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City Council Candidate Survey: Beth Finn, At-Large Candidate

Candidate: Beth Finn, At-Large 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. Walkability: If elected, what would you do to promote walking in Philadelphia? We need more protected bike lanes, […]

City Council Candidate Survey: Adrian Rivera-Reyes, At-Large Candidate

Candidate: Adrian Rivera-Reyes, At-Large 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. Walkability: If elected, what would you do to promote walking in Philadelphia? By ensuring the maintenance of our […]

City Council Candidate Survey: Mark Ross, At-Large Candidate

Candidate: Mark Ross, At-Large 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. Walkability: If elected, what would you do to promote walking in Philadelphia? Yes. If elected what would you […]

Nick Zuwiala-Rogers, Transportation Program Director At Clean Air Council Speaks At State Senate Pedestrian Safety Policy Hearing

  Clean Air Council Transportation Program Director Nick Zuwiala-Rogers spoke at a policy hearing held to address the rising numbers of vehicle-related pedestrian deaths and injuries. Senator Sabatina’s district surrounds part of Roosevelt Boulevard which is regarded as one of the most dangerous roads in the country. Read our full testimony below. (Philadelphia, PA-April 5, […]

Feet First Philly Leadership 2019

Meet Feet First Philly’s Steering Committee Chair and Vice Chair! Jennifer Dougherty and Erika Morgan will lead our all-volunteer committee and work to advocate for pedestrians!   Jennifer Dougherty: Jennifer Dougherty is a life-long Philadelphian who grew up in Mayfair and now calls South Philadelphia home. Thanks to Philadelphia’s great walkability and transit network, Jen […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Erika Morgan

What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? I love walking! It is a very convenient way for me to get around. Because I have the privilege of living and working in very walkable areas of Philadelphia, I end up taking about […]

Get outside in April

Get outside in April with Feet First Philly! We are partnering with organizations across the city to help you get moving. On the SRT at the East Coast Greenway Summit  Register for the East Coast Greenway Mid-Atlantic Summit by March 22nd to get a chance to experience the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) with the Schuylkill […]

#NotaParkingSpot in 2019

2019 is the year we tackle illegal parking. Illegally parked cars on sidewalks and crosswalks risk the lives of pedestrians, and the word is getting around. PlanPhilly highlighted #NotaParkingSpot and we have reached out to 311 to add illegal parking to their app. We are planning to do more, starting with presenting to neighborhoods around […]

Shoveling Sidewalks: Pedestrian Safety

Most Philadelphia streets were designed well before the automobile was even a thought and during a time when cities needed to be walkable. Walking was not only the norm, but the only way for many early Philadelphians to get around. Despite Philadelphia’s planned walkability, the modern urban landscape poses challenges for pedestrians, and winter weather […]

Feet First Philly 2018 Report Card

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and supported Feet First Philly in 2018. We are so proud of all our accomplishments, and are looking forward to another year advocating for pedestrian safety!