Mayor Kenney recently signed into law Bill No. 190608, an amendment to the city code, sponsored by Councilperson Helen Gym, which requires the mandatory public reporting of payouts from the City of Philadelphia. We learned earlier this year that the number of pedestrians injured on sidewalks over the last year is one of the largest […]
Feet First Philly conducted a walk audit in South Philly to capture the harmful effects of illegal parking as part of our #NotaParkingSpot campaign. We were joined by Girard Estates Neighborhood Association and Committee Person 26-12, John Zimmerman, to collect data on just how dangerous an intersection can be when illegally parked cars block crosswalks […]
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 […]
Missed out on our last walks? Feet First Philly is just getting started! Keep an eye out for walks to help you explore the city and get outside this summer. April: East Coast Greenway Mid-Atlantic Summit Mobile Workshop: Schuylkill Banks Stroll As part of the Mid-Atlantic Summit, Feet First Philly partnered with Schuylkill River Development […]
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 […]
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and supported Feet First Philly in 2018. We are so proud of all our accomplishments, and are looking forward to another year advocating for pedestrian safety!
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 […]