Category Philly

Sign Issues at Construction Sites

When you approach a construction site and the sidewalk is closed, you may see two kinds of signs that are required by the City. One kind of sign should guide you safely around or through the construction zone.  The other kind of sign should inform you that the sidewalk closure is legal, and should let […]

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 […]

Friday Links – 8/30/13

Happy Friday!  Wherever your feet take you this Labor Day weekend, we suggest you take some time to peruse the latest pedestrian news. The Atlantic Cities: Americans are driving less, and the economy is not (entirely) to blame. A recent report found no relationship between reductions in driving at the state level and the health of […]

Events for tomorrow, 7/24

There’s always something for everyone in the City of Brotherly Love, but this week is full of events! The following is a list of some that are taking place tomorrow, July 24th.   The Parks Alliance will be hosting a walking tour of Fairmount Park. The tour, which runs from 5:30 to 8:00, is $20 […]

There’s a walk or run for everyone!

Walking, whether for transportation or exercise, carries many health benefits, but it doesn’t have to be your only source of physical activity.  If running is more your speed, check out runningintheusa.com, where you can find out about races going on in and around Philadelphia. Some of these runs and walks take place on the region’s […]

Links for the week of 6/24

Feet First Philly is taking a short break from the internet to celebrate our nation’s birthday next week.  We’ll be back in full swing on July 5th!  In the meantime, enjoy this collection of news and blog posts from the pedestrian sphere. • Chalfont Playground in Northeast Philly gets new play equipment and a sprayground! (NEastPhilly.com) • This summer, Parks […]

Police to crack down on traffic violations

The roads are about to get a lot more orderly (and hopefully a lot safer in the process).  This month, the Philadelphia police announced that they would crack down on traffic violations by increasing police presence on the city’s streets.  This means that all road users – drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike – will be […]

Show your support for trails in the Philadelphia region!

The city recently celebrated the opening of two new trails, the Penn Street Trail and the 58th Street Greenway.  The Penn Street Trail runs along the Delaware River and will part of a continuous 5-mile path that wil be called the Delaware Waterfront Trail.  The 58th Street Greenway is part of the East Coast Greenway, and […]

“Baltimore Crossing” pedestrian plaza improves walkability on Baltimore Ave.

Last week, University City District completed a new pedestrian plaza that they are calling Baltimore Crossing.  The new pedestrian plaza greatly improves walkability at 48th and Baltimore.  As PlanPhilly reports, the five-pointed intersection was “notoriously wide [and] difficult to cross.”  Now, the intersection is now replete with planters and stone barriers on painted bump-outs that […]