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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  • Marshall's Shirts
    @TheMarshOne tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-07 20:22:47 -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=470734
  • Marshall Schurtz
    signed 2017-01-07 20:22:05 -0500
  • Eric Anderson
    signed 2017-01-07 20:21:49 -0500
  • Anne Boyd
    @theparsley tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-07 19:30:23 -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=457639
  • Anne Boyd
    signed 2017-01-07 19:30:00 -0500
  • Mike Dean
    signed via 2017-01-07 17:43:55 -0500
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  • Danielle Parcell
    signed via 2017-01-07 16:29:19 -0500
  • Brian Moore
    signed 2017-01-07 16:13:45 -0500
  • Kaci Vecchio
    signed 2017-01-07 16:12:40 -0500
  • Caithlin Murphy
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-07 15:58:31 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill
  • Caithlin Murphy
    signed 2017-01-07 15:58:03 -0500
  • Shawn Megill Legendre
    signed 2017-01-07 15:41:01 -0500
  • William West
    signed 2017-01-07 15:18:23 -0500
  • Scott Anderson
    signed 2017-01-07 14:39:07 -0500
  • Thomas Nailor
    signed 2017-01-07 13:35:10 -0500
  • John Federico
    signed 2017-01-07 13:33:18 -0500
  • Simon Mosbah
    signed 2017-01-07 12:59:13 -0500
  • Isabel Melvin
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-07 11:48:14 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill
  • Isabel Melvin
    signed 2017-01-07 11:47:45 -0500
  • Judy Weightman
    signed 2017-01-07 11:13:47 -0500
  • Ary Pugh
    signed 2017-01-07 10:59:57 -0500
  • Rich Urbani
    signed 2017-01-07 10:44:09 -0500
  • Larry Gavin
    signed 2017-01-07 10:39:21 -0500
  • Nick Marzano
    signed 2017-01-07 10:25:56 -0500
    It’s an exciting time of growth in Philadelphia. By protecting and prioritizing pedestrians, we acknowledge that such growth is taking place in the context of a living, breathing community, not just a destination for drivers.
  • Lynne Brosch
    signed 2017-01-07 10:00:12 -0500
  • Vaughn Parker
    signed 2017-01-07 08:47:38 -0500
  • Abby Bronstein
    signed 2017-01-07 08:46:16 -0500
    I have 2 young children and often watch other children. It’s impossible for me to navigate safely with strollers and elementary kids on scooters. I want to stay in the city to raise my family, but it constantly feels like the city doesn’t want us to stay. Please consider making it easier to be a pedestrian!!!
  • Brian Marsh
    signed 2017-01-07 08:17:51 -0500
  • Alisha Amendt
    signed 2017-01-07 07:37:21 -0500
  • Joanna Joye
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-07 07:08:56 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill