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Pedestrians of Philadelphia highlights people and how they experience the world through their own personal mobility. Casey Buckley shares her experiences and perspective as a wheelchair user in Philadelphia. What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk/roll? Why did you decide to walk/roll as your commute?  I both walk and roll. […]

Street Parking to Parklets at the 2019 PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, day-long global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into public mini-parks, or “parklets.” In Philadelphia, approximately 60 volunteer teams design, build, and install these temporary 170 square-foot parklets throughout the city as a gift to their fellow citizens.  Inexpensive curbside parking causes increased traffic, wasted […]

City Council Candidate Survey: Karla Cruel, 4th District Candidate

Candidate: Karla Cruel, 4th District Candidate This questionnaire was sent to every candidate no matter the party affiliation. Feet First Philly does not endorse any particular candidate and provides the responses to the public for informational purposes only. In lieu of a questionnaire, 4th District Candidate Karla Cruel responded with the following email: Thank you […]

Nick Zuwiala-Rogers, Transportation Program Director At Clean Air Council Speaks At State Senate Pedestrian Safety Policy Hearing

  Clean Air Council Transportation Program Director Nick Zuwiala-Rogers spoke at a policy hearing held to address the rising numbers of vehicle-related pedestrian deaths and injuries. Senator Sabatina’s district surrounds part of Roosevelt Boulevard which is regarded as one of the most dangerous roads in the country. Read our full testimony below. (Philadelphia, PA-April 5, […]

Pass SB 172: Automated Speed Cameras

Senate Bill 172, which will legalize automated speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard, and likely save several lives per year, came agonizingly close to being passed through the Pennsylvania legislature last month. The bill is awaiting one final concurrence vote in the House after summer recess, and your representatives need to hear from you. Let them […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Lauren Vidas

1) What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? I’m truly multi-modal (I bike, have a car for work, and take public transit) but prefer walking when trying to get from point A to B. On days when I’m not chained to […]

Pedestrian Stories on JFK Boulevard and Market Street

Above are some quotes from the stories we have been sent about pedestrian experiences on JFK Boulevard and Market Street. All of the stories we have received so far have been shared with Councilman Clarke and other City agency representatives. Thank you to those who have contributed. Please continue to send us your stories at […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: APM Community Connectors

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting with three of the five APM Community Connectors — Denzel, Melinda and Leon to talk about how they encourage walking and walkability in the communities they serve. While the APM Community Connectors promote a variety of programming and projects that strive to encourage community and economic development, I […]

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 […]