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    One benefit of walking is that it increases social connectivity and cultivates community well-being, and walking groups provide an outlet for people who want to improve their health while also interacting with others. Throughout the month of June, I have had the pleasure of getting to experience the benefit of walking with a group first […]

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    The picture to the right shows Matt at what he believes to currently be one of the worst intersections in Philadelphia — the intersection of 12th Street and Chestnut Street. The way that traffic builds up here due to lane closure from construction and poorly time traffic lights makes it dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists, […]

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    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 […]

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    Chloe Finigan, Transportation Outreach Coordinator at Clean Air Council, took some time to talk about her experiences as a pedestrian in Philly! She currently works as the support staff for Feet First Philly (FFP). If you would like to get involved with FFP, email feetfirstphilly@cleanair.org today.  What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long […]

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    What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? I feel so thankful to live in a place where I can walk pretty much anywhere: the grocery store, library, pharmacy, park, and festivals. While it is such a luxury to be able live […]

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    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 […]

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    What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? The scenic Philly streets and access to shops and restaurants make Philadelphia a great place for walking. I often walk home from my job at 10th and Spring Garden all the way back to […]

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    1) What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? I’m truly multi-modal (I bike, have a car for work, and take public transit) but prefer walking when trying to get from point A to B. On days when I’m not chained to […]

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    What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? My office is in my apartment, so I walk about 19 steps to get there from my bedroom, 24 steps from my kitchen. I walk everywhere else, too. Since I work alone, I need […]

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  • 05/24/18--11:12: May 2018 Newsletter
  • Feet First Philly May 2018 Newsletter Protected Bike Lanes on Market Street and JFK Boulevard Construction for the new protected bike lanes on  Market Street and JFK Boulevard between 15th and 20th Street started Monday, May 21st, to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety in Center City. The project will be piloted for 9 months. The […]

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                        Thank you to everyone who came out to support pedestrian safety and the East Coast Greenway on Spring Garden Street! Together we were able to identify issues for safety and comfort along this bustling corridor. What did we find? Participants noted a hostile environment for pedestrians with […]

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    Philly Free Streets is only a month away. Become part of the experience and give back this summer by volunteering at Philly Free Streets on August 11! Philly Free Streets is a people-powered initiative of the City of Philadelphia that temporarily closes streets to cars, inviting people to walk, bike, and play. This year’s car-free […]

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    Senate Bill 172, which will legalize automated speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard, and likely save several lives per year, came agonizingly close to being passed through the Pennsylvania legislature last month. The bill is awaiting one final concurrence vote in the House after summer recess, and your representatives need to hear from you. Let them […]

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  • 07/10/18--12:09: #NotaParkingSpot: PPD vs PPA
  • #NotaParkingSpot is gaining momentum after receiving over 300 submissions in six months. Thank you to everyone who has posted to Twitter or submitted via email. We can’t increase enforcement and ensure safe spaces for pedestrians without the support from pedestrian safety advocates like you. In every post, we tag the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) and […]

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    1) What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? I have never owned a car, so for me, a walking commute is an active and relaxing alternative to public transit (although I do take the trolley and bus in bad weather!). I […]

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    Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway has become an outdoor museum since its construction in the early 20th century. From Alexander Calder’s William Penn atop City Hall to Mark di Suvero’s Iroquois near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this tour highlights the convoluted and unique stories behind the Parkway’s outstanding collection of public art. Come out with Feet […]

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  • 09/04/18--07:49: We Walk PHL is expanding!
  • We Walk PHL, free walking groups carried out in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Get Healthy Philly/Division of Chronic Disease Prevention at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, is expanding this fall to six new sites, giving We Walk a presence at 11 parks! New locations include Vernon Park, Clark […]

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    1) What is your experience as a pedestrian? How long do you walk? Why did you decide to walk as your commute? Being able to walk whether as a commute, to run errands, to visit a friend, or go out to dinner is one of the main draws to living in a dense area like […]

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    Headed to PARK(ing) Day PHL on September 21st? Pick up walking itineraries in Rittenhouse Square, Old City, and Chestnut Square East and complete the tour to get free entry to the Golden Cone Awards! Explore the parklets from the featured companies below and re-imagine our streets! Chestnut Square East JDavis Architects OLIN EwingCole PhillyCAM CHAD […]

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