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Chloe Finigan, Transportation Outreach Coordinator at Clean Air Council, took some time to talk about her experiences as a pedestrian in Philly! She currently works as the support staff for Feet First Philly (FFP). If you would like to get involved with FFP, email feetfirstphilly@cleanair.org today.  What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long […]

Vision Zero PHL

Last week, the City of Philadelphia released its Vision Zero Three Year Action Plan  to the public. The initiative was started by Mayor Kenney to address the alarming rates of pedestrian deaths and serious injuries caused by vehicles. Philly currently has the most vehicle involved pedestrians deaths compared to other U.S cities including Los Angeles […]

The picture to the right shows Matt at what he believes to currently be one of the worst intersections in Philadelphia — the intersection of 12th Street and Chestnut Street. The way that traffic builds up here due to lane closure from construction and poorly time traffic lights makes it dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists, […]

One benefit of walking is that it increases social connectivity and cultivates community well-being, and walking groups provide an outlet for people who want to improve their health while also interacting with others. Throughout the month of June, I have had the pleasure of getting to experience the benefit of walking with a group first […]

Above are some quotes from the stories we have been sent about pedestrian experiences on JFK Boulevard and Market Street. All of the stories we have received so far have been shared with Councilman Clarke and other City agency representatives. Thank you to those who have contributed. Please continue to send us your stories at […]

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting with three of the five APM Community Connectors — Denzel, Melinda and Leon to talk about how they encourage walking and walkability in the communities they serve. While the APM Community Connectors promote a variety of programming and projects that strive to encourage community and economic development, I […]

June 15, 2017 Dear Feet First Philly Members, As many of you may have heard, transportation advocate Peter Javsicas passed away this week due to injuries he sustained from being hit by a car while walking at 16th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Peter was someone who spent his life advocating for the safety […]

Not too long ago I had the opportunity to meet with Barbra and Liz who are avid walkers in Philadelphia. Barbra is Liz’s mom. They are very close and walk everywhere together. Every week Liz and Barbra venture to a variety of destinations — Barbra on foot and Liz in her wheelchair. They walk to […]

Over the past couple of weeks a major topic of discussion has been the construction happening outside of the Apple store on 16th and Walnut. The way that the construction project is set up makes it so that the northwest side of the intersection’s sidewalk and parking lane is blocked off. Because of this many pedestrians, […]

This past week Nicole and I met up to discuss what her experience is like walking around Philadelphia. Nicole is a new mom with an 11 month old son, and since having her son she has realized how difficult it can be to actually get around Philadelphia walking with a stroller. Nicole lives in the […]