About Us



Learn more about Feet First—our accomplishments, our history, our strategic plan that guides our work, who we are as people, and what our policies are on the different issues that affect walkability.



28 Statewide SRTSAccomplishments

Feet First inspires, connects and informs wide-ranging discussions with government agencies, developers and community groups to promote walkable communities. We regularly meet with community members to discuss options for improving walking conditions in their neighborhoods. We serve as a partner in important research projects related to planning, public health and policy.



2 Hosts First Crosswalk Actions Mary Pat Lawlor Ethel BoyarOrigins

Feet First began in 1995 as a group of citizens and professionals interested in promoting walkable communities. In 2001, we became an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Today, we’re a fast-growing organization with passionate board members, staff, and volunteers supporting our vision of creating more places to walk in order for people to connect by walking for their health, transportation, environment, community, and pleasure.



Feet WalkingStrategic Plan

Check out Feet First’s vision for the future—our Strategic plan defines our major goals and the routes we plan to achieve them. We review and revise this plan every three years with input from Board, Staff, and Committee Members.






FF Staff BoardPeople

Find out who makes up the staff, board, volunteers, interns, committees, and advisory board of Feet First. We welcome your participation to support our mission.






Advocacy 1Feet First Policy

Advocacy is a major component of the work Feet First does. We take a stand important issues that impact walkable and livable communities. Take a look at our policy papers and the position we take on key issues of interest to increase safe, accessible and inviting ways for people to choose to go by foot.