Author Archives: feetfirstphilly

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Emily Morton-Owens

1) What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? I have never owned a car, so for me, a walking commute is an active and relaxing alternative to public transit (although I do take the trolley and bus in bad weather!). I […]

#NotaParkingSpot: PPD vs PPA

#NotaParkingSpot is gaining momentum after receiving over 300 submissions in six months. Thank you to everyone who has posted to Twitter or submitted via email. We can’t increase enforcement and ensure safe spaces for pedestrians without the support from pedestrian safety advocates like you. In every post, we tag the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) and […]

Pass SB 172: Automated Speed Cameras

Senate Bill 172, which will legalize automated speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard, and likely save several lives per year, came agonizingly close to being passed through the Pennsylvania legislature last month. The bill is awaiting one final concurrence vote in the House after summer recess, and your representatives need to hear from you. Let them […]

Volunteer at Philly Free Streets 2018

Philly Free Streets is only a month away. Become part of the experience and give back this summer by volunteering at Philly Free Streets on August 11! Philly Free Streets is a people-powered initiative of the City of Philadelphia that temporarily closes streets to cars, inviting people to walk, bike, and play. This year’s car-free […]

Pedestrian Safety on Spring Garden

                    Thank you to everyone who came out to support pedestrian safety and the East Coast Greenway on Spring Garden Street! Together we were able to identify issues for safety and comfort along this bustling corridor. What did we find? Participants noted a hostile environment for pedestrians with […]

May 2018 Newsletter

Feet First Philly May 2018 Newsletter Protected Bike Lanes on Market Street and JFK Boulevard Construction for the new protected bike lanes on  Market Street and JFK Boulevard between 15th and 20th Street started Monday, May 21st, to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety in Center City. The project will be piloted for 9 months. The […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Susie Perloff

What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? My office is in my apartment, so I walk about 19 steps to get there from my bedroom, 24 steps from my kitchen. I walk everywhere else, too. Since I work alone, I need […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Lauren Vidas

1) What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? I’m truly multi-modal (I bike, have a car for work, and take public transit) but prefer walking when trying to get from point A to B. On days when I’m not chained to […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Kelly Edwards

What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? The scenic Philly streets and access to shops and restaurants make Philadelphia a great place for walking. I often walk home from my job at 10th and Spring Garden all the way back to […]

Car on Sidewalk 13 and W Palmer

Not A Parking Spot Philadelphia: 2017 Overview

In November 2017, Feet First Philly took over the twitter account NotAParkingSpotPhila, an outlet that advocates for pedestrian safety in Philadelphia. In only two months, Feet First Philly has been flooded with submissions, thank you emails, and responses from Philadelphians concerned for pedestrian safety. In total, Feet First Philly has received 40 submissions each violating […]