Pedestrian Safety

(An advertising wrap on a Septa bus shelter advises pedestrians and drivers not to be distracted by their smartphones or other things.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Wants Pedestrians To Stop Texting, Watch Where They’re Going, And Stay Safe

The program addresses the growing problem of pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Pedestrians walk in a traffic lane along South Penn Square.  A sign instructs pedestrians not to cross to Dilworth Plaza, where the area is fenced off.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Officials Eyeing Safer Pedestrian Practices During Dilworth Plaza Rebuild

Even though the signs read “Sidewalk Closed,” some pedestrians used to cutting through the plaza are choosing to walk in the street along the southwest corner.


(A woman with shopping bags crosses Locust Street at 15th, in center city Philadelphia.  Credit:  John McDevitt)

Group Grades Philadelphia On Walkability and Pedestrian Safety

The senior citizen advocacy group “AARP” and the Mayor’s Commission on Aging are surveying various Philadelphia intersections to determine how safe they are for the city’s 50+ population.