Where Candidates Stand On Walkable Communities

With ballots for the 2014 elections starting to hit voters’ mailboxes, Feet First asked candidates around the state for answers to questions about issues facing people walking specific to their community.


We queried State House and Senate candidates across Washington. Their answers have been posted for Feet First supporters and the broader community to read and share.


With issues such as Safe Routes to School, pedestrian access to transit including future light rail extensions in Sound Transit’s service area, sidewalk funding, applying a social equity lens to pedestrian issues, and more, plenty of hot topics appear in the candidate responses.


As noted by Feet First Policy Committee Chair, Jim Davis, “Our elected leaders play a critical role in funding pedestrian infrastructure and passing legislation to make it safe and easy for people to go by foot. The candidate questionnaire provides a great opportunity to find out where they stand.”


Since 2001, we have been working to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment. Help us to make great places to walk. 

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