Philadelphia officials next month plan to use more “stick” in a program that takes a carrot-and-stick approach to bad behavior by people in cars, on bicycles, and on foot. The program, dubbed “Give Respect, Get Respect,” was launched at the beginning of May, aimed at reining in bad behavior by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in Center City (see previous story). Since then, some tickets, but mostly warnings have been handed out. But Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler says starting in August, more citations will be issued... Pedestrians who text while they walk without looking ahead will also be targeted Banned in Philadelphia! Texting While Walking - Philadelphia - Fox Nation Weird! I won't text while walking on streets and parking lot areas.