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PARK(ing) Day PHL 2019

Feet First Philly is proud to partner with PARK(ing) Day PHL for a third year! PARK(ing) Day PHL celebrates pedestrian spaces and walkable streets, and we are excited to provide a Self-Guided Walking Tour! This Self-Guided Walking Tour Booklet consists of information about placemaking and walkability, a map of areas to explore, and more!   Why […]

Park(ing) Day creates more space for people

Philadelphia has lots of great public spaces, but for today only, a few more have popped up. It’s Park(ing) Day, where citizens and organizations transform ordinary street parking spots into public spaces! Park(ing) Day is a worldwide event held on the third Friday in September. This year, activists, artists, and others have created 59 temporary […]

Parklets gaining popularity

“Parklets” are small public spaces, typically set up in parallel parking spots, that repurpose areas usually reserved for cars into places where pedestrians can comfortably congregate.  They often include movable tables and chairs, planters, and other placemaking features.  Philadelphia’s first parklet, at 43rd and Baltimore Avenue, was first installed in 2011 and returned this year […]