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 our table at the Renton River Days festival this weekend July 25-27, and at other public … 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

Upcoming Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Workshops

  Become a Neighborhood Walking Ambassador! Choose from one of two fun, informative workshops in Downtown Redmond on July 19 or in North Seattle on August 2.   During this two and a half hour workshop you will learn how to lead walks in your neighborhood and share your knowledge about nature, history, and future developments. … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local   On June 23 Housing Authority director Andrew Lofton, Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, Council Members Sally Clark and Tom Rasmussen, and area residents celebrated the ground-breaking of Seattle’s 10th Avenue South Hillclimb. The Hillclimb will offer a quicker, safer way to walk between Little Saigon, the International District, and … read more

Story from the Sole: Dr. Dori Rosenberg Helps Older Adults Remain Mobile

By Leah Wyatt   Mobility is critical to our health and well-being, especially as we age. How can we ensure that older adults are able to remain active despite difficulties they may face in attempting to do so?  Dr. Dori Rosenberg of Seattle’s Group Health Research Institute, a public-interest research center, has conducted extensive research into … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local The South Park Community, Seattle Parks Foundation, and Barker Landscape Architects recently completed the South Park Green Space Vision Plan.   Kirkland City Council Members, Senator Andy Hill, King County Council Member Jane Hague, and other elected officials will be on the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) this Saturday, June 28 … read more

High School Students Make Change Through Project with Feet First

I was incredibly lucky to have seven Nathan Hale High School students shadow me for a project this past spring called Authors of Change. The Hale students joined Walking School Buses, greeted students on Two Feet Tuesdays, organized the Before School Walking Club at Olympic Hills, and ran Bike Rodeos at two neighborhood block parties. … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local   This summer SDOT is installing speed humps in four Seattle school zones. Lowering vehicle speed is an effective way to improve safety on the walking and biking routes to school.   Seattle is adding to its existing ten miles of neighborhood greenways by building greenways in … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis   Local   City officials in Seattle have filed an application with the Department of Planning and Development for a nicer way to walk from downtown to the waterfront.   Last Sunday, Seattle’s Columbia City kicked off Columbia City Beatwalk season. This monthly event takes place the second Sunday of the month from June-October … read more