Author Archives: feetfirstphilly

PEDESTRIANS OF PHILADELPHIA: Casey Buckley

Pedestrians of Philadelphia highlights people and how they experience the world through their own personal mobility. Casey Buckley shares her experiences and perspective as a wheelchair user in Philadelphia. What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk/roll? Why did you decide to walk/roll as your commute?  I both walk and roll. […]

Street Parking to Parklets at the 2019 PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, day-long global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into public mini-parks, or “parklets.” In Philadelphia, approximately 60 volunteer teams design, build, and install these temporary 170 square-foot parklets throughout the city as a gift to their fellow citizens.  Inexpensive curbside parking causes increased traffic, wasted […]

#NotaParkingSpot Walk Audit

Feet First Philly conducted a walk audit in South Philly to capture the harmful effects of illegal parking as part of our #NotaParkingSpot campaign. We were joined by Girard Estates Neighborhood Association and Committee Person 26-12, John Zimmerman, to collect data on just how dangerous an intersection can be when illegally parked cars block crosswalks […]

PARK(ing) Day PHL 2019

Feet First Philly is proud to partner with PARK(ing) Day PHL for a third year! PARK(ing) Day PHL celebrates pedestrian spaces and walkable streets, and we are excited to provide a Self-Guided Walking Tour! This Self-Guided Walking Tour Booklet consists of information about placemaking and walkability, a map of areas to explore, and more!   Why […]

Walk with Bala Walks This July

Join Feet First Philly and Bala Walks this July to explore pedestrian safety issues just outside of Philadelphia!  We will join Bala Walks, pedestrian safety group in Bala Cynwyd, along the Cynwyd Heritage Trail to discuss how pedestrian safety issues differ and stay the same just a few miles outside of the city. Enjoy a […]

Volunteer for Philly Free Streets

Did you hear? Philly Free Streets will be back on North Broad Street on Saturday, August 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from City Hall to Butler Street and Germantown Ave. The four-mile stretch of road will be temporarily closed to cars, inviting people to walk, bike, and play. Each year, volunteers have helped […]

Support HB792

HB792, known as the “Protected Pedestrian Plazas and Pedalcycle Lanes” bill, is a straightforward fix that will allow cities like Philadelphia to design infrastructure that keeps pedestrians safe, including protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas, on state roads where they are needed most. Because several projects are coming up soon, it is urgent that this […]

City Council Candidate Survey: Karla Cruel, 4th District Candidate

Candidate: Karla Cruel, 4th District Candidate This questionnaire was sent to every candidate no matter the party affiliation. Feet First Philly does not endorse any particular candidate and provides the responses to the public for informational purposes only. In lieu of a questionnaire, 4th District Candidate Karla Cruel responded with the following email: Thank you […]

Feet First Philly + Instagram

Feet First Philly is getting an Instagram! Starting June 2019, @not_a_spot_phila will turn into Feet First Philly’s account and will not only post #NotaParkingSpot, but Vision Zero, events, and other pedestrian advocacy news. Follow today and connect with Feet First Philly!

#NotaParkingSpot Update May 2019

#NotaParkingSpot is growing! Since December 2017, Feet First Philly has received over 1,400 submissions of illegal parking in our city. Thanks to all your work, Feet First Philly has been collecting and distributing data to advocate for safe and clear pedestrian spaces. We STILL need your help. Send in your submissions via Twitter or email. […]