Education and Enforcement in Safe Routes to School Programs

Join us on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:15am, for a final webinar to learn about $19 million dollars available from Washington State Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Call for Projects. The interactive webinar is designed to help public agencies, non-profits, and school districts create successful and innovative Safe Routes […]

Mercer Middle School Improves Walking and Safety for Students and Community

In collaboration with Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Parks and Recreation made improvements of the the sidewalk, drainage, and parking along 16th Ave. S between S Dakota St. and S Nevada St, just west of the Jefferson Playfield. The walkway is one of the main routes to school for many Asa Mercer International Middle School students […]

Feet First is Looking For Partners For a New Youth Program!

Feet First, Washington State’s only pedestrian advocacy organization, represents people of all ages looking for safe, accessible, and inviting ways to go by foot. For the past ten years, we have been the established leader in promoting walking in Washington. We are now ready to catalyze a new generation of walking advocates by expanding our […]

Middle School Bike and Pedestrian Safety Curriculum Grants

Grants of between $1,000 and $25,000 are available to middle schools in Washington State to implement OSPI’s Bike and Pedestrian Safety program. Applications are due December 3 using iGrants Form Package 552. Contact Sarah Sullivan at or 360-725-6050 for more information.   Safe_Routes_to_School_Grant_Overview_1_pager_October_2015

Greenwood Community Walk for Proposition 1: How the Let’s Move Seattle Levy helps children, elders and chickens cross the road…

Who: Feet First, Let’s Move Seattle, Greenwood Phinney Greenways, Cascade Bicycle Club What: Community walk with children, elders and a chicken to highlight neighborhood improvements funded by the Move Seattle Levy. How do children, elders — and a chicken — safely cross the road and what happens when the sidewalk ends? Interview the chicken to […]

Mercer Students & Parents Get Safer Route to School–Audit Recommendations Adopted!

Our walking audits are unique and great community engagement tools. On our audits we work with community members, elected officials, and city staff to assess the community and identify barriers and opportunities to walking so that the city or neighborhood can take steps toward improving places for people to walk. Community members are encouraged to […]

Meet the Seattle Safe Routes to School Partnership

Announcing a new collaboration between old friends.   In 2014, the Seattle Department of Transportation announced a request for proposals for a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant project with four Seattle Schools. Rather than compete for the contract, several local stakeholders decided to join together on the bid, and so the Seattle Safe Routes to School Partnership was born. […]

2014 IWALK Winners Continued

Announcing the IWALK CHALLENGE WINNERS 2014!   This is the second post announcing the winners of the Feet First IWALK Challenge! 107 schools across Washington hosted walk to school events during the month of October in 2014.  Following those schools were invited to submit descriptions of their walks to Feet First for a chance to […]