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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 […]

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 […]