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Update On Recovery Streets

In May, Feet First Philly, Clean Air Council, 5th Square, and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia released Recovery Streets – a proposal for the City of Philadelphia to rethink our public street space in order to get through COVID-19 ahead of where we started. There have never been so few cars on the road […]

ICYMI: How To Do A Walk Audit

In case you missed it, Feet First Philly, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, and Get Healthy Philly hosted a webinar about how to conduct a walk audit. This online training was designed to support community leaders and organizers with a common interest in safe, accessible, and attractive spaces for walking and rolling. If you are interested […]

Join FFP Subcommittees and Let Your Voice Be Heard

Feet First Philly formed three new subcommittees at the beginning of 2020 to better focus on three specific areas of our pedestrian advocacy: events, policy, and communications. Feet First Philly’s subcommittee and general meetings are open to everyone. You can learn more about each of the subcommittee’s work by contacting the subcommittee chair or about […]

WeWalk Ambassador: Lee Scottlorde

WeWalk PHL organizes free walking groups throughout Philadelphia to encourage walking as a way to stay healthy.  WeWalk Ambassadors organize groups and help members stay physically active at everyone’s own pace while making new friends. Feet First Philly reached out to  Ambassadors to ask them more about WeWalk and how it has changed their lives. […]

Join a Virtual Discussion On Building Walkable Communities July 24

On Friday July 24, 2020 from 12-1:30 pm EST Feet First Philly will join national and local leaders in a virtual conversation about their interdisciplinary research and advocacy-based perspectives to create inclusive, walkable, and moveable (i.e., where everyone can move freely) communities. The panel will address spatial privilege and tools for inclusion using reflective listening, […]

City Council Approves Expanded Outdoor Dining and Permits Closures of the Public Right of Way

(JUNE 25, 2020 – PHILADELPHIA, PA) — Feet First Philly and Clean Air Council applaud City Council for passing bills 200351 and 200352. Expanding outdoor dining for Philly’s restaurants and permitting right of way closures including street parking is key to preventing the spread of COVID19 while businesses begin to open. Both bills are extremely […]

Statement On The George Floyd Murder

Black Lives Matter Painted On A Wall Black Lives Matter – Feet First Philly stands in solidarity with the black community and the Black Lives Matter movement against racism, inequality, and police violence. As pedestrian advocates, our goal is to promote walking and rolling and make Philadelphia’s sidewalks and roadways safe for everyone. People of […]

The City Wants Your Input On Creating A Safer Washington Ave

  Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia is scheduled for repaving in 2021, and the Office of Transportation Infrastructure and Sustainability(oTIS) is asking Philadelphia residents to weigh in on three different street alignment options. OTIS created a series of videos that give an overview of the repaving project, explain the three potential street layout options, and […]

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 […]