Pedestrians of Philadelphia Natalie Short

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Natalie Short

Our Pedestrians of Philadelphia series highlights Philadelphian's and their thoughts and experiences walking and rolling in the City. Natalie Short lives in Fishtown and works in program evaluation for a Kensington nonprofit. She loves sustainability, nature, and native plant habitat gardening for the bugs and birds. She learned to walk at 12 months and has been … Continue reading Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Natalie Short

Feet First Philly Joins The Fairmount Park We Walk PHL For A Fun Walk In West Park

Last month,  Feet First Philly, represented by Titania Markland, Clean Air Council’s Transportation Outreach Coordinator, joined the Fairmount Park We Walk PHL group for an exciting, welcoming, and fun walk in West Fairmount Park. The group met at Concourse lake in West Philly, and did some stretching exercises before walking and exploring the unique habitat. … Continue reading Feet First Philly Joins The Fairmount Park We Walk PHL For A Fun Walk In West Park

Feet First Philly Pedestrian Advocacy for all

Feet First Philly Launches New Website

Feet First Philly is proud to unveil the new http://www.feetfirstphilly.org, and excited to use it to share resources and information that empowers residents to make their communities safer for pedestrians. Our new website makes it easy to connect people to city resources, other advocates, volunteers, and helps people come together to create solutions to pedestrian … Continue reading Feet First Philly Launches New Website

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Explore Clark Park in West Philly This June For Our Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Our Virtual Scavenger Hunt is coming to Clark Park for the very first time! Clark Park is located in West Philadelphia along Woodland, Baltimore, and Elmwood Avenues and was established in 1895. The park extends over nine acres and has its own friends group known as the Friends of Clark Park (FOCP) which was founded … Continue reading Explore Clark Park in West Philly This June For Our Virtual Scavenger Hunt

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Feet First Philly Joins The Livable Communities 2020 Action Plan

Feet First Philly joins the Livable Communities 2020 Action Plan in asking for $31.3 Million in operating and capital funds to be restored or reallocated to the City’s budget. These resources support the findings of the Budget Community Engagement process, and prioritize three key areas, parks, housing, and cleaner and safer streets - including addressing … Continue reading Feet First Philly Joins The Livable Communities 2020 Action Plan

Volunteers Conducting Walk Audit

Feet First Philly and Temple University Bring Back Walk Audit Certification For Second Semester

This spring Feet First Philly partnered with Temple University’s Office of Sustainability to bring a second walk audit certification to campus. Students who completed the introductory walk audit course were offered the opportunity to engage in a more focused qualitative walk audit concentrating on a single intersection instead of a corridor.  The  virtual walk audit … Continue reading Feet First Philly and Temple University Bring Back Walk Audit Certification For Second Semester

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Take Our Action And Tell The City To Fund Sidewalks In The Next Budget

Walking and rolling are a fundamental right and all Philadelphians deserve access to safe city sidewalks. Walking is the least expensive, most reliable, and most sustainable way to travel in Philadelphia. Sidewalks provide economic, mental, physical, and social benefits, and they must be in good repair to facilitate safe travel between neighborhoods and to access … Continue reading Take Our Action And Tell The City To Fund Sidewalks In The Next Budget

Our Virtual Scavenger Hunt Is Over But You Can Still Use The Bingo Cards to Explore 4 Parks

Feet First Philly launched its first-ever Virtual Scavenger Hunt last November at four amazing Philly parks to encourage people to safely enjoy time outdoors while earning prizes. People from across the city joined in a fun socially distant activity at Cobbs Creek Park, Grays Ferry Crescent Park, Tacony Creek Park, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) … Continue reading Our Virtual Scavenger Hunt Is Over But You Can Still Use The Bingo Cards to Explore 4 Parks