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Brown Bag Lunch: Building Greenways in Seattle

Brown Bag Lunch: Building Greenways in Seattle

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPEAKERS: Gordon Padelford, Neighborhood Support Coordinator, Seattle Central Greenways; Nick Cilluffo, Policy Associate, Forterra.   Imagine a neighborhood street where traffic is calmed, intersections are made safer, trees line the planting strips, and signs guide the way to neighborhood amenities. These streets are safe and comfortable places where families can play freely outside, elders can walk to the store, ... read more

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Walk Tacoma Series Kickoff on National Walking Day

Walk Tacoma Series Kickoff on National Walking Day

April 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join a Wright Park walking event in celebration of National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at noon, with Downtown On the Go and the American Heart Association, in partnership with Metro Parks. This event will kick off the 2014 Walk Tacoma series sponsored by Franciscan Health System.   Participants will walk 1.5 miles ... read more

National Walking Day with the American Heart Association

National Walking Day with the American Heart Association

April 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The American Heart Association and Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador, Cherish Hart, invite you to join us on National Walking Day for a mid-day walk at lunch! Even getting out for a short walk can be beneficial for your health. In fact, just 30 minutes a day can boost your heart health! We will be ... read more

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Walkable Washington Symposium

Walkable Washington Symposium

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
walkable washington symposium

The Feet First Walkable Washington Program recognizes and supports communities that are working towards more walkable places throughout the state of Washington.   Join our the Walkable Washington Symposium and Lunch on Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 9 am to 1 pm. This is Washington’s state’s only symposium to address the importance of walkable communities for health, safety, ... read more

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Integrating Health into Comprehensive Plan Updates

Integrating Health into Comprehensive Plan Updates

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

What: Most planners, health, transportation and practitioners are aware of the obesity and diabetes epidemics facing the nation, their links to urban form and sprawl, and the wealth of tools and resources available to address this issue that seem to arrive in their email almost daily. The question facing communities as they undertake their Comprehensive ... read more

Conference Call: Funding for School Walk and Bike Route Improvements

Conference Call: Funding for School Walk and Bike Route Improvements

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Would more children walk or bike to your community school if only you could find funding to fix a sidewalk, intersection, or bike path? Could your school district save money on short-distance busing if only there were resources to improve a hazardous crossing near school?  By far the most expensive piece of the Safe Routes ... read more

April Friday Forum: Shaping Our Transportation Vision‏

April Friday Forum: Shaping Our Transportation Vision‏

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What’s your vision of a sustainable transportation system for Washington? More transit? Safer streets? Better connections? Here’s your chance to share your vision. The Washington Transportation Commission is in the process of updating the Washington Transportation Plan (WTP 2035). WTP 2035 establishes a vision for developing the statewide transportation system over the next 20 years, ... read more

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Seattle Neighborhood Summit 2014

Seattle Neighborhood Summit 2014

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Seattle’s unique neighborhoods are what make our city great. Join Mayor Murray at the upcoming Neighborhood Summit.   The summit is an opportunity for neighborhood and community leaders to talk honestly and openly with the city on issues from planning to the prioritization of city investments.   The goal stated by the Mayor is “to ... read more

Kirkland Park and Corridor Trail

Kirkland Park and Corridor Trail

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Feet First Board President Dave Ramsay as he explores Kirkland. Kirkland is known for its wonderful parks. This walk will visit eight (yes 8!) of them and we’ll learn a bit of their history. We’ll also get a chance to walk along part of the recently opened Kirkland Corridor trail. We’ll meet at Marina ... read more

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Brisk 10 Mile Walk on Chief Sealth Trail in Beacon Hill

Brisk 10 Mile Walk on Chief Sealth Trail in Beacon Hill

April 6 @ 9:00 am

Join Neighborhood Walking Ambassador John Reardon (who wears yellow!) on the Chief SealthTrail in Beacon Rolling hills under the power line right of way create a nice walking path. Park at the Maplewood Playfield parking area at 4801 Corson Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108. (near 12th Ave S. & S. Angeline St.) Use this map ... read more

Seattle Waterfront Walk

Seattle Waterfront Walk

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the Downtown Seattle Waterfront and talk about its past, present, and future. Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Jack Bennetto will lead a walk from Pioneer Square to the Olympic Sculpture Park along the water, then wend back through the nearby parks, alleys and avenues. The loop is 3.5 miles lasting, at moderate pace with frequent stops, ... read more

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Coming to a Community Near You – Seattle 2035

Coming to a Community Near You – Seattle 2035

April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Couldn’t make it to Comprehensive Plan Update Open House and EIS Scoping Meeting on March 24? The Department of Planning and Development have scheduled FIVE more open houses across Seattle. Drop in to learn about the project and tell them what you think. They are especially interested in your take on the three Planning Alternatives proposed ... read more

