People forced to walk in bike lane

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 […]

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, 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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

What is your experience as a pedestrian on an average day? How long do you walk/run? As an athlete and pedestrian, I generally walk/run an average of 4-5 miles on a typical day. Walking is my main way of getting around the city, followed by taking public transportation. I enjoy walking for exercise, transportation, and […]

Philly has thousands of miles of sidewalk, and the farther away from Center City you are, the more likely it is you will encounter inadequate or unsafe sidewalk conditions. To make things more complicated, the city lacks an organized repair program and puts the burden of repair on homeowners. That means unsafe conditions could remain […]

Do you know a public space that could use an enhancement? There is still time for you or your organization to submit an application for our mini-grant program and help fund a public space enhancement project in your community.  Grant awards ranging from $500 to $2000 will be given to groups and individuals whose proposals […]

Somerton resident Timothy Worstall has advocated for pedestrian safety improvements on Station Road leading to SEPTA’s Somerton Regional Rail Station in Northeast Philadelphia for the past four years over concerns regarding high traffic volume and a lack of safe pedestrian access approaching Somerton Regional Rail Station. Worstall reached out to Feet First Philly one year […]

Our very first Virtual Scavenger Hunt is underway at four amazing Philly parks this month: Cobbs Creek Park – Over four miles of paved and unpaved trails in West Philly, home to an environmental center, playgrounds, and much more. FDR Park – South Philly’s largest park with historic buildings and a brand new section of […]