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.
Skagit River Waterfront Redevelopment Project
As part of the Mount Vernon Downtown Flood Protection and Revitalization Project, waterfront redevelopment along the Skagit River includes a public riverfront park, a river promenade, and a trail system. The final construction of a 24-foot wide pedestrian trail along the Skagit River and through downtown Mount Vernon is scheduled to be finished in August 2014; residents of Mount Vernon have already begun to use completed sections of the trail.