Author Archives: feetfirstphilly

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 […]

Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Walk

Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway has become an outdoor museum since its construction in the early 20th century. From Alexander Calder’s William Penn atop City Hall to Mark di Suvero’s Iroquois near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this tour highlights the convoluted and unique stories behind the Parkway’s outstanding collection of public art. Come out with Feet […]

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 […]