Category Philly

Shoveling Sidewalks: Pedestrian Safety

Most Philadelphia streets were designed well before the automobile was even a thought and during a time when cities needed to be walkable. Walking was not only the norm, but the only way for many early Philadelphians to get around. Despite Philadelphia’s planned walkability, the modern urban landscape poses challenges for pedestrians, and winter weather […]

Feet First Philly 2018 Report Card

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!

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 […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Lex Powers

What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? Philly is one of the most walkable cities in the country, and I’ve always walked as my primary mode of transportation since I’ve lived here. I don’t mind walking 30 or 40 minutes as […]

Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Walk

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Walk! We enjoyed spending a beautiful Saturday afternoon walking the Parkway from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the centennial anniversary of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. With the help of the Association for Public Art tour guide, the […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Nick Zuwiala-Rogers

1) What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? Being able to walk whether as a commute, to run errands, to visit a friend, or go out to dinner is one of the main draws to living in a dense area like […]

Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Walk

Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway has become an outdoor museum since its construction in the early 20th century. From Alexander Calder’s William Penn atop City Hall to Mark di Suvero’s Iroquois near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this tour highlights the convoluted and unique stories behind the Parkway’s outstanding collection of public art. Come out with Feet […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Emily Morton-Owens

1) What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? I have never owned a car, so for me, a walking commute is an active and relaxing alternative to public transit (although I do take the trolley and bus in bad weather!). I […]

#NotaParkingSpot: PPD vs PPA

#NotaParkingSpot is gaining momentum after receiving over 300 submissions in six months. Thank you to everyone who has posted to Twitter or submitted via email. We can’t increase enforcement and ensure safe spaces for pedestrians without the support from pedestrian safety advocates like you. In every post, we tag the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) and […]