Feet First is Looking For Partners For a New Youth Program!

Feet First, Washington State’s only pedestrian advocacy organization, represents people of all ages looking for safe, accessible, and inviting ways to go by foot. For the past ten years, we have been the established leader in promoting walking in Washington. We are now ready to catalyze a new generation of walking advocates by expanding our … read more

2015 – 2016 Policy Recommendations for a Walkable Seattle Feet First

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Seattle is in need of significant improvements to its pedestrian infrastructure to make it safe, accessible and inviting for people to travel by foot. Walkable communities decrease traffic congestion, improve health, increase environmental sustainability, and boost economic development. When people walk they are more connected … read more

Thank You for Stepping Up, Seattle!

WALKABLE NORTHGATE A fundraiser for Feet First with special guest: Representative Jessyn Farrell Wednesday, November 25 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm The Watershed Pub & Kitchen 10104 3rd Ave NE 5 minute walk from the Northgate Transit Center Plan your trip Enjoy the fun, join the prize drawing, and celebrate a big victory for the neighborhood! No RSVP necessary.   Seattle … read more

Middle School Bike and Pedestrian Safety Curriculum Grants

Grants of between $1,000 and $25,000 are available to middle schools in Washington State to implement OSPI’s Bike and Pedestrian Safety program. Applications are due December 3 using iGrants Form Package 552. Contact Sarah Sullivan at sarah.sullivan@k12.wa.us or 360-725-6050 for more information.   Safe_Routes_to_School_Grant_Overview_1_pager_October_2015

Greenwood Community Walk for Proposition 1: How the Let’s Move Seattle Levy helps children, elders and chickens cross the road…

Who: Feet First, Let’s Move Seattle, Greenwood Phinney Greenways, Cascade Bicycle Club What: Community walk with children, elders and a chicken to highlight neighborhood improvements funded by the Move Seattle Levy. How do children, elders — and a chicken — safely cross the road and what happens when the sidewalk ends? Interview the chicken to … read more

Summer Walks and Stairway Sprucing

South Park was the place to be this summer if you were looking to do some awesome urban exploration. Funded by the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, from July through September, Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors, Kimberly Jacobs, Nancy Roberts, and Karen Veloria, led a series of walks ranging from tasting tours at local breweries, to public art tours … read more

Let’s Move Seattle Puts People First

  This November, Seattle voters will have the opportunity to vote “yes” on ballot Proposition 1 (Prop 1), which will function as a renewal of the expiring “Bridging the Gap” levy that has funded nearly twenty-five percent of Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) work for the past nine years.   Coined “Let’s Move Seattle”, Prop … read more

Volunteers Needed to Walk our Talk on the Move Seattle Levy

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  The Move Seattle Levy, Proposition 1 on this November’s ballot, contains over $105 million in pedestrian-oriented projects in Seattle that will: repair damaged sidewalks in urban centers and villages build new sidewalks, especially those along transit corridors retrofit curb ramp and crossing improvements repaint crosswalks regularly improve school walking routes rehabilitate stairways construct access … read more

Story from the Sole: Laurie Towey Is Just Singin’ and Dancin’ in the Rain

Laurie Towey is a fairly recent addition to the Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador program. Like many of us, though, she is long time lover of walking in community with others. Laurie shares what motivates people to volunteer in this way – why does she show up to lead?   Laurie was already leading her … read more

Mercer Students & Parents Get Safer Route to School–Audit Recommendations Adopted!

Our walking audits are unique and great community engagement tools. On our audits we work with community members, elected officials, and city staff to assess the community and identify barriers and opportunities to walking so that the city or neighborhood can take steps toward improving places for people to walk. Community members are encouraged to … read more