Author Archives: feetfirstphilly

Holiday Light Walk 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join Feet First Philly December 14th at 5:45 PM to discover the best holiday lights in Center City. From Macy’s Light Show to Rittenhouse Park, see the holiday cheer Philly has to offer. Holidays are a time for family, so we encourage all ages to join us […]

GoPhillyGo + Walkability

Have you heard of GoPhillyGo? This multimodal trip planner website and app is the perfect way to find walkable destinations and events in Philly. Download that Android app on Google Play today to find your next walking destination! The GoPhillyGo app allows users to create customized lists of destinations based on preferences. Click on a […]

People Not Cars: Celebrating walkable cities

People Not Cars Our campaign People Not Cars reminds us who cities were built for: People! This may seem obvious, but look at a typical cityscape and you won’t see much space for people. Motor vehicles and their infrastructure dominate our public space and create negative effects on our mobility, health, and environment. Luckily, there […]

#NotaParkingSpot One Year Anniversary

#NotAParkingSpot is coming up on it’s one year anniversary! Thank you for your submissions which highlight the importance of pedestrian safety at crosswalks and on sidewalks. So far, we have received over 700 submissions. These submissions provide insight to when and where illegal parking happens most. We have identified Philly Police Districts 1 and 26 […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Lex Powers

What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? Philly is one of the most walkable cities in the country, and I’ve always walked as my primary mode of transportation since I’ve lived here. I don’t mind walking 30 or 40 minutes as […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Casey Ross

What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? I grew up in Brooklyn, so walking has been part of my daily life since as far back as I can remember. I lived in California for a few months, once, and I couldn’t get anywhere unless I drove. It was really miserable […]

Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Walk

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Walk! We enjoyed spending a beautiful Saturday afternoon walking the Parkway from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the centennial anniversary of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. With the help of the Association for Public Art tour guide, the […]

Self-Guided Walked Tours for PARK(ing) Day PHL

Headed to PARK(ing) Day PHL on September 21st? Pick up walking itineraries in Rittenhouse Square, Old City, and Chestnut Square East and complete the tour to get free entry to the Golden Cone Awards! Explore the parklets from the featured companies below and re-imagine our streets! Chestnut Square East JDavis Architects OLIN EwingCole PhillyCAM CHAD […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Nick Zuwiala-Rogers

1) What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? Being able to walk whether as a commute, to run errands, to visit a friend, or go out to dinner is one of the main draws to living in a dense area like […]

We Walk PHL is expanding!

We Walk PHL, free walking groups carried out in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Get Healthy Philly/Division of Chronic Disease Prevention at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, is expanding this fall to six new sites, giving We Walk a presence at 11 parks! New locations include Vernon Park, Clark […]