In some Philadelphia neighborhoods, it is not safe for residents to be physically active outside their homes. Even in safer neighborhoods, many streets, sidewalks and parks lack the infrastructure needed to encourage physical activity.
The result has been a dramatic increase of sedentary behavior among Philadelphians.
Get Healthy Philly works to make it easier and safer for residents to be active throughout the city. We collaborate with a wide range of governmental and community-based partners, including the City Planning Commission, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, the Streets Department, the Water Department, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.
Our recent community-based initiatives include:
- integrating health into the City’s planning and zoning decisions
- promoting active transportation
- implementing low-cost safety improvements at high-crash intersections
- encouraging open space and greening initiatives
We are committed to measuring and sharing trends in bicycle and pedestrian safety to inform our and partners’ work. Read the latest Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Report.
- Complete Streets Handbook
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan
- Indego: Philadelphia’s Bike Share Program
- Center City Bike Map
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Report, 2009-2013
- It’s Road Safety Not Rocket Science
- Safety Guides for Walking
- Safety Guides for Biking
- Safety Guides for Driving
- Active Living Research Clearinghouse
- Success Stories: Active Transportation
- Planning and Zoning for a Healthier City Report
- Philadelphia 2035 District Planning
- City Planning Commission
- The Citizen’s Planning Institute
- Food Fit Philly Coalition Presentation (Philadelphia City Planning Commission)
- Healthy Planning in Philadelphia Webinar Presentation (American Planning Association)
- Healthy Communities Task Force (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)
- Transportation and Health (American Public Health Association)
- Planning & Community Health Research Center(American Planning Association)
- Community Food Access & Affordability
- Youth Wellness
- Clinical Linkages
- Citywide Nutrition Standards
- Media and Policy Environments
For more information, visit Food Fit Phillly or call 311.