Summer Walks and Stairway Sprucing

South Park was the place to be this summer if you were looking to do some awesome urban exploration. Funded by the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, from July through September, Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors, Kimberly Jacobs, Nancy Roberts, and Karen Veloria, led a series of walks ranging from tasting tours at local breweries, to public art tours … read more

Let’s Move Seattle Puts People First

  This November, Seattle voters will have the opportunity to vote “yes” on ballot Proposition 1 (Prop 1), which will function as a renewal of the expiring “Bridging the Gap” levy that has funded nearly twenty-five percent of Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) work for the past nine years.   Coined “Let’s Move Seattle”, Prop … read more

Volunteers Needed to Walk our Talk on the Move Seattle Levy

  The Move Seattle Levy, Proposition 1 on this November’s ballot, contains over $105 million in pedestrian-oriented projects in Seattle that will: repair damaged sidewalks in urban centers and villages build new sidewalks, especially those along transit corridors retrofit curb ramp and crossing improvements repaint crosswalks regularly improve school walking routes rehabilitate stairways construct access … read more

Story from the Sole: Laurie Towey Is Just Singin’ and Dancin’ in the Rain

Laurie Towey is a fairly recent addition to the Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador program. Like many of us, though, she is long time lover of walking in community with others. Laurie shares what motivates people to volunteer in this way – why does she show up to lead?   Laurie was already leading her … read more

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 … read more

Closed: Safe Routes to School Director (Interim through January 2016)

  Background: Since 2001, Feet First has been working across the state to ensure all communities in Washington are walkable. We help people take steps that create better places to live, learn, work, shop and play–a world that cares about health, community, and the environment.   About you and this position: You should be passionate … read more

Pedestrian Safety Bill Signed into Law!

On Monday, May 11, 2015, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5957, which creates a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Council. The bill, which was co-written by Feet First, had earlier been approved by both the full House and Senate with bipartisan support.   The new law creates a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Council to include … read more

Learn to Lead Neighborhood Walking Tours!

Calling all Walkstars…   Do you love to explore new places on foot? Do you enjoy sharing your discoveries with others? Do you care about health, community, and design?   Then become a Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador!   This month we are offering two opportunities to join this fun and informative program. These free workshops will prepare … read more

Jane Jacobs Would Be Pleased!

Were you one of the 149 people who joined one of the 15 Jane’s Walks around the Puget Sound region organized by Feet First? If you did, then you might have explored public gardens, public art, architecture, or learned about upcoming changes in a neighborhood.   For the last three year’s we have been proud to be … read more

South Park, White Center and West Seattle Communities In Motion!

Communities In Motion, a King County Metro-funded program, recently launched in South Park, West Seattle, and White Center. Through June 6, the Communities In Motion team is reaching out to individuals who live or work these neighborhoods to explore their travel options and take fewer drive alone trips.   King County Metro Transit partners with local … read more