Clean Air Council, Feet First Philly, and several other local organizations held a fun day of activities along Cobbs Creek Trail as part of Celebrate Trails Day on April 23. The day’s events kicked off with our fantastic partners WeWalk and GirlTrek hosting a walk along the Cobbs Creek Park trails. The Cobbs Creek Community … Continue reading Feet First Philly Joins Local Organizations To Celebrate Cobbs Creek Trail
Along with April flowers came Feet First Philly’s first walk of 2022, the Germantown Avenue Pocket Park Walk. Part of Feet First Philly’s series of 10 walks for 10 years Anniversary Celebration, the Pocket Park tour started at Allens Lane Train Station and moved on to explore six pocket parks and pedestrian safety improvements at … Continue reading Germantown Pocket Park Walk Kicks Off 10 Walks For 10 Years Of Pedestrian Advocacy
According to the Philadelphia Streets Department, “traffic calming measures— especially speed cushions— can slow the speed of vehicles and may reduce traffic volume.” The Department has a process by which a resident can request traffic calming measures on their street, but several criteria must be met: To qualify for a traffic calming and safety study, … Continue reading Only 3% of the High Injury Network Qualifies For Traffic Calming Measures Under Current Criteria
Feet First Philly partnered with Temple University’s Office of Sustainability for a third year to offer a walk audit certification course to students. This semester’s audit used Feet First Philly’s quantitative walk audit which focuses on a specific intersection of concern. Feet First Philly and Temple teamed up with Tookany/Tacony Watershed Partnership(TTF) to study a … Continue reading FFP Partners With Temple University For The Third Year To Offer Walk Audit Certification
This project/program was funded (in part) by the Pa. Department of Health’s Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. This is part two of this year’s Public Space Enhancement Mini-grant awards (see previous mini-grant announcement for part one, the first five mini-grant winners). These mini-grants are aimed at enhancing public space through supporting community groups, … Continue reading We’re Excited To Announce Funding for Four More Public Space Enhancement Projects in Philly
The City of Philadelphia has a Streets Department responsible for paving and maintaining roadways, but the City leaves sidewalk maintenance to property owners – many of whom cannot afford to make sidewalk repairs on their own. Philadelphia has over 230 miles of sidewalks in poor condition, which decreases the quality of life and makes walking … Continue reading We’re Launching A #fundsidewalks Campaign To Bring Awareness To Philly’s Broken Sidewalks
This first step in sidewalk management would require less than 1% of the Streets Department Budget and allow the City to get the ball rolling on creating a long overdue repair and replace strategy that works for residents in every neighborhood. The City must act immediately and set aside this funding in order to capitalize … Continue reading TAKE ACTION: It’s Time To Fund Philly Sidewalks Like The City Funds Streets
Feet First Philly is deeply disappointed that Washington Avenue will not receive the three-lane option, which is the safest repaving and improvement option for all road users. The three-lane option was supported by seven years of public meetings, studies, surveys, which included outreach to 26 RCOs and civic associations, and was publicly announced as the … Continue reading City Reveals Mixed Lane Option For Washington Avenue After Backpedlling From Three Lane Option
Pedestrian Safety Is Thrown Aside In City’s Move To Rescind Final Design Choice For Washington Avenue Improvement Project
Washington Ave Statement Over the weekend, OTIS shamefully backtracked from its final design choice for the Washington Avenue Repaving and Improvement Project. The three lane option received wide support from residents and advocates over seven years of public meetings, studies, surveys, and outreach to 26 RCOs and civic associations and was chosen as the final … Continue reading Pedestrian Safety Is Thrown Aside In City’s Move To Rescind Final Design Choice For Washington Avenue Improvement Project
For the second consecutive year, Feet First Philly and Clean Air Council partnered with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to provide a funding opportunity for neighborhoods to enhance public spaces, and we are excited to announce this year’s winners. In 2021 we funded seven amazing projects, including the sidewalk repair pictured above. In this … Continue reading Feet First Philly Announces New Public Space Enhancement Mini-Grant Winners
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