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Feet First Philly, 5th Square, and BCGP Unveil COVID19 Recovery Streets Platform

Clean Air Council, Feet First Philly, 5th Square, and the Bicycle Coalition unveiled a Recovery Streets platform to serve as a roadmap to safely transform street space in Philadelphia during and as we recover from COVID19. This plan gives a menu of options for the types of solutions that the city should implement in the […]

Demand Open Streets During COVID19

In early April, Feet First Philly, the Bicycle Coalition, 5th Square, Clean Air Council, Nate Hommell of University City District, and 4 City Councilmembers sent a letter to the Kenney Administration, calling upon the City to open up more streets all over the city for safe social distancing. Four neighborhood civic associations signed a separate […]

Coalition of Advocacy Groups and City Council Call For Open Streets

On Wednesday, a coalition of advocacy organizations across Philadelphia and numerous City Councilmembers, released a letter to the Kenney Administration, calling upon the City to open up more streets for safe social distancing. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, 5th Square, Clean Air Council, Feet First Philly and Nate Hommell of University City District worked […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Michael Wilcox

Michael Wilcox is the Garden Coordinator at the Hunting Park Community Garden in North Philadelphia. Watch as he tells Feet First Philly about his experiences as a pedestrian in the park and nearby community.

FFP Site Upgrades Will Help Visually Impaired Users

Feet First Philly recently made updates to our website to make it more accessible for the visually impaired, thanks to feedback provided by a user. We are committed to accessibility and inclusivity, particularly for people with disabilities, and we welcome any feedback on how we can do better. With that in mind, we want to […]

FFP Reveals New Walk Audit Tool

Scroll down, and use the link to access a printable version of the new walk audit tool Feet First Philly has released a new walk audit tool with the goal of being more approachable than a traditional, more detailed walk audit. For several years now, we have worked with partners to conduct walk audits in […]

Major Improvements Coming To Maplewood Mall in Germantown

The city will begin reconstructing Maplewood Mall in Germantown next week as part of an effort to make this unique area more pedestrian friendly. Maplewood Mall is a u-shaped street with both entrances on W. Armat St. between Green St. and Germantown Ave. The oval shaped area formed by Maplewood Mall is a mixture of […]

Show Us Your Philadelphia Pedestrian Paradise

Send us pics of your favorite places that have been transformed to make pedestrians safer. Was a faded crosswalk you often pass recently painted? Did that sneckdown that always shows up when it snows get turned into a permanent pedestrian island? Did you recently take a walk in one of your favorite parks? We want […]

Donate to CPI’s Memorial Scholarship Fund and We Will Match it up to $250

Feet First Philly is honoring civic leader Kyle Shenandoah and all victims of traffic violence by supporting the  Citizen’s Planning Institute’s (CPI) scholarship fund. Kyle was tragically struck and killed by a vehicle near his home in South Philadelphia. Kyle tirelessly worked for his community and betterment of the City as whole. He was a […]

PARK(ing) Day 2019 Recap

Feet First Philly joined dozens of groups as part of 2019 PARK(ing) Day PHL. Street parking here and all over the world was transformed into mini parks or parklets. Our parklet gave a glimpse at what it would be like if contractors provided a safe and accessible walkway around their work site when blocking sidewalks, […]