Donate And Help Us Fund More Innovative Public Space Enhancement Projects in Philadelphia

We are almost halfway to our goal of $2,000! Thanks to the generosity of pedestrian advocate Peter Kim, all donations over the next 19 days (up to $2,000) will be matched. Help us fund more public space enhancement projects like the Friends of Adaire’s tree planter project which stopped illegal parking on a sidewalk next … Continue reading Donate And Help Us Fund More Innovative Public Space Enhancement Projects in Philadelphia

Feet First Philly and Fishtown BID Join For A Fun And Informative Tour of Frankford Ave

On June 4th, Natalie Short of Feet First Philly and Jon Geeting from the Fishtown Business Improvement District (BID) led a group of pedestrians along Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, focusing on pedestrian access issues and highlighting recent community-led improvements.  Despite being a commercial and nightlife destination with a high volume of pedestrian traffic, there was … Continue reading Feet First Philly and Fishtown BID Join For A Fun And Informative Tour of Frankford Ave

Feet First Philly, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and Other Groups Call For The Mayor To Act Now On Washington Avenue Redesign

On June 2, Feet First Philly joined the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and other advocates to call on Mayor Jim Kenney to move ahead with the new road design for Washington Avenue with or without the support of Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson, who is now calling for the road to be restriped as it is … Continue reading Feet First Philly, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and Other Groups Call For The Mayor To Act Now On Washington Avenue Redesign

Cobbs Creek Parkway Safety Improvement Walk

Cobbs Creek Safety Improvement Walk Informs Residents And Facilitates Discussion With PennDOT Consultant

Feet First Philly partnered with PennDOT consultant HNTB Corporation to host the Cobbs Creek Parkway Safety Improvement Walk on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The 1.6 mile tour walked attendees through existing road safety upgrades and offered neighbors the opportunity to learn more about the proposed improvements to Cobbs Creek Parkway. Most importantly the tour gave … Continue reading Cobbs Creek Safety Improvement Walk Informs Residents And Facilitates Discussion With PennDOT Consultant

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