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Feet First Philly Joins The Livable Communities 2020 Action Plan

Feet First Philly joins the Livable Communities 2020 Action Plan in asking for $31.3 Million in operating and capital funds to be restored or reallocated to the City’s budget. These resources support the findings of the Budget Community Engagement process, and prioritize three key areas, parks, housing, and cleaner and safer streets – including addressing […]

Person walkin in roadway in Center City Philadelphia

Happening Today at 12pm: Walk Talk: Resources For Pedestrians In Philly

What are some of the most effective ways to advocate for pedestrians in Philadelphia? Join Clean Air Council, Feet First Philly, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Fairmount Park Conservancy during Love Your Park Week for a special webinar on pedestrian resources. Feet First Philly will present on their Pedestrian Advocacy Guide, a how to […]

FFP and Temple Partner For Second Semester of Walk Audit Certification

This spring, Feet First Philly partnered with Temple University’s Office of Sustainability to bring a second walk audit certification to campus. Students who completed the introductory walk audit course were offered the opportunity to engage in a more focused quantitative walk audit concentrating on a single intersection instead of a corridor.  The  virtual walk audit […]

Our Virtual Scavenger Hunt is Back at Cobbs Creek Park

Celebrate trails this spring by completing this self-guided scavenger hunt from Feet First Philly at Cobbs Creek Park. Between April 24th and May 31st, download the bingo card and head to Cobbs Creek. While you explore the park, look for the landmarks on the bingo card and take pictures of them. Once you get bingo (vertical line, […]

Tell The Federal Government to Design New Roads With Amenities and Protections for Pedestrians

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) dictates how roads are built in the US and has for far too long benefitted driver convenience over pedestrian safety and mobility. The first major update of the MUTCD in over a decade is currently being revised and taking public comment. Feet First Philly urges you to […]

People forced to walk in bike lane

Take Our Action And Tell The City To Fund Sidewalks In The Next Budget

Walking and rolling are a fundamental right and all Philadelphians deserve access to safe city sidewalks. Walking is the least expensive, most reliable, and most sustainable way to travel in Philadelphia. Sidewalks provide economic, mental, physical, and social benefits, and they must be in good repair to facilitate safe travel between neighborhoods and to access […]

We Closed Out 2020 With A Fun Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Feet First Philly launched its first-ever Virtual Scavenger Hunt last November at four amazing Philly parks to encourage people to safely enjoy time outdoors while earning prizes. People from across the city joined in a fun socially distant activity at Cobbs Creek Park, Grays Ferry Crescent Park, Tacony Creek Park, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) […]

PARK(ing) Day 2018

Feet First Philly and Clean Air Council Announce 7 Recipients Of Public Space Enhancement Mini-Grants

Feet First Philly and Clean Air Council, in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, are pleased to announce the recipients of our first pedestrian enhancement mini-grants. The chosen projects represent seven distinct neighborhoods and seven distinct strategies to address barriers to walking and rolling.  Chew and Chelten CDC/RCO – The project revamps an […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Russell Zerbo

Russell Zerbo is a community organizer and advocate for Clean Air Council and an avid walker. Learn more about his favorite places to walk in Philadelphia including some of his favorite secret stops. What is your experience as a pedestrian on an average day? How long do you walk/roll? Where do you start and finish? […]

Video: Hear From VSH Park Reps And Listen For The Nov Grand Prize Winners

Our Virtual Scavenger Hunt for the month of November included four amazing Philly parks: Cobbs Creek Park, FDR Park, Grays Ferry Crescent Park, and Tacony Creek Park. Watch the video below to hear from park representatives and listen for the announcement of the grand prize winners from last month, plus a sneak peek of the […]