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PARK(ing) Day PHL 2019

Feet First Philly is proud to partner with PARK(ing) Day PHL for a third year! PARK(ing) Day PHL celebrates pedestrian spaces and walkable streets, and we are excited to provide a Self-Guided Walking Tour! This Self-Guided Walking Tour Booklet consists of information about placemaking and walkability, a map of areas to explore, and more!   Why […]

Walk with Bala Walks This July

Join Feet First Philly and Bala Walks this July to explore pedestrian safety issues just outside of Philadelphia!  We will join Bala Walks, pedestrian safety group in Bala Cynwyd, along the Cynwyd Heritage Trail to discuss how pedestrian safety issues differ and stay the same just a few miles outside of the city. Enjoy a […]

Volunteer for Philly Free Streets

Did you hear? Philly Free Streets will be back on North Broad Street on Saturday, August 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from City Hall to Butler Street and Germantown Ave. The four-mile stretch of road will be temporarily closed to cars, inviting people to walk, bike, and play. Each year, volunteers have helped […]

Support HB792

HB792, known as the “Protected Pedestrian Plazas and Pedalcycle Lanes” bill, is a straightforward fix that will allow cities like Philadelphia to design infrastructure that keeps pedestrians safe, including protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas, on state roads where they are needed most. Because several projects are coming up soon, it is urgent that this […]

Feet First Philly + Instagram

Feet First Philly is getting an Instagram! Starting June 2019, @not_a_spot_phila will turn into Feet First Philly’s account and will not only post #NotaParkingSpot, but Vision Zero, events, and other pedestrian advocacy news. Follow today and connect with Feet First Philly!

City Council Candidate Survey: Irina Goldstein, At-Large Candidate

Candidate: Irina Goldstein, At-Large Candidate This questionnaire was sent to every candidate no matter the party affiliation. Feet First Philly does not endorse any particular candidate and provides the responses to the public for informational purposes only. Walkability: If elected, what would you do to promote walking in Philadelphia? I think it might help to […]

City Council Candidate Survey: Drew Murray, At-Large Candidate

Candidate: Drew Murray, At-Large Candidate This questionnaire was sent to every candidate no matter the party affiliation. Feet First Philly does not endorse any particular candidate and provides the responses to the public for informational purposes only. Walkability: If elected, what would you do to promote walking in Philadelphia? Walking, and biking for that matter […]

Nick Zuwiala-Rogers, Transportation Program Director At Clean Air Council Speaks At State Senate Pedestrian Safety Policy Hearing

  Clean Air Council Transportation Program Director Nick Zuwiala-Rogers spoke at a policy hearing held to address the rising numbers of vehicle-related pedestrian deaths and injuries. Senator Sabatina’s district surrounds part of Roosevelt Boulevard which is regarded as one of the most dangerous roads in the country. Read our full testimony below. (Philadelphia, PA-April 5, […]

Feet First Philly Leadership 2019

Meet Feet First Philly’s Steering Committee Chair and Vice Chair! Jennifer Dougherty and Erika Morgan will lead our all-volunteer committee and work to advocate for pedestrians!   Jennifer Dougherty: Jennifer Dougherty is a life-long Philadelphian who grew up in Mayfair and now calls South Philadelphia home. Thanks to Philadelphia’s great walkability and transit network, Jen […]

Get outside in April

Get outside in April with Feet First Philly! We are partnering with organizations across the city to help you get moving. On the SRT at the East Coast Greenway Summit  Register for the East Coast Greenway Mid-Atlantic Summit by March 22nd to get a chance to experience the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) with the Schuylkill […]