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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Legislation Aims to Reduce ‘Distracted Driving

We’ve all probably done it even though we know it’s wrong: Yup, texting while driving.   “Distracted driving” is a rising factor in serious injuries and fatalities for pedestrians hit by vehicles. In 2015, Washington experienced a 19% increase in overall traffic fatalities; fatalities involving distracted driving increased 32%. Research indicates that cell phone use is … read more

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Feet First – Now fully powered by volunteers

Feet First has transitioned to an all volunteer organization. Feet First has always been powered in huge part by volunteer energy, and we will continue to operate this way in the future. The Board of Directors, committees, and volunteers will continue to lead the organization and also take on a larger role in the day-to-day … read more

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WALKING TO SCHOOL KICK STARTS STUDENTS’ BRAINS AND BODIES

By Karla Sclater, Feet First Development Committee Member     Brian Devereux is an advocate of walking to school, both as a parent, and in his position as Puyallup School District’s Director of Facilities and Planning. He understands, though, that “Walking to school is a complex issue. It has to be safe, timely, and parent, … read more

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