Feet First Philly's projects have been getting some media attention! Read about the walkable alleys of Philadelphia at Walk Score, and see PlanPhilly's Eyes on the Street blog for a feature about our recent sidewalk photo contest.
Feet First Philly's "Where's my effin' sidewalk?" photo contest has come to an end, and the winners have been chosen! Below are the photos that won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The photos were judged based on the strength of the statement they made about sidewalk encroachments--things that get in the way of pedestrians' regular … Continue reading Photo contest winners announced!
Tonight (Monday, November 19th at 6 pm): Come one, come all to FFP's November meeting! We've got lots of updates for you on projects such as intersection surveying and our photo contest (which is still open to submissions; send photos of sidewalk encroachments to firstname.lastname@example.org)! For more information, check out the facebook event.
Streetsblog.org has posted excerpts from acclaimed Danish Architect Jan Gehl's book "Cities for People." When it comes to designing a good public space for people to linger in or walk through, Jan Gehl has it practically down to a science. For instance, he says that 1,640 feet is the distance most pedestrians find to be an … Continue reading Article: Designing good cities for walking
This year, Feet First Philly will be at Greenfest Philly, the largest environmental festival in Philadelphia! Greenfest takes place on Sunday, September 9th, 2012 from 11 to 5 in Headhouse Square at 2nd & South Streets. Check out our table for information on Feet First Philly and our ongoing photo contest, called "Where's my effin' sidewalk?".