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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  • Doug O'Malley
    signed 2017-01-09 00:27:56 -0500
  • Lou Simone
    signed 2017-01-09 00:20:10 -0500
  • Patrick Miner
    signed 2017-01-08 22:58:12 -0500
    We need to also keep bike lanes open during construction, even if it requires temporarily removing parking.
  • Tim Haney
    signed via 2017-01-08 21:02:49 -0500
  • Connie Dollak
    signed 2017-01-08 19:48:37 -0500
  • Andrew Levitt
    signed 2017-01-08 19:03:17 -0500
  • Peter Hecht
    signed 2017-01-08 18:44:52 -0500
  • Eric Mosca
    signed 2017-01-08 17:25:58 -0500
  • Lily Goodspeed
    signed 2017-01-08 15:19:50 -0500
  • Rachel Ternes
    signed 2017-01-08 15:13:27 -0500
  • Katelyn Shub
    signed 2017-01-08 14:02:19 -0500
  • Leigh Jones
    signed 2017-01-08 13:49:25 -0500
  • Emory Krall
    signed 2017-01-08 13:29:51 -0500
  • Paul Thompson
    signed 2017-01-08 13:19:06 -0500
  • Anupam Das
    signed 2017-01-08 12:13:51 -0500
  • Annie DiAntonio
    signed 2017-01-08 12:00:30 -0500
  • William Parker
    signed 2017-01-08 11:32:14 -0500
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  • Tanya Seaman
    signed 2017-01-08 11:16:52 -0500
  • Peter Cunicelli
    signed via 2017-01-08 11:11:57 -0500
    This is a great idea. But how about some police presence and enforcement of bike and motor laws? It’s open season in CC, especially with Indego now operating. Pedestrians fight quite a few other obstructions to safety!
  • Nick Hollot
    signed 2017-01-08 11:05:33 -0500
  • Pat Bigley
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 10:42:03 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill
  • Patricia Bigley
    signed 2017-01-08 10:41:50 -0500
  • Janene Hasan
    signed 2017-01-08 09:22:00 -0500
  • Joseph Gawronski
    signed 2017-01-08 01:02:52 -0500
  • Eugene Desyatnik
    signed 2017-01-08 00:31:25 -0500
  • Anna Perng
    signed 2017-01-07 23:05:05 -0500
  • Martin Wellard
    signed 2017-01-07 22:01:24 -0500
    For a city that prides itself on being pedestrian and cycle friendly, Center City has become disgraceful; it’s pretty much impossible to walk more than a couple of blocks without ending up being forced into the road.
  • Will Herzog
    signed 2017-01-07 20:59:06 -0500
  • Sara Sierschula
    signed 2017-01-07 20:50:22 -0500
  • Marshall's Shirts
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-07 20:22:49 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill