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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  • Nancy Lo
    signed 2017-01-06 15:11:22 -0500
  • Chris Thompson
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  • Stan Gibell
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  • Gerrie Schmidt
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    signed 2017-01-06 14:23:18 -0500
  • David Howland
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  • Brian Kall
    signed via 2017-01-06 14:20:29 -0500
  • Joseph Alkus
    signed 2017-01-06 14:10:18 -0500
    Pedestrian safety is so critical to our communities and our lives.
  • Melissa Barrow
    signed 2017-01-06 14:09:07 -0500
    I was a pedestrian crossing Washington Avenue and Broad Street when I was hit by a car on 2/11/16. My entire life changed. I suffer from many medical issues now, and my quality of life has suffered because of it. Philadelphia needs better safety for pedestrians.
  • Megan Johnson
    signed 2017-01-06 14:03:04 -0500
  • Dave Brindley
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-06 14:02:51 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill
  • Dave Brindley
    signed 2017-01-06 14:02:24 -0500
  • Jake Liefer
    signed 2017-01-06 14:01:50 -0500
    We need protected walkways
  • Jennifer Corry
    signed 2017-01-06 13:58:01 -0500
  • Caity Colburn
    signed 2017-01-06 13:52:06 -0500
  • Ariel Kirkwood
    signed 2017-01-06 13:50:41 -0500
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  • Mary Ruzzo
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  • Emily Morton-Owens
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  • Matthew Weiner
    signed 2017-01-06 13:46:19 -0500
  • Joan Duckenfield
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  • Bonny Hohenberger
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-06 13:40:52 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell @PHLCouncil to put pedestrian safety first, and pass the protected walkway bill