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MLK Mural in West Philadelphia

Celebrate MLK, Jr Day This Monday By Volunteering At Cobbs Creek Park

In January 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK, Jr.) Holiday into law as a celebration of Dr. King’s immeasurable contribution to the United States and to humankind. In 1994, Congress designated the holiday as a national day of service, marking the third Monday in January every year as the MLK, … Continue reading Celebrate MLK, Jr Day This Monday By Volunteering At Cobbs Creek Park

Feet First Philly Turns 10 And Celebrates A Decade Of Pedestrian Advocacy In 2022

This year, Feet First Philly is celebrating a decade of pedestrian advocacy. With preventable traffic deaths and serious fatalities still occuring, car-centric infrastructure investments, and no plan to fix Philadelphia’s sidewalks, our work is not yet done. But, this year we would like to celebrate the volunteers and partners who have supported us along the … Continue reading Feet First Philly Turns 10 And Celebrates A Decade Of Pedestrian Advocacy In 2022

People walking on art crosswalk in Northern Libeties.

Art Crosswalks: A Visually Appealing Solution To Protecting Pedestrians That Works

The number of Philadelphia traffic deaths increased by 88% in 2020 and more than 100 people have been killed in traffic crashes in 2021. Street art murals are a cost effective measure that simultaneously calms driver speeds and beautifies city streets. Traffic deaths in Philadelphia are trending up since 2019, but the budget for life … Continue reading Art Crosswalks: A Visually Appealing Solution To Protecting Pedestrians That Works

Pedestrian of Philadelphia Austin Freeman

Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Austin Freeman

Our November Pedestrian of Philadelphia is writer and Philly resident Austin Freeman. Learn more about his experiences as a pedestrian, and feel free to reach out to feetfirstphilly@cleanair.org if think you or someone you know would make a great Pedestrian of Philadelphia. What is your experience as a pedestrian on an average day? How long … Continue reading Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Austin Freeman

Mural at Chew ave and Chelten Ave.

Giving Tuesday Is Over But You Can Still Help Us Reach Our Goal

For #GivingTuesday we asked that you to help us build a future where all Philadelphians benefit from a safe and healthy pedestrian environment. Feet First Philly is Philadelphia’s only pedestrian advocacy group that fights to protect the rights of pedestrians, improve the pedestrian environment, and promote walking as a mode of transportation, recreation, and exercise. … Continue reading Giving Tuesday Is Over But You Can Still Help Us Reach Our Goal

Vigil for victim of traffic violence.

World Day of Remembrance For Traffic Victims Comes As Traffic Violence Is On The Rise

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims took place this past weekend amidst a year of rising pedestrian fatalities from traffic crashes. This was a global event to remember the millions who have been killed or seriously injured due to traffic violence and to acknowledge the suffering of all affected victims, families, and communities … Continue reading World Day of Remembrance For Traffic Victims Comes As Traffic Violence Is On The Rise

newly paved street with adjacent broken sidewalk,

Send Us Your Pics Of New Roads With Old Sidewalks

Delaware Avenue Near Reed Street Few things are more frustrating than a fresh paved street with a broken sidewalk running along it. Sadly, Philadelphia puts the burden of costly sidewalk repairs on property owners who often can’t afford to have the work done, and absentee landlords who rent their property out with little or no … Continue reading Send Us Your Pics Of New Roads With Old Sidewalks

PARK(ing) Day Is Tomorrow: Come See Us At 18th & Chestnut Streets

 Park(ing) Day is an annual event, held globally on the third Friday of September. Park(ing) Day promotes awareness for public space, especially in urban areas, and how it can be more pedestrian friendly. Many cities are designed to prioritize cars over people, but Park(ing) Day allows cities to reimagine public spaces, like parking spots. This … Continue reading PARK(ing) Day Is Tomorrow: Come See Us At 18th & Chestnut Streets