Category Walking

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Erika Morgan

What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? I love walking! It is a very convenient way for me to get around. Because I have the privilege of living and working in very walkable areas of Philadelphia, I end up taking about […]

Get outside in April

Get outside in April with Feet First Philly! We are partnering with organizations across the city to help you get moving. On the SRT at the East Coast Greenway Summit  Register for the East Coast Greenway Mid-Atlantic Summit by March 22nd to get a chance to experience the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) with the Schuylkill […]

#NotaParkingSpot in 2019

2019 is the year we tackle illegal parking. Illegally parked cars on sidewalks and crosswalks risk the lives of pedestrians, and the word is getting around. PlanPhilly highlighted #NotaParkingSpot and we have reached out to 311 to add illegal parking to their app. We are planning to do more, starting with presenting to neighborhoods around […]

Shoveling Sidewalks: Pedestrian Safety

Most Philadelphia streets were designed well before the automobile was even a thought and during a time when cities needed to be walkable. Walking was not only the norm, but the only way for many early Philadelphians to get around. Despite Philadelphia’s planned walkability, the modern urban landscape poses challenges for pedestrians, and winter weather […]

Feet First Philly 2018 Report Card

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and supported Feet First Philly in 2018. We are so proud of all our accomplishments, and are looking forward to another year advocating for pedestrian safety!

Holiday Light Walk 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join Feet First Philly December 14th at 5:45 PM to discover the best holiday lights in Center City. From Macy’s Light Show to Rittenhouse Park, see the holiday cheer Philly has to offer. Holidays are a time for family, so we encourage all ages to join us […]

GoPhillyGo + Walkability

Have you heard of GoPhillyGo? This multimodal trip planner website and app is the perfect way to find walkable destinations and events in Philly. Download that Android app on Google Play today to find your next walking destination! The GoPhillyGo app allows users to create customized lists of destinations based on preferences. Click on a […]

People Not Cars: Celebrating walkable cities

People Not Cars Our campaign People Not Cars reminds us who cities were built for: People! This may seem obvious, but look at a typical cityscape and you won’t see much space for people. Motor vehicles and their infrastructure dominate our public space and create negative effects on our mobility, health, and environment. Luckily, there […]

#NotaParkingSpot One Year Anniversary

#NotAParkingSpot is coming up on it’s one year anniversary! Thank you for your submissions which highlight the importance of pedestrian safety at crosswalks and on sidewalks. So far, we have received over 700 submissions. These submissions provide insight to when and where illegal parking happens most. We have identified Philly Police Districts 1 and 26 […]

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Lex Powers

What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? Philly is one of the most walkable cities in the country, and I’ve always walked as my primary mode of transportation since I’ve lived here. I don’t mind walking 30 or 40 minutes as […]