Feet First Philly joined dozens of groups as part of 2019 PARK(ing) Day PHL. Street parking here and all over the world was transformed into mini parks or parklets. Our parklet gave a glimpse at what it would be like if contractors provided a safe and accessible walkway around their work site when blocking sidewalks, which unfortunately is rare.
Our team also worked with the PARK(ing) Day organizers to produce a great booklet that taught people about parking day, the advocacy work we do, and the booklet also gave people the chance to vote for their favorite parklet. The winner received the “Golden Cone Award” at the PARK(ing) Day after party where Feet First Philly vice-chair Erika Morgan was the keynote speaker.
We believe requiring ADA compliant passage around construction sites will make all pedestrians safer, and ensure safety for residents who need it the most. This was a fun event that helps us think about ways to improve the urban landscape, and we look forward to participating again in 2020.