Category Safety

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!

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 […]

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 […]

Pedestrian Safety on Spring Garden

                    Thank you to everyone who came out to support pedestrian safety and the East Coast Greenway on Spring Garden Street! Together we were able to identify issues for safety and comfort along this bustling corridor. What did we find? Participants noted a hostile environment for pedestrians with […]

May 2018 Newsletter

Feet First Philly May 2018 Newsletter Protected Bike Lanes on Market Street and JFK Boulevard Construction for the new protected bike lanes on  Market Street and JFK Boulevard between 15th and 20th Street started Monday, May 21st, to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety in Center City. The project will be piloted for 9 months. The […]