Wilburton Light Rail Station Area Planning Moves Forward

Over the past year, the City of Bellevue has been working on a station area plan for the area around the future Wilburton light rail station, located across the freeway just east of Downtown Bellevue. This effort will provide a sweeping new vision for the area, which is poised to serve as Bellevue’s next great … read more

Feet First Urges City Council to Fund Improvements for a Walk-Friendly Seattle

October 23, 2017 Seattle City Council PO Box 34025 Seattle, WA 98124-4025   Dear Councilmember:   Feet First represents people of all ages looking for safe, accessible, and inviting ways to go by foot.  Walking is a vital transportation mode that strengthens communities, reduces pollution, and promotes good health.  Since 2001, we have worked to … read more

October Events – Seattle Mayoral Forum and Walkable Washington

Whether it’s Jenny Durkan or Cary Moon, Seattle’s next mayor will shape our city’s public spaces, cultural lives, natural environment, and livability for generations. That’s why Feet First is pleased to partner with Seattle Parks Foundation, ArtsFund, Seattle Music Commission, Grist, Crosscut, KEXP, and KING 5 in presenting a Seattle Mayoral Forum on Arts and the Environment on … read more

Northgate Bridge Design Moves Forward!

Learn more and share feedback at August 3 open house Building the Northgate Pedestrian Bridge has been a priority for Feet First for several years.  We spearheaded a coalition effort that convinced local decisionmakers to dedicate $35 million to build the bridge. When completed, it will provide a direct connection between North Seattle College and … read more

2017 Walkable Washington Symposium is October 18!

    SAVE THE DATE!   Walkable Washington Symposium Northwest African American Museum October 18, 2017 8:30 am to 4:30 pm   We’re thrilled that this year’s conference will be held at the Northwest African American Museum. We’re equally thrilled to be working with this year’s Master of Ceremonies, Guy Michaelsen, Principal at Berger Partnership; … read more

Last Mile Solutions: Improving Access to Healthcare

Universal Design

  A Northwest Universal Design Council Forum Monday, June 19, 2017 1:00 – 3:00 pm Bellevue City Hall Room 1E-108 450 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue   While public transit is an essential component of the transportation system, getting from a transit stop to a hospital or health clinic presents a “last mile” challenge for many. … read more

#GiveBig on May 10

Walkable communities are healthier, safer, and more economically vibrant. Feet First’s mission, since 2001, is to help people create walkable neighborhoods. Your support is essential to our success and that’s why we’re asking for your help during #GiveBig on May 10. Thank you!   Here are a few of the ways Feet First makes a … read more

Latona Pub Keg Walk and Feet First Fundraiser

Latona Pub Keg Walk and Feet First Fundraiser takes place on Wednesday, April 19. Feet First is honored to join this non-motorized keg delivery in the morning and to be the beneficiary of the evening fundraiser. Enjoy fresh beer, live music and an auction to support Feet First’s important work promoting walkability throughout Washington state. … read more

CALL TO ACTION: Feet First Opposes Bill Allowing New Schools in Rural Areas

    A bill making its way through the Washington legislature, ESHB 1017, would allow school districts to site new schools beyond the urban growth boundary under certain circumstances. This proposed legislation is intended to provide relief for school districts claiming they can’t find land for new schools within urban areas. Although this is a … read more

Shoreline ‘Trail Along the Rail’ Feasibility Study Underway

The City of Shoreline is studying a proposal to build a multi-use trail along the future Sound Transit light rail line. Similar to the Interurban Trail paralleling Aurora Avenue along the east side of I-5, the trail would run from N 145th Street to NE 195th Street. Construction funding has not yet been identified.   … read more