Join Feet First Philly on a guided mindfulness walk along the historic Boxer’s Trail in East Fairmount Park. Susan Barr-Toman, local author, teacher, and avid walker, will guide us on a meditative walk. Mindfulness brings meditation techniques to our everyday experiences; allowing us to be more fully present in the moment, in touch with our … Continue reading Register For Our 4th Annual Mindfulness Walk On 10/23
Few things are more frustrating than a fresh paved street with a broken sidewalk running along it. Sadly, Philadelphia puts the burden of costly sidewalk repairs on property owners who often can’t afford to have the work done, and absentee landlords who rent their property out with little or no involvement in sidewalk maintenance. Feet … Continue reading Send Us Your Pics Of New Roads With Old Sidewalks
What is your experience as a pedestrian on an average day? How long do you walk/roll? Walking is my primary form of transportation, followed by public transit and biking. Even for those latter two, I walk to get to transit lines and sometimes switch to walking my bike if I don’t feel comfortable biking on … Continue reading Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Maya Frydman
Park(ing) Day is an annual event, held globally on the third Friday of September. Park(ing) Day promotes awareness for public space, especially in urban areas, and how it can be more pedestrian friendly. Many cities are designed to prioritize cars over people, but Park(ing) Day allows cities to reimagine public spaces, like parking spots. This … Continue reading PARK(ing) Day Is Tomorrow: Come See Us At 18th & Chestnut Streets
Join our fun Virtual Scavenger hunt at Tacony Creek park, now through August 15. Tacony Creek Park stretches from Northwest Philadelphia to the Juniata neighborhood in North Philadelphia and is accessible from several neighborhood gateways.. The trail spans over 4 miles through 300 acres and the park is home to over 100 species of birds … Continue reading Our Virtual Scavenger Hunt Is Back
In September 2020, Feet First Philly launched its first pedestrian enhancement mini-grant program. Over 35 community groups and organizations expressed interest, resulting in 31 applications. The project ideas varied enormously but confirmed to us that there is a lot of work that needs to be done to improve our pedestrian environment, from both safety and … Continue reading Our Mini-Grant Is Funding Projects Around Philly
Our Pedestrians of Philadelphia series highlights Philadelphian’s and their thoughts and experiences walking and rolling in the City. Natalie Short lives in Fishtown and works in program evaluation for a Kensington nonprofit. She loves sustainability, nature, and native plant habitat gardening for the bugs and birds. She learned to walk at 12 months and has been … Continue reading Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Natalie Short
Last month, Feet First Philly, represented by Titania Markland, Clean Air Council’s Transportation Outreach Coordinator, joined the Fairmount Park We Walk PHL group for an exciting, welcoming, and fun walk in West Fairmount Park. The group met at Concourse lake in West Philly, and did some stretching exercises before walking and exploring the unique habitat. … Continue reading Feet First Philly Joins The Fairmount Park We Walk PHL For A Fun Walk In West Park
Feet First Philly is proud to unveil the new http://www.feetfirstphilly.org, and excited to use it to share resources and information that empowers residents to make their communities safer for pedestrians. Our new website makes it easy to connect people to city resources, other advocates, volunteers, and helps people come together to create solutions to pedestrian … Continue reading Feet First Philly Launches New Website
Our Virtual Scavenger Hunt is coming to Clark Park for the very first time! Clark Park is located in West Philadelphia along Woodland, Baltimore, and Elmwood Avenues and was established in 1895. The park extends over nine acres and has its own friends group known as the Friends of Clark Park (FOCP) which was founded … Continue reading Explore Clark Park in West Philly This June For Our Virtual Scavenger Hunt
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