provide adequate signage, report it to Philly 311 by using the mobile app or by going to this website and submitting a request to have the problem fixed. This is one way that you can help to keep Philadelphia walkable.
Congratulations to the contest winners! The winning photos appear below.
1st place: Photo #18 (Lauren Wolf)
2nd place: Photo #31 (Kristen Albee)
3rd place: Photo #42 (Grace Wang)