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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  • Bonny Hohenberger
    signed 2017-01-06 13:40:19 -0500
  • Amy Verbofsky
    signed 2017-01-06 13:37:47 -0500
  • Ralph Branch
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  • Sheehan Kovall
    signed 2017-01-06 13:33:49 -0500
  • Bettie Kilkelly
    signed 2017-01-06 13:33:37 -0500
  • Dennis Maiorano
    signed 2017-01-06 13:32:22 -0500
  • Katelyn Inman
    signed via 2017-01-06 13:30:10 -0500
  • Brandon Rudd
    signed 2017-01-06 13:29:02 -0500
  • sea.swim
    @sea__swim tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-06 13:28:16 -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=471314
  • Beth Connor
    signed 2017-01-06 13:28:00 -0500
  • Victor Galli
    signed 2017-01-06 13:26:04 -0500
  • Erika Reinhard
    signed 2017-01-06 13:25:42 -0500
  • Brian Turcich
    signed 2017-01-06 13:24:37 -0500
  • Michelle Biloon
    signed 2017-01-06 13:22:59 -0500
  • Laura de la Huerta
    signed 2017-01-06 13:22:05 -0500
  • Kerry Milch
    signed 2017-01-06 13:18:51 -0500
  • Joseph Russell
    signed 2017-01-06 13:18:33 -0500
    I walk and bike in Center City every day for work, and I very much appreciate this bill’s aim to make walking around the city safer during this exciting construction boom.
  • Colleen Seeber-Combs
    signed 2017-01-06 13:16:46 -0500
  • Kenny Whitebloom
    signed 2017-01-06 13:14:02 -0500
  • Owen Sindler
    signed 2017-01-06 13:11:05 -0500
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    signed 2017-01-06 13:08:38 -0500
  • Aaron Bauman
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    signed 2017-01-06 13:03:33 -0500
  • Donna Pancari
    signed 2017-01-06 13:03:28 -0500
  • Dan Gasiewski
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  • Robert Baldry
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  • Brandy Bones
    @brandybones tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-06 12:58:20 -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=464068
  • Brandy Bones
    signed 2017-01-06 12:57:45 -0500