Philly earns top honors for being walk friendly city

    It’s the city of Brotherly Love and apparently a city that is friendly to its pedestrians.

    The City of Philadelphia has announced it has been designated as a Silver Walk Friendly Community by The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center for its walkability initiatives and programs.

    Walk Friendly Communities, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and FedEx, is a national program that recognizes communities for their commitment to pedestrian safety, according to a release sent by the city.

    “I would like to thank The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center for recognizing our city’s ongoing commitment to creating a great walkable city.” Mayor Nutter said in a statement.

    “A more walkable Philadelphia makes for a healthier, safer and more sustainable city.”

    According to the city, the first Pedestrian Plan was adopted last fall and a second phase is in progress.

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