City Council: Keep Philly Pedestrians Safe. Pass the Protected Walkway Bill

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Do you believe pedestrians deserve safe and open sidewalks?

Mayor Jim Kenney ran for election in 2015 pledging to increase protections for pedestrians near construction sites, and reduce excessive sidewalk closures that put people in danger.

Currently there's a bill in City Council that helps fulfill that promise by promoting more protected walkways on streets next to construction sites, like the one near The Gallery that Inquirer columnist Inga Saffron wrote about recently. The bill was introduced by Councilmembers Helen Gym, Mark Squilla, Derek Green, Allan Domb, and Jannie Blackwell. 

Sign and share this petition asking City Council to pass Bill No. 161108 if you believe pedestrian safety should come first.

This bill is a positive first step in what we hope will be a raft of pro-pedestrian Vision Zero legislation from City Council this year, including daylighting more corners and crosswalks, increasing enforcement against illegal parking, creating more mid-block crossings, and fast-tracking redesigns of notorious intersections.

Sign and share the petition on Facebook today to help us grow the coalition for safer streets, and push Bill 161108 over the line.

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  • Shannon Quinn
    signed via 2018-03-11 16:22:05 -0400
  • Imani Roach
    signed 2017-11-06 15:49:25 -0500
  • david issadore
    signed 2017-11-06 13:54:06 -0500
    David A Issadore
  • Michael Warrington
    signed 2017-08-25 12:06:03 -0400
    Pedestrians should always come first.
  • Linda Blythe
    signed 2017-08-14 10:09:45 -0400
    Construction sites are everywhere, so this issue is timely.
  • Daniel Esposito
    signed 2017-08-01 18:56:54 -0400
  • Matt Jackson
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-23 20:45:28 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill
  • Matt Jackson
    @mattjackson5 tweeted link to this page. 2017-06-23 20:45:24 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill http://www.5thsq.org/protected_walkways?recruiter_id=479275
  • Matt Jackson
    signed 2017-06-23 20:45:01 -0400
  • Robert Gallante
    signed 2017-04-07 15:53:28 -0400
  • Antoinette Johnson
    signed 2017-03-06 14:08:11 -0500
    Antoinette M Johnson
  • Michael Ruzzo
    signed 2017-02-06 11:42:24 -0500
  • Kaela Parkhouse
    signed 2017-02-03 16:33:03 -0500
  • Edyta Zielinska
    signed 2017-02-02 15:28:02 -0500
  • Catherine Lajoie
    signed 2017-02-02 14:25:49 -0500
    Walking with young children and babies on streets where there are NO sidewalks due to the construction is so dangerous. In Northern Liberties, especially is this behavior especially egregious.
  • Stefan Zajic
    signed 2017-02-02 13:33:52 -0500
    In my neighborhood, there are often streets that are simply impassable on both sides due to construction. Pedestrians like me and my kids are forced to walk in the street or go around the block. Please help make our city more friendly for walking.
  • Stephanie Sutsko
    signed via 2017-01-19 08:10:07 -0500
  • Richard Watters
    signed via 2017-01-18 17:50:11 -0500
  • Nick Wendowski
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-14 23:01:47 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill
  • Nicholas Wendowski
    signed 2017-01-14 22:59:59 -0500
    This bill is a no-brainer.
  • Nicholas Mulligan
    signed 2017-01-14 22:33:08 -0500
  • Kerri Thomas
    signed 2017-01-11 14:11:53 -0500
  • Gregory Young
    signed 2017-01-11 06:55:14 -0500
  • Timaree Schmit
    signed 2017-01-11 03:11:44 -0500
    Development doesn’t have to come at the cost of pedestrian safety and convenience.
  • Matt Forrest
    signed 2017-01-10 23:49:55 -0500
  • Heather Shultz
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-10 19:18:06 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill
  • Heather Shultz
    @heather_shultz tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-10 19:18:03 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill http://www.5thsq.org/protected_walkways?recruiter_id=454934
  • Heather Shultz
    signed 2017-01-10 19:17:07 -0500
  • Marianne Donnini
    signed 2017-01-10 16:58:17 -0500
  • Jeff Pastva
    signed 2017-01-10 16:14:37 -0500