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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  • Stephanie Zbikowski
    signed via 2017-01-06 12:56:29 -0500
  • Theresa Everline
    signed 2017-01-06 12:55:32 -0500
  • Pamela Zimmerman
    signed 2017-01-06 12:55:26 -0500
  • David Golden
    signed 2017-01-06 12:52:06 -0500
  • Matthew Schaeffer
    signed 2017-01-06 12:48:53 -0500
    Matthew Schaeffer
  • Eric Smith
    signed 2017-01-06 12:46:44 -0500
  • Amy Wilson
    signed 2017-01-06 12:46:30 -0500
  • Kimberly Hahn
    signed 2017-01-06 12:46:12 -0500
  • Kevin Collison
    signed 2017-01-06 12:46:01 -0500
  • Johanna Marshall
    signed 2017-01-06 12:46:00 -0500
  • Emily Gallagher
    signed 2017-01-06 12:45:06 -0500
  • Brian Cooper
    signed 2017-01-06 12:41:16 -0500
  • Kirby Bell
    signed 2017-01-06 12:41:14 -0500
  • Julie Thompson
    signed 2017-01-06 12:41:02 -0500
    Please pass this bill for the safety of your constituents!
  • Kristin Peresta
    signed 2017-01-06 12:40:54 -0500
  • Amanda Gillern
    signed via 2017-01-06 12:40:29 -0500
  • John Armstrong
    signed 2017-01-06 12:37:28 -0500
    Our city roads and sidewalks deserve the same level of attention and care. Too many times at construction sites I have seen the entire sidewalk cordoned off so that trucks can park for free, while pedestrians are forced to walk into the roadway where they have to hope that a driver will see them so they won’t be hit and killed. Sidewalks are the de facto mode of transport for our most vulnerable citizens and must be attended to as such.
  • Larry Davis
    signed via 2017-01-06 12:36:44 -0500
    C’mon this is just common sense!
  • Michael Murphy
    signed 2017-01-06 12:36:26 -0500
  • Chloe Cerwinka
    signed 2017-01-06 12:36:04 -0500
  • Micah Hanson
    signed 2017-01-06 12:35:12 -0500
  • Jim Gallagher
    signed 2017-01-06 12:34:56 -0500
  • Jake Thompson
    @jakekthompson tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-06 12:34:45 -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=9569
  • Megan Boyle
    signed 2017-01-06 12:34:19 -0500
  • Jake Thompson
    signed 2017-01-06 12:34:11 -0500
  • Steven Seminelli
    signed 2017-01-06 12:33:54 -0500
  • Dane Pangonis
    signed 2017-01-06 12:33:47 -0500
  • Kathleen Rowe
    signed 2017-01-06 12:33:41 -0500
  • Michael Bourg
    signed 2017-01-06 12:33:41 -0500
  • Eddie Amador
    signed 2017-01-06 12:32:27 -0500