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 Neighborhoods on Foot Walking Map

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 thinking/talking about their neighborhood • Highlight hidden treasures • Highlight the business … 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

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