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Pedestrian Fatalities Can Be Prevented: We Need Your Help

June 15, 2017 Dear Feet First Philly Members, As many of you may have heard, transportation advocate Peter Javsicas passed away this week due to injuries he sustained from being hit by a car while walking at 16th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Peter was someone who spent his life advocating for the safety […]

Feet First Philly Letter re: Passyunk/12th/Morris Intersection

Feet First Philly has sent a letter to Councilman Mark Squilla; David Perri, Streets Commissioner; Karen Fegely, Commerce Department; and Sam Sherman, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation regarding the proposed improvements to the South 12th Street/ East Passyunk Avenue/ Morris Street intersection. Feet First Philly strongly prefers Alternative 2 for the proposed intersection improvements.  This alternative is clearly safer for pedestrians […]

Lessons from London

Last month, Jen Barr posted a BBC column on our Facebook page about pedestrian rules in Britain. The gist of the article was that, while the British government has 35 rules for pedestrians, nobody follows them and they aren’t enforced. Having visited London, I wasn’t surprised. Strict enforcement of pedestrian rules doesn’t have much of […]

New Fairmount Park Plan – Public Presentation

Tomorrow, May 13, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., the Final plan for East and West Fairmount Park will be presented to the public at Smith Memorial Playground. The plan includes many recommendation to improve pedestrian access to and through the park. Chief among them are: new signalized crossings of Kelly Drive at Girard Avenue and […]

Check out the NEW Feet First Philly Brochure!

Download, print, and share our new brochure about Feet First Philly and walkability in the city! Click on the image above to download the brochure as a PDF.

Pedestrian Safety Action Grant Awarded Philadelphia

Pedestrian Safety Action Grant Awarded Philadelphia

National Past-time in the late 1800’s?

National Past-time in the late 1800’s? Competitive walking…check this out! http://www.npr.org/2014/04/03/297327865/book-pedestrianism  

SOSNA Neighborhood Walking Tour

SOSNA Neighborhood Walking Tour New Date is Tuesday, May 6, 5:30 p.m. The South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) and Feet First Philly are presenting a walking tour of the dynamic neighborhood, also known as Graduate Hospital or Evergreens.  The tour will focus on walkability issues as well as neighborhood history and current grass-roots planning efforts […]

The Boxer Trail and the Colonial Chain of Mansions in Fairmount Park

The Boxer Trail and the Colonial Chain of Mansions in Fairmount Park Tuesday, June 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join architect/historian  Bob Thomas for a walk past the natural and historic beauties of this trail perched on the bluffs above the Schuylkill River. Optional dinner to follow at a local restaurant. $15 for Philadelphia Parks Alliance members, $20 […]

National Walking Day

The American Heart Association has announced Wednesday, April 2 as National Walking Day.  AHA is urging people to wear sneakers to work, hold walking meetings, or arrange to walk with family, friends, or neighbors.