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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 […]

#NotaParkingSpot in 2019

2019 is the year we tackle illegal parking. Illegally parked cars on sidewalks and crosswalks risk the lives of pedestrians, and the word is getting around. PlanPhilly highlighted #NotaParkingSpot and we have reached out to 311 to add illegal parking to their app. We are planning to do more, starting with presenting to neighborhoods around […]

Holiday Light Walk 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join Feet First Philly December 14th at 5:45 PM to discover the best holiday lights in Center City. From Macy’s Light Show to Rittenhouse Park, see the holiday cheer Philly has to offer. Holidays are a time for family, so we encourage all ages to join us […]

People Not Cars: Celebrating walkable cities

People Not Cars Our campaign People Not Cars reminds us who cities were built for: People! This may seem obvious, but look at a typical cityscape and you won’t see much space for people. Motor vehicles and their infrastructure dominate our public space and create negative effects on our mobility, health, and environment. Luckily, there […]

#NotaParkingSpot One Year Anniversary

#NotAParkingSpot is coming up on it’s one year anniversary! Thank you for your submissions which highlight the importance of pedestrian safety at crosswalks and on sidewalks. So far, we have received over 700 submissions. These submissions provide insight to when and where illegal parking happens most. We have identified Philly Police Districts 1 and 26 […]

We Walk PHL is expanding!

We Walk PHL, free walking groups carried out in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Get Healthy Philly/Division of Chronic Disease Prevention at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, is expanding this fall to six new sites, giving We Walk a presence at 11 parks! New locations include Vernon Park, Clark […]

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Not A Parking Spot Philadelphia: 2017 Overview

In November 2017, Feet First Philly took over the twitter account NotAParkingSpotPhila, an outlet that advocates for pedestrian safety in Philadelphia. In only two months, Feet First Philly has been flooded with submissions, thank you emails, and responses from Philadelphians concerned for pedestrian safety. In total, Feet First Philly has received 40 submissions each violating […]

Trails, pedestrian projects, and development buzz around Philly

First, the bad news: The future for funding the region’s pedestrian and bike trails is uncertain, as the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has reached the bottom of a $10 million grant for trails provided by the William Penn Foundation. Regional trail advocates will have to look elsewhere for dedicated funding for trail projects in […]

Link roundup, 10/24/13

Hey, Philly pedestrians! Sorry if our lack of recent blog posts has got you down. To make up for it, here’s a roundup of news and events that may be of interest to you. (It looks like Halloween festivities are taking over the city in full force this weekend!) Cities such as Atlanta are reversing […]