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Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Titania Markland

What is your experience as a pedestrian on an average day? How long do you walk/run? As an athlete and pedestrian, I generally walk/run an average of 4-5 miles on a typical day. Walking is my main way of getting around the city, followed by taking public transportation. I enjoy walking for exercise, transportation, and […]

New Pedestrian Portal Lets Users View and Update Sidewalk Conditions in Real Time

Philly has thousands of miles of sidewalk, and the farther away from Center City you are, the more likely it is you will encounter inadequate or unsafe sidewalk conditions. To make things more complicated, the city lacks an organized repair program and puts the burden of repair on homeowners. That means unsafe conditions could remain […]

There Is Still Time To Apply For Our Public Space Enhancement Mini-Grant

Do you know a public space that could use an enhancement? There is still time for you or your organization to submit an application for our mini-grant program and help fund a public space enhancement project in your community.  Grant awards ranging from $500 to $2000 will be given to groups and individuals whose proposals […]

New Measures Improve Road Safety Near Somerton Station

Somerton resident Timothy Worstall has advocated for pedestrian safety improvements on Station Road leading to SEPTA’s Somerton Regional Rail Station in Northeast Philadelphia for the past four years over concerns regarding high traffic volume and a lack of safe pedestrian access approaching Somerton Regional Rail Station. Worstall reached out to Feet First Philly one year […]

Explore 4 Amazing Philly Parks on a Virtual Scavenger Hunt This November

Our very first Virtual Scavenger Hunt is underway at four amazing Philly parks this month: Cobbs Creek Park – Over four miles of paved and unpaved trails in West Philly, home to an environmental center, playgrounds, and much more. FDR Park – South Philly’s largest park with historic buildings and a brand new section of […]

Feet First Philly and Temple University Launch Walk Audit Program For Students

Feet First Philly partnered with Temple University’s Office of Sustainability in October to launch a Walk Audit Certification Program for students. Over twenty graduate and undergraduate students from five colleges including Fox School of Business and Tyler School of Art and Architecture participated in the certification program. The two-part training taught students how to evaluate […]

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Feet First Philly’s Virtual Scavenger Hunt Feet First Philly is excited to launch our very first Virtual Scavenger Hunt in four parks across the city: Cobbs Creek Park  FDR Park Gray’s Ferry Crescent Park  Tacony Creek Park  Feet First Philly’s month long Virtual Scavenger Hunt begins on November 1. Anyone can participate. All you need […]

Feet First Philly Unveils New Logo and Branding

Feet First Philly is excited to unveil a new logo and branding on our website and across our social media channels. Our communications subcommittee worked with amazing local graphic designer Danni Sinisi to create our new logo and look. Tag us on social media and let us know if you like what you see. Our […]

APHA Webinar Now Available To Watch

In July, Feet First Philly worked with partners around the country to follow-up on the 2019 APHA conference we were a part of, and hosted an updated conversation in webinar format. During this webinar you will join national and local leaders in a virtual conversation about their interdisciplinary research and advocacy-based perspectives to create inclusive, […]

Recap: Recovery Streets Webinar

Cities across the world are faced with the unprecedented task of keeping the public safe and finding ways for businesses to survive the economic challenges caused by the global health crisis. Cities are also seeing unprecedented opportunity to repurpose street space in creative ways for people, with less demand from vehicles during the pandemic. Feet […]