What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? The scenic Philly streets and access to shops and restaurants make Philadelphia a great place for walking. I often walk home from my job at 10th and Spring Garden all the way back to […]
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 email@example.com today. What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long […]
According to a survey of CEO’s and other business leaders in Washington, D.C., 99% want to ease traffic flow between the city and suburbs. However, 89% said that they would like to see walkable communities where amenities are located near residential districts. Struggle to balance these interests in the city’s transportation plan. As the Greater […]
Studies show that the current overall trend toward driving less that is occurring in the United States is being led by the millennial generation. According to the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, “young people are getting driver’s licenses in smaller numbers than previous generations.” Other age groups are contributing to the drop-off in driving […]
Call them what you will, open streets/play streets/ciclovias provide valuable opportunities for recreation
As the weather warms up, it’s not unusual to see parks and playgrounds crowded with both the young and the young-at-heart. But technically, these are not the city’s only public spaces; there are miles upon miles of public streets. What if these spaces, too, were available for people to enjoy? Open streets projects aim to make this happen. Known […]
One writer from Los Angeles gave up her car and discovered how much money she could save and how much healthier she could be. Read all about how she is “better off ped” at Los Angeles Magazine.
San Francisco is hosting the nation’s first Walk to Work Day on April 12th. Would you like to be a part of Walk to Work Day in Philadelphia? Do you have any ideas for encouraging people to walk to work or school? If so, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
As this article from The Atlantic Cities explains, a recent study in Denmark found that children who walk or bike to school performed better on tasks requiring concentration than children who were driven to school. In the study, this exercise appeared to have an even greater impact on performance than eating breakfast. Cognitive improvement is […]
With temperatures in the mid to upper 20’s this week in the Philadelphia area, there is no question that winter has arrived. However, you don’t have to let the cold weather deter you from walking. Bundle up and get back out there! Here are some winter walking tips to make your winter walks as comfortable […]
Did you know that about 40% of trips in urban areas are 2 miles or less? That means they would take about 40 minutes to walk, yet 90% of these trips are made by car. It costs a lot to run a car (about $5,170 per year, in fact). Plus, driving is one of the […]