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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  • Ali Razak
    signed 2017-01-10 09:38:09 -0500
  • Tj Walsh
    signed 2017-01-10 09:10:12 -0500
  • Daniel Remer
    signed 2017-01-10 06:27:58 -0500
  • Jessica Simms
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-09 17:55:16 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill
  • Jessica Simms
    signed 2017-01-09 17:54:57 -0500
  • Clayton Mansfield
    signed 2017-01-09 16:54:25 -0500
  • Korin Tangtrakul
    signed via 2017-01-09 15:36:10 -0500
  • Marya Kaye
    signed 2017-01-09 15:34:47 -0500
  • Daniel Paschall
    signed 2017-01-09 15:34:08 -0500
  • Steven Dale
    signed 2017-01-09 14:29:18 -0500
    I also believe that significant fines should be exacted on drivers who speed through stop signs and pedestrian walkways, as well.
  • Ellen Rhudy
    signed 2017-01-09 14:23:01 -0500
  • Madeleine Sann
    signed 2017-01-09 13:57:53 -0500
    Madeleine Sann
  • Morgen Black-Smith
    signed 2017-01-09 13:34:25 -0500
  • Tyler Perry
    signed 2017-01-09 12:43:18 -0500
    Tyler Perry
  • Helen Horstmann-Allen
    signed 2017-01-09 12:23:20 -0500
  • Julia Rowe
    signed 2017-01-09 12:12:51 -0500
  • Risa Zeller
    signed 2017-01-09 12:11:34 -0500
  • avery holland
    @slavedawg tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-09 12:03:35 -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=471449
  • Donna Scheuerle
    signed 2017-01-09 10:40:21 -0500
    I am surprised that we do not already have this legislation. This, as they say, is a no-brainer. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • Amelia Wisniewski-Barker
    signed via 2017-01-09 10:33:11 -0500
  • Kristen Gillette
    signed 2017-01-09 09:52:04 -0500
  • Jennifer Jachym
    signed 2017-01-09 09:42:27 -0500
  • Georgina Perez Liz
    signed 2017-01-09 09:37:37 -0500
  • Meg Retz
    signed 2017-01-09 09:18:50 -0500
  • David Flanagan
    signed 2017-01-09 09:02:24 -0500
  • Michael Burlando
    signed 2017-01-09 08:55:43 -0500
  • Joe Buckshon
    signed 2017-01-09 08:36:29 -0500
  • Gordon Gearhart
    signed 2017-01-09 07:56:19 -0500
  • Sophia Seifert
    signed 2017-01-09 07:54:55 -0500
    As someone who has walked over a mile through center city to work for the last 3.5 years, this measure is crucial to my daily safety!
  • Sean McGrath
    signed 2017-01-09 07:09:19 -0500