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Coming to a Community Near You – Seattle 2035

Coming to a Community Near You – Seattle 2035

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Couldn’t make it to Comprehensive Plan Update Open House and EIS Scoping Meeting on March 24? The Department of Planning and Development have scheduled FIVE more open houses across Seattle. Drop in to learn about the project and tell them what you think. They are especially interested in your take on the three Planning Alternatives proposed ... read more

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Coming to a Community Near You – Seattle 2035

Coming to a Community Near You – Seattle 2035

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Couldn’t make it to Comprehensive Plan Update Open House and EIS Scoping Meeting on March 24? The Department of Planning and Development have scheduled FIVE more open houses across Seattle. Drop in to learn about the project and tell them what you think. They are especially interested in your take on the three Planning Alternatives proposed ... read more

Hike with Your Pooch: Best Hikes with Dogs

Hike with Your Pooch: Best Hikes with Dogs

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

WHAT/WHO: This is a FREE Walk open to all friendly dogs and their folks. WHERE: White Center Library, Meeting Room. 11220 16th Ave. SW, Seattle WHEN: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.   This gathering is one of many that are sponsored by the King County Library System as a part of their ”Start to Fitness” Program.

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Free webinar on Statewide Complete Streets Efforts

Free webinar on Statewide Complete Streets Efforts

April 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

CHAPEL HILL, NC —  The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is pleased to announce the next free webinar in its Livable Communities Webinar Series: Statewide Complete Streets: How states are working with communities for friendlier roads Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:00 AM- 12:30 p.m. To register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/627413234 Across the nation, interest is growing in creating streets ... read more

Explore Kubota Garden

Explore Kubota Garden

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Neighborhood Walking Ambassador and artist-in-residence Mary Magenta for a colorful spring tour of one of Seattle’s most splendid parks, Kubota Garden. The days are getting longer and we’ll be offering walks on some weekday evenings. Our walks are usually about an hour and a half and will delight your senses! All are welcome. Kubota ... read more

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Calling all Community Builders! Here Comes the 14th Annual Village Building Convergence!

Calling all Community Builders! Here Comes the 14th Annual Village Building Convergence!

April 11

May 23 – June 1, 2014 Ready for a little “Villager Practice”? Then come to VBC14! Be part of 10-days of hands-on sustainable projects, and each night the central village venue will rock with community-scale, local & organic dinners, workshops, speakers, and music!   The VBC is when Portlanders come out into the streets to re-create ... read more

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Brisk 10.4 Mile Walk Along Longfellow Creek

Brisk 10.4 Mile Walk Along Longfellow Creek

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Neighborhood Walking Ambassador John Reardon (who wears yellow!) for a brisk 10.4 mile walk along Longfellow Creek. Meet at Uptown Espresso 3845 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 before 9:00AM leave time. Metro buses 50 & 120 service this intersection.  Please park in the parking around back in the lot behind Uptown Espresso, across ... read more

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Coming to a Community Near You – Seattle 2035

Coming to a Community Near You – Seattle 2035

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Couldn’t make it to Comprehensive Plan Update Open House and EIS Scoping Meeting on March 24? Department of Planning and Development have scheduled FIVE more open houses across Seattle. Drop in to learn about the project and tell them what you think. They are especially interested in your take on the three Planning Alternatives proposed for ... read more

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[Webinar] Going Multimodal at the Ballot Box

[Webinar] Going Multimodal at the Ballot Box

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What: Investing in multiple active transportation projects to improve the community.   When: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Going Multimodal at the Ballot Box

Going Multimodal at the Ballot Box

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What: Advocacy Advance is partnering with the Center for Transportation Excellence and the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates on this webinar designed to provide advocates with the necessary tools to take a transportation ballot measure from an idea to a winning measure.   When: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Coming to a Community Near You – Seattle 2035

Coming to a Community Near You – Seattle 2035

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Couldn’t make it to Comprehensive Plan Update Open House and EIS Scoping Meeting on March 24? Department of Planning and Development have scheduled FIVE more open houses across Seattle. Drop in to learn about the project and tell them what you think. They are especially interested in your take on the three Planning Alternatives proposed for ... read more

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WABI Weekday, April 16, A Stroll in Normandy Park

WABI Weekday, April 16, A Stroll in Normandy Park

April 16 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Ah, the next best thing to April in Paris…April in Normandy Park. (Yes, the city has a French name because 1920′s developers originally planned to have Normandy-styled residences.) Join the WABI Weekday Walkers for a walk combining history, waterfront views, beautiful homes and springtime natural surroundings in our neighboring Normandy Park. The walk will be ... read more

WABI Burien

WABI Burien

April 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Eight Walkers on the Secret Gardens Walk on March 19 checked out what’s growing at the Burien Community Garden.   Next up: WABI Weekday Walkers Will Walk from a Wonderful Wacky Winsome (and Wholesome) Whereabouts When We Walk (on Wednesday) April 16. As always, this is a FREE event, open to all (including 4-legged people). “Click ... read more

