Tag Archives: complete streets

#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 […]

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Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Kyle Block

What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? I feel so thankful to live in a place where I can walk pretty much anywhere: the grocery store, library, pharmacy, park, and festivals. While it is such a luxury to be able live […]

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Pedestrians of Philadelphia: Chloe Finigan of Feet First Philly

Chloe Finigan, Transportation Outreach Coordinator at Clean Air Council, took some time to talk about her experiences as a pedestrian in Philly! She currently works as the support staff for Feet First Philly (FFP). If you would like to get involved with FFP, email feetfirstphilly@cleanair.org today.  What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long […]

Links for the week of 6/24

Feet First Philly is taking a short break from the internet to celebrate our nation’s birthday next week.  We’ll be back in full swing on July 5th!  In the meantime, enjoy this collection of news and blog posts from the pedestrian sphere. • Chalfont Playground in Northeast Philly gets new play equipment and a sprayground! (NEastPhilly.com) • This summer, Parks […]

Friday Links – 6/7/13

Here’s a roundup of the latest pedestrian news, brought to you by Feet First Philly. Have a great weekend! AARP’s Livable Communities initiative aims to create “great places for all ages.” In this article on their website, Sarah Clark Stuart of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is praised for her work on bike and […]

Friday Article Roundup – 4/12/13

Philly, Pittsburgh lauded for rails to trails successes: The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy recently recognized the Philadelphia-area agencies that collaborated to create the Circuit, the ever-expanding network of pedestrian and bicycle trails in the region. The article focuses on the Schuylkill River Trail, and the Grays Ferry Crescent addition in particular. This new portion of the trail […]

Evidence abounds for walkability as an economic development tool

Why do we need walkable communities?  Well, in addition to the health benefits of walking and the decreased environmental impact of car-free transportation, it turns out that walkability has an overwhelmingly positive effect on local economies.  There is a growing body of evidence that walking increases economic activity and that pedestrians can be a key […]

UPDATE: Working Together for Complete Streets in Philadelphia

City agencies such as the Planning Commission (PCPC), the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU), and other organizations like the Bicycle Coalition have been working hard to ensure that users of all modes of transportation can get along and travel safely in Philadelphia.  They have teamed up to create guidelines and regulations for what are known […]

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Oklahoma City mayor: “We have to start building this city for people”

When Oklahoma City was ranked the second-fattest city in America in 2009, Mayor Mick Cornett examined the problem and declared that the city’s car-oriented design and unfriendly streets were at fault.  Pedestrian-unfriendly design was detracting from the city’s livability, which also meant that it contributed to the outmigration of young, intelligent workers – often known […]

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“Walk Appeal” affects how pedestrians interact with the built environment

The built environment has a huge influence on walkability. You probably have an idea of what features of a street make it more or less walkable, but have you given it much thought? There are a number of different frameworks that have been developed to guide the way we think about this. Some, such as […]