WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   PARK(ing) Day, taking place on Friday, September 19, is an opportunity for Seattleites to temporarily turn parking spaces into pop-up parks. The event raises awareness about creating a more walkable, livable, and healthier city, and helps people re-imagine how our streets can be used. Applications are due this … read more

In Motion program Launches in Renton and Burien

  King County Metro has launched its In Motion program in Renton and in Burien to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options – such as transit, bicycling, walking, and carpooling.   Participants who pledge to change some of their tips from driving alone … read more

Americorps Position Open at Feet First!

Feet First is looking for an energetic, creative, and talented person to serve as an Americorps volunteer with the Safe Routes to School department. This person will help implement programs in four Seattle public schools that will make it safer and easier for children to walk to school.   This Americorps person will be part … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   Proposition 1, which calls for creation of a Seattle Park District, passed with 53 percent of voters approving the measure. This victory means Seattle will have an ongoing, dedicated funding source for parks and community centers across the city.   Over the past three years, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   Seattle celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday with several entertaining block parties across the city. Night Out shows how residents and city government can work together to create a safer, more connected Seattle community.   The Rainier Beach Empowerment Coalition held the Rainier Beach Back2School Bash on Saturday, … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   King County Metro, with Feet First’s assistance, has launched the “In Motion” program in Burien, Renton, and North Seattle/Shoreline to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options – such as transit, bicycling, walking, and carpooling. The … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   Seattle voters will decide on Proposition 1, which calls for the creation of Metropolitan Parks District. Feet First joins dozens of other organizations in supporting Proposition 1. We all care about our parks and want to see them well maintained and accessible to all.   Local chapters of … read more

Hiring temporary outreach coordinators

Feet First is hiring temporary outreach coordinators throughout the summer to help get the word out about Feet First’s work on the In Motion in Renton and Burien program. We are looking for enthusiastic outreach coordinators to help staff community events in Burien and Renton throughout the summer and early fall.   This outreach would … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   In 20 parks throughout Seattle and King County, you’ll find colorfully decorated pianos – donated by Classic Pianos, designed by an artist from the Gage Academy of Art, and supported by KEXP, the Seattle Symphony, and others. You can enjoy the hands-on installations through August 17.   The … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local   Scott Kubly is named the new director of SDOT. Streetblog published an article on Kubly’s time in Chicago.   The City of Redmond recently received two awards, the Governor’s Smart Communities Award and the Puget Sound Regional Council (PRSC) award, for its efforts in promoting smart growth planning and … read more