The Walkable Washington program grew out of the Feet First Cities Program. It showcases exceptional pedestrian-oriented improvements, community groups and outreach programs; maintains a statewide network for key contacts and stakeholders including an annual symposium; and provides assistance with Safe Routes to School, walking audits and other educational activities and programs.
The first Walkable Washington Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 3, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; in preparation for that event we will be highlighting projects around Washington which have enhanced walkability.
Renton Avenue South Construction
Renton Avenue South is located in a highly integrated neighborhood with mixed ethnicities and income. The King County and the City of Renton actively sought public input into design. In 2002, improvements to Renton Avenue South were identified by the community as a way to revitalize the area with a “boulevard feel” that welcomes pedestrians and cyclists and encourages visits to local businesses. The project will add sidewalks, landscaping and on-street parking, as well as a bicycle lane to the east side of Renton Avenue South.