Tag Archives: pedestrian safety

Walk with Bala Walks This July

Join Feet First Philly and Bala Walks this July to explore pedestrian safety issues just outside of Philadelphia!  We will join Bala Walks, pedestrian safety group in Bala Cynwyd, along the Cynwyd Heritage Trail to discuss how pedestrian safety issues differ and stay the same just a few miles outside of the city. Enjoy a […]

Support HB792

HB792, known as the “Protected Pedestrian Plazas and Pedalcycle Lanes” bill, is a straightforward fix that will allow cities like Philadelphia to design infrastructure that keeps pedestrians safe, including protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas, on state roads where they are needed most. Because several projects are coming up soon, it is urgent that this […]

Car on Sidewalk 13 and W Palmer

Not A Parking Spot Philadelphia: 2017 Overview

In November 2017, Feet First Philly took over the twitter account NotAParkingSpotPhila, an outlet that advocates for pedestrian safety in Philadelphia. In only two months, Feet First Philly has been flooded with submissions, thank you emails, and responses from Philadelphians concerned for pedestrian safety. In total, Feet First Philly has received 40 submissions each violating […]

Vision Zero PHL

Vision Zero Three Year Action Plan

Last week, the City of Philadelphia released its Vision Zero Three Year Action Plan  to the public. The initiative was started by Mayor Kenney to address the alarming rates of pedestrian deaths and serious injuries caused by vehicles. Philly currently has the most vehicle involved pedestrians deaths compared to other U.S cities including Los Angeles […]

Friday Links for May 10, 2013

Pedestrian fatality rates vary by demographic: The chilling facts about pedestrian fatalities reveal that certain groups are much more likely than others to be injured or killed while walking.  As reported on Streetsblog.com, a report by the Centers for Disease Control found that members of certain groups, including the elderly, minorities, and males in general, are killed by vehicles in disproportionate […]

Notes from the Greater Philadelphia Pedestrian and Bicycle Summit

On Tuesday, April 30, the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities and DVRPC held a summit on the state of walking and biking in our fair city.  Here are some takeaways from Tuesday’s summit that may be of interest to pedestrians. Ongoing trail network expansion Jeannette Brugger of the Planning Commission and Chris Linn of […]

Image: April Bertelson, Portland Pedestrian Coordinator

America’s streets are “dangerous by design;” intersection in Omaha is a prime example

Pedestrian safety is a major issue in the United States.  Between 2000 and 2009, over 47,700 pedestrians were killed.  Pedestrian fatalities occur at a higher rate here than in similar countries such as Canada or Australia.  One of the contributing factors to the number of pedestrian fatalities is often poor street design.  In 2011, Transportation […]

Safe Routes to School

It’s that time of year again–Labor Day is well behind us, a hint of fall weather is in the air, and children in the Delaware Valley are returning to school.  If you like the idea of fitting exercise into daily life by walking to school but are concerned about your students’ safety, look no further […]