When you approach a construction site and the sidewalk is closed, you may see two kinds of signs that are required by the City. One kind of sign should guide you safely around or through the construction zone.  The other kind of sign should inform you that the sidewalk closure is legal, and should let […]

Feet First Philly has sent a letter to Councilman Mark Squilla; David Perri, Streets Commissioner; Karen Fegely, Commerce Department; and Sam Sherman, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation regarding the proposed improvements to the South 12th Street/ East Passyunk Avenue/ Morris Street intersection. Feet First Philly strongly prefers Alternative 2 for the proposed intersection improvements.  This alternative is clearly safer for pedestrians […]

Last month, Jen Barr posted a BBC column on our Facebook page about pedestrian rules in Britain. The gist of the article was that, while the British government has 35 rules for pedestrians, nobody follows them and they aren’t enforced. Having visited London, I wasn’t surprised. Strict enforcement of pedestrian rules doesn’t have much of […]

Tomorrow, May 13, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., the Final plan for East and West Fairmount Park will be presented to the public at Smith Memorial Playground. The plan includes many recommendation to improve pedestrian access to and through the park. Chief among them are: new signalized crossings of Kelly Drive at Girard Avenue and […]

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Pedestrian Safety Action Grant Awarded Philadelphia

National Past-time in the late 1800’s? Competitive walking…check this out! http://www.npr.org/2014/04/03/297327865/book-pedestrianism  

SOSNA Neighborhood Walking Tour New Date is Tuesday, May 6, 5:30 p.m. The South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) and Feet First Philly are presenting a walking tour of the dynamic neighborhood, also known as Graduate Hospital or Evergreens.  The tour will focus on walkability issues as well as neighborhood history and current grass-roots planning efforts […]

The Boxer Trail and the Colonial Chain of Mansions in Fairmount Park Tuesday, June 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join architect/historian  Bob Thomas for a walk past the natural and historic beauties of this trail perched on the bluffs above the Schuylkill River. Optional dinner to follow at a local restaurant. $15 for Philadelphia Parks Alliance members, $20 […]

The American Heart Association has announced Wednesday, April 2 as National Walking Day.  AHA is urging people to wear sneakers to work, hold walking meetings, or arrange to walk with family, friends, or neighbors.