Pedestrian Safety Bill Signed into Law!

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Substitute Senate Bill No. 5957, May 11, 2015. Relating to the pedestrian safety advisory council.

On Monday, May 11, 2015, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5957, which creates a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Council. The bill, which was co-written by Feet First, had earlier been approved by both the full House and Senate with bipartisan support.   The new law creates a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Council to include … read more

Learn to Lead Neighborhood Walking Tours!

Calling all Walkstars…   Do you love to explore new places on foot? Do you enjoy sharing your discoveries with others? Do you care about health, community, and design?   Then become a Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador!   This month we are offering two opportunities to join this fun and informative program. These free workshops will prepare … read more

Jane Jacobs Would Be Pleased!

Were you one of the 149 people who joined one of the 15 Jane’s Walks around the Puget Sound region organized by Feet First? If you did, then you might have explored public gardens, public art, architecture, or learned about upcoming changes in a neighborhood.   For the last three year’s we have been proud to be … read more

South Park, White Center and West Seattle Communities In Motion!

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Communities In Motion, a King County Metro-funded program, recently launched in South Park, West Seattle, and White Center. Through June 6, the Communities In Motion team is reaching out to individuals who live or work these neighborhoods to explore their travel options and take fewer drive alone trips.   King County Metro Transit partners with local … read more

Does Your School Have a Circulation Plan?

As fewer families walk, bike, and bus, and more drive their children to school, arrival and departure procedures have become a common safety concern for schools. The problem is, too many people want to be in exactly the same place at exactly the same time. High traffic volumes at schools can have the effect of discouraging walkers, … read more

Safe Routes to Schools Funding Moves Forward in Olympia

The Washington State Legislature continues work on a transportation funding package that includes funding to create a safer walking and biking environment for school children. Now that the House and the Senate have passed their respective budget proposals, critical negotiations are underway between the two bodies. While the Senate version essentially maintains statewide funding for … read more

Join a Jane’s Walk

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Explore and Celebrate Local Communities On Foot with Jane’s Walks   On May 2 and 3, join Feet First for Jane’s Walks, a series of 16 free community walks across the Puget Sound Region, exploring the diverse makeup of our neighborhoods. Jane’s Walk celebrates the legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs, who championed walkable neighborhoods, urban … read more

Story from the Sole: Carolyn Hope, Shape Shifting the Past to Support the Future

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Carolyn Hope, the City of Redmond’s Park Planning and Cultural Arts Manager, led the winning project from last year’s Walkable Washington Symposium: the Redmond Central Connector. This regional trail runs through Redmond Town Center, Old Town Redmond, and through the Willows business corridor. It will eventually link the regional trail systems in Sammamish and Kirkland.  … read more

Pedestrian Safety Bill Taking Steps Forward in Olympia

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Both houses of the state legislature have taken the first steps to move forward a bill, which would make it safer for people walking. The proposed law, which was co-written by Feet First, would create a Pedestrian Fatality and Injury Advisory Council to prevent deaths and serious injuries of people walking. The bill has already … read more

Lead a Jane Jacobs Walk

  Become a part of Jane’s Walk on May 2 & 3 Jane’s Walk is an annual event held on the first weekend of May, which celebrates the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs by getting people out to explore their communities. Free walking tours are led by locals who want to create a … read more