A Valentine to Remember

By: Karla Sclater, Development Committee Member   Valentine’s Day morning languished in a fishbowl of fog, a condition not unusual for Seattle in the throes of winter. The lingering grey didn’t stop people from gathering at Commodore Park, however. Nestled along the Chittenden Locks in Ballard, we gathered for a Feet First walk designed by … read more

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 … read more

Join the Feet First Board! Help create more walkable communities & get more people walking

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Feet First is seeking Board Members to support our mission to promote walkable communities. We work to ensure communities across Washington are safe, accessible, and inviting places for people of all ages and abilities to walk.   The Feet First Board of Directors oversees the management of the organization. This is a great … read more

We Deserve a Waterfront for All

Seattle deserves a waterfront that is accessible and inviting for people of all ages and abilities, using all modes of transportation.   Earlier this week, the Seattle Transit Blog criticized Feet First for colluding in a “bait-and-switch to voters” by encouraging the City to deprioritize transit in the redesign of Waterfront Seattle. This poorly researched … read more

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 … read more

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 … read more

2015 – 2016 Policy Recommendations for a Walkable Seattle Feet First

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Seattle is in need of significant improvements to its pedestrian infrastructure to make it safe, accessible and inviting for people to travel by foot. Walkable communities decrease traffic congestion, improve health, increase environmental sustainability, and boost economic development. When people walk they are more connected … read more

Sound Access for All: Northgate

In November 2015, Seattle voters took a big step towards making Seattle the most walkable city in America. Proposition 1, known as Let’s Move Seattle, is a nine-year transportation levy, replacing the expiring “Bridging the Gap” levy, is passing with 59 percent of the vote.   Everybody walks and deserves a safe, inviting, and accessible … read more

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 sarah.sullivan@k12.wa.us 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 … read more