WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   Seattle is the safest city for pedestrians in the United States, according to a study by Liberty Mutual Insurance. In a city where more than 100,000 people travel by foot or mass transit each day, Liberty Mutual credited a range of initiatives for keeping Seattle’s pedestrian deaths under … read more

Washington Schools to promote health and safety through IWALK Challenge

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Over 100 Washington schools join thousands of schools worldwide in celebrating International Walk to School Month The month of October is International Walk to School Month, also known as “IWALK.” Every year, tens of thousands of schools around the country and world celebrate IWALK by organizing events to encourage more students and families to walk to … read more

Where Candidates Stand On Walkable Communities

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With ballots for the 2014 elections starting to hit voters’ mailboxes, Feet First asked candidates around the state for answers to questions about issues facing people walking specific to their community.   We queried State House and Senate candidates across Washington. Their answers have been posted for Feet First supporters and the broader community to read and share.   With issues such … read more

IWALK CHALLENGE CELEBRITY PANEL OF JUDGES

International Walk to School Day touches on so many important issues: health, education, safety, transportation and environment, to mention a few. In convening our Celebrity Panel of Judges, Feet First sought prominent Washingtonians whose work aligns them to the heart and soul of IWALK. We send a big THANK YOU to these three individuals who, together, take on … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   SDOT has launched a Safe Routes to School outreach campaign, which coincides with International Walk to School Month and Feet First’s IWALKChallenge, to remind everyone to look out for each other and keep kids safe in school zones.   Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk participants raised more than … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   Park(ing) Day, the annual celebration of pop-up park installations, featured more than 50 temporary parks in neighborhoods all throughout Seattle. Captiol Hill, for instance, had six parklets in the neighborhood, including one that was showing free Couch Fest short films and another that offered free bike tune-ups.   … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   The Walk 2 Work Week Challenge, which is a part of the Seattle Design Festival, was held from Monday, September 8 through Friday, September 12. Participants were encouraged to recognize how design plays an important role in great walking experiences and support pedestrian safety and accessibility in Seattle. Daily … read more

Rainier Beach and Columbia City DRAFT Walking Map

DEADLINE TO RESPOND EXTENDED! RETURN COMMENTS BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014.   Feet First has been hired through a grant received by Bike Works from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to create the first Neighborhoods on Foot walking/biking map for Rainier Beach and Columbia City.   The map is intended to: • Get more people … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   The Walk 2 Work Week Challenge, which is a part of the Seattle Design Festival, kicks off on Monday, September 8. As long as you walk at least part of the way to work, even if you cross a bridge, take a train or ferry to reach you … read more

It’s Back To School: Walk With Your Child

Families across Washington are discovering the benefits of walking to school. At Feet First, we believe that walking to school helps kids release stress and prepare for a day of learning.   Walking has health benefits for children and parents alike, and helps neighbors connect with one another. Walking is free transportation, replacing the wear … read more