The Innovation Awards recognized case studies from outstanding projects across the state that promoted healthy, livable and walkable communities.
Congratulations to 2016 winners!
Previous Innovation Award Winners
2016 Walkable Washington Innovation Awards Judges:
- Alan Hart, Founding Principal, VIA Architecture
- Andrew Dannenberg, Affiliate Professor, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington
- Kristen Simpson, Plan Implementation Manager at City of Seattle, Department of Transportation
- Michael Cardwell, Diplomat at Quinault Indian Nation
- Robin Mayhew, Program Manager, Long-Range Transportation Planning, Puget Sound Regional Council
- Roger Millar, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Secretary of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation
Innovation Award Evaluation Criteria
Innovation Awards’ judges made every effort to award projects of diverse typologies, sizes, and locales (urban, suburban, and rural) based on their ability to meet Innovation Award evaluation criteria and the stated project goals.
Winning projects demonstrated how they impact their communities through walkable spaces, community engagement, and/or public policy supportive of walkable communities. In making their selection the Innovation Award judges considered the following when reviewing projects:
☐ Demonstrate pedestrian safety
☐ Create inviting and accessible walking environments and programs for the community that
support universal design measures and accommodate users of all abilities
☐ Provide opportunities and incentives for creating and utilizing critical links and connectivity
within its setting
☐ Achieve an appropriate design sensibility, resulting in vibrant neighborhoods, business
districts and communities
☐ Engage its community and incorporate a variety of viewpoints and expertise in the planning,
advocacy and ongoing upkeep of the project or program
☐ Provide guidance for policies, strategies and funding that support safer routes to schools,
parks, work, home and shopping
☐ Implement or promote important public policy that supports pedestrian transportation and
☐ Result in and/or promote health, social, environmental and/or economic benefits
☐ Result in at least one measurable social, environmental, or economic improvement for the
Have you completed a project in the last three years that fits these criteria?
We would love to hear about it!
To nominate your project or one in your community for 2017, please complete the Walkable Washington Case Study Form.