WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local   Scott Kubly is named the new director of SDOT. Streetblog published an article on Kubly’s time in Chicago.   The City of Redmond recently received two awards, the Governor’s Smart Communities Award and the Puget Sound Regional Council (PRSC) award, for its efforts in promoting smart growth planning and […]

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local   On June 23 Housing Authority director Andrew Lofton, Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, Council Members Sally Clark and Tom Rasmussen, and area residents celebrated the ground-breaking of Seattle’s 10th Avenue South Hillclimb. The Hillclimb will offer a quicker, safer way to walk between Little Saigon, the International District, and […]

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local The South Park Community, Seattle Parks Foundation, and Barker Landscape Architects recently completed the South Park Green Space Vision Plan.   Kirkland City Council Members, Senator Andy Hill, King County Council Member Jane Hague, and other elected officials will be on the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) this Saturday, June 28 […]

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local   City officials in Seattle have filed an application with the Department of Planning and Development for a nicer way to walk from downtown to the waterfront.   Last Sunday, Seattle’s Columbia City kicked off Columbia City Beatwalk season. This monthly event takes place the second Sunday of the month from June-October […]

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local   Seattle will install traffic cameras at five more schools in June to enforce a 20 mph limit during arrival and departure. The sites are Roxhill Elementary, Holy Family School, Dearborn Park Elementary, Bailey-Gatzert Elementary, and Eckstein Middle School.    The Seattle Department of Transportation is hosting an […]

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local   In Washington State Native Americans have the highest pedestrian fatality rate. While Washington is one of the safest states on the Pedestrian Danger Index overall, Native Americans have higher rates of fatal traffic collisions and the difference in Washington is particularly notable since all other ethnic groups’ fatality rates are lower than national […]

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local   Roxhill Elementary in West Seattle hosted an all-school walk day, which featured a remote bus drop-off, the Denny International Middle School Marching Band, and visits from Representative Eileen Cody and School Board Member Marty McLaren.     In exchange for free coffee, the Seattle Department of Transportation […]