Category Pedestrians of Philadelphia

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Matt’s History of Pedestrian Experiences in the City

The picture to the right shows Matt at what he believes to currently be one of the worst intersections in Philadelphia — the intersection of 12th Street and Chestnut Street. The way that traffic builds up here due to lane closure from construction and poorly time traffic lights makes it dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists, […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: The Rittenhouse Jaunters

One benefit of walking is that it increases social connectivity and cultivates community well-being, and walking groups provide an outlet for people who want to improve their health while also interacting with others. Throughout the month of June, I have had the pleasure of getting to experience the benefit of walking with a group first […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Liz and Barbra

Not too long ago I had the opportunity to meet with Barbra and Liz who are avid walkers in Philadelphia. Barbra is Liz’s mom. They are very close and walk everywhere together. Every week Liz and Barbra venture to a variety of destinations — Barbra on foot and Liz in her wheelchair. They walk to […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Dealing with Construction Disruption at 16th and Walnut

Over the past couple of weeks a major topic of discussion has been the construction happening outside of the Apple store on 16th and Walnut. The way that the construction project is set up makes it so that the northwest side of the intersection’s sidewalk and parking lane is blocked off. Because of this many pedestrians, […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Nicole

This past week Nicole and I met up to discuss what her experience is like walking around Philadelphia. Nicole is a new mom with an 11 month old son, and since having her son she has realized how difficult it can be to actually get around Philadelphia walking with a stroller. Nicole lives in the […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Sue and Reinhard

A few weeks ago Sue and Reinhard, long time residents of Center City Philadelphia, were kind enough to take me on a walk around their  neighborhood with them. This walk they took me on mirrored many of the walks they do weekly. Sue is in a wheelchair, while Reinhard pushes her, which made the walk […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Introduction

Pedestrians of Philadelphia is a project that Feet First Philly has recently started. This project is intended to  help put a face to the variety of pedestrian problems we face in Philadelphia, which may inspire more action to be taken. To start off, I am going to introduce myself, and my pedestrian experiences. My name […]