[Webinar] Public Health Benefits of Active Transportation

[Webinar] Public Health Benefits of Active Transportation

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When: Wednesday, April 16, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.   Cost: $50 for APBP members, $80 for non-members

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Webinar: Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper and Healthier

Webinar: Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper and Healthier

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

What: An increasing number of communities are accelerating their progress through ‘Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper’ strategies to transform the built environment by taking incremental steps, using low-cost experiments, tapping into local talent, and paving the way towards longer-term change. This webinar will discuss some of the best health-promoting ‘LQC’ practices, from street makeovers, to open air ... read more

Webinar – Strategies to Transform the Built Environment

Webinar – Strategies to Transform the Built Environment

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

An increasing number of communities are accelerating their progress through ‘Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper’ (LQC) strategies to transform the built environment by taking incremental steps, using low-cost experiments, tapping into local talent, and paving the way towards longer term change.   Presenters, from the Project for Public Spaces, will address the importance of creating healthy places and ... read more

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Join Greenway Standards and Evaluation for Thai food 4.18‏

Join Greenway Standards and Evaluation for Thai food 4.18‏

April 18 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 pm

All Ages and Abilities. 8-80. Family Friendly. Safe enough that a 10 year old girl (or boy) is comfortable walking or biking home after school in the winter. These are the fundamental safety standards we all believe our streets, and in particular the growing network of neighborhood greenways, should meet. But how do we shape ... read more

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Duwamish Alive

Duwamish Alive

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Together, we do amazing work at sites all along the Duwamish Watershed. The next event is April 19th, 2014 9:30-10:00am Registration 10:00-2:00pm Volunteer Restoration To sign up for our next event, please view our site map or list of locations below.  With 12 locations, you can choose the site that works best for you. Locations: ... read more

Pioneer Square Spring Clean!

Pioneer Square Spring Clean!

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteer for the Pioneer Square Spring Clean! Great things are happening in Pioneer Square, yet there is still a lot of work to do! Be part of the solution and join us on Saturday, April 19th for the annual Pioneer Square Spring Clean. Help brighten up the neighborhood! Open registration ends at 5 PM on ... read more

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Feet First’s annual Great Beer Hike!

Feet First’s annual Great Beer Hike!

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join Feet First’s Toast to Earth Day with our Great Beer Hike and a cold beer on Sunday, April 20 at Green Lake’s Latona Pub! For the fourth year in a row, Latona Pub continues the tradition of showcasing a selection of craft beers transported by foot, bike, and sailboat from local breweries to the ... read more

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Integrating Access: Walking and Rolling in Bike Advocacy

Integrating Access: Walking and Rolling in Bike Advocacy

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

What: Building a better world for active transportation doesn’t just mean making bicycling safe and comfortable – it also means making our neighborhoods better for walking and for getting around with mobility assistance devices. Join this call to learn how bike advocates can use their platforms and organizational strengths to incorporate walking and accessibility advocacy ... read more

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Stairway Spring Cleaning Day

Stairway Spring Cleaning Day

April 26

Join Feet First, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, the City of Seattle, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo, authors of Seattle Stairways Walks on Saturday, April 26 for an exciting day of spring cleaning public stairways across Seattle. This event, taking place during Earth Week, honors the legacy of Seattle’s 650+ publicly accessible stairways, the city’s historic network of scenic ... read more

Northwest Green Home Walking Tour

Northwest Green Home Walking Tour

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Feet First Board President Dave Ramsay on a moderately-paced 5.1 mile walk through parts of the Fremont, Phinney Ridge, and Greenwood neighborhoods, connecting six Northwest Green Home Tour sites as seen on the map. We’ll spend 15-20 minutes at each site, giving folks enough time to take a self-guided tour of each residence or ... read more

Silly Hilly walk/bike event on proposed Greenway‏

Silly Hilly walk/bike event on proposed Greenway‏

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Seattle Speaks: Wade into the Waterfront

Seattle Speaks: Wade into the Waterfront

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A vision to transform Seattle’s waterfront into a major public promenade of rehabilitated piers, parks and plazas is taking shape. Join Seattle CityClub, Seattle Channel and Town Hall for a live, interactive conversation about the proposed project, costs and how it will affect the city center. This televised event will bring together local leaders, critics, ... read more

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Discussion Forum – Two E’s are Better than One

Discussion Forum – Two E’s are Better than One

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

About this Discussion Forum Safe, walkable communities impact both the environment and economy. To host this discussion and answer your questions, we’ve invited an expert in each of these areas. Jackie Ostfeld, Director of Nearby Nature for the Sierra Club, will provide the audience with a brief overview of walking and its impact on the environment and ... read more