Germantown Pocket Park Walk

Germantown Pocket Park Walk Kicks Off 10 Walks For 10 Years Of Pedestrian Advocacy

Along with April flowers came Feet First Philly's first walk of 2022, the Germantown Avenue Pocket Park Walk. Part of Feet First Philly’s series of 10 walks for 10 years Anniversary Celebration, the Pocket Park tour started at Allens Lane Train Station and moved on to explore six pocket parks and pedestrian safety improvements at … Continue reading Germantown Pocket Park Walk Kicks Off 10 Walks For 10 Years Of Pedestrian Advocacy

Pedestrian Safety Is Thrown Aside In City’s Move To Rescind Final Design Choice For Washington Avenue Improvement Project

Washington Ave Statement Over the weekend, OTIS shamefully backtracked from its final design choice for the Washington Avenue Repaving and Improvement Project. The three lane option received wide support from residents and advocates over seven years of public meetings, studies, surveys, and outreach to 26 RCOs and civic associations and was chosen as the final … Continue reading Pedestrian Safety Is Thrown Aside In City’s Move To Rescind Final Design Choice For Washington Avenue Improvement Project

Brand new sidewalk along Kensington Neighbors Garden

Feet First Philly Announces New Public Space Enhancement Mini-Grant Winners

For the second consecutive year, Feet First Philly and Clean Air Council partnered with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to provide a funding opportunity for neighborhoods to enhance public spaces, and we are excited to announce this year’s winners.  Before Mini-Grant Funding After Mini-Grant Funding In 2021 we funded seven amazing projects, including the … Continue reading Feet First Philly Announces New Public Space Enhancement Mini-Grant Winners

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