2017 Walkable Washington Symposium



Northwest African American Museum
October 18, 2017
8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Walkable Washington is an integral part Feet First’s mission to promote walkable communities and empower people throughout our state to connect to the world by foot. Feet First welcomes your support to make our fourth annual symposium a success. Walkable Washington is a dynamic conference that brings together more than 150 professionals and advocates to engage and inspire pedestrian-friendly projects where walkability is central to the planning framework.


The event has grown each year and we anticipate that this year’s conference will attract more participants than ever. Speakers from a variety of agencies, businesses, and community groups will highlight their projects: sharing successes, lessons learned and replicable approaches to pedestrian-friendly planning.


Master of Ceremonies:

Guy Michaelsen, Principal, Berger Partnership                                                          

Guy’s passion is shaping places to support increasingly dense and rich urban environs, be it spaces in the hear of our cities, or the parks and natural areas offering escape and revitalization. He relishes working with people to share the excitement about the possibilities of creating livable spaces. Guy counts himself as lucky to be able to say, “I love my job!” When not at work, he is likely on a walkabout with his family in a great park, or on an adventure. Three projects that reflect his personality and design ideals are Magnuson Park, Redmond Central Connector, and Riverfront Park.



Keynote Speaker:  

Mark Hallenbeck, Director, Washington State Transportation

Center (TRAC) at the University of Washington

Mark and his TRAC team collect data to understand transportation system use and performance. He works to with the public and decision makers to help them best determine investments in transportation and land use projects. He is currently working with multiple agencies in the state to examine how big data and new technology can help improve planning and mobility. Mark’s approach emphasizes sharing data across agencies and jurisdictions to improve integration of both transportation and land use planning.

Become a Walkable Washington Symposium Sponsor

Find sponsorship opportunities in our 2017 Walkable Washington Sponsorship Package.


Contact Karla Sclater for more information:



Call for Case Studies

Feet First continues to collect and publish a case study library of exceptional projects and programs showcasing how cities, counties, school districts, and community organizations throughout Washington are making it safer, easier, and more inviting for people to walk. These case studies are accessible to the public through our online library. Over fifty case studies have been collected so far. Have you worked on a project that helps forward pedestrian-friendly places? Please complete the attached form:  Case Study Form.


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