Burke-Gilman detour route through the UW campus

Due to Montlake Triangle Project construction, pedestrians and cyclists who use the Burke-Gilman Trail segment through the eastern part of the University of Washington campus will experience a modification to their travel. The scheduled start date for this change is Monday, February 2. The current switchback through the small parking lot (C12) near the Montlake Triangle … read more

Healthy Transportation for SR-520

Dear Mayor Murray,   Thank you for your leadership building a transportation system that moves people efficiently throughout the region, and creates healthy places to live, work, and play. We are glad you share our vision of a modern transportation system that furthers Seattle’s economic, social justice, climate, livability, public health, and safety goals. We … read more

Gig Harbor Waterfront Walking Audit

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Gig Harbor Walking Audit Highlights Opportunities and Challenges along Waterfront   With an increasing number of shops, destinations, and natural setting, walking is the way people who live and play in Gig Harbor experience the waterfront.   With the update to the City of Gig Harbor’s Transportation Plan, the walking audit provides an opportunity to … read more

Walk At Your Own Risk: Sound Transit’s Future Rainier Station

Through our Sound Access for All campaign, we have been monitoring accessibility by people traveling by foot at future Sound Transit Link light rail stations throughout the region. This includes the future Rainier Station, which will be built within the I-90 right of way between 23rd Avenue South and Rainier Avenue South.     The Rainier Link light … read more

2014 IWALK Winners Continued

Announcing the IWALK CHALLENGE WINNERS 2014!   This is the second post announcing the winners of the Feet First IWALK Challenge! 107 schools across Washington hosted walk to school events during the month of October in 2014.  Following those schools were invited to submit descriptions of their walks to Feet First for a chance to … read more

Story from the Sole: Senator Marko Liias and the “Gateway Drug” to a Healthier Lifestyle

By: Leah Wyatt   Senator Marko Liias, who represents Washington State’s 21st legislative district, has been a longtime champion of walking as a means of transportation, which his political commitments to improving pedestrian infrastructure reflect. Roughly four years ago, however, he realized unhealthy habits he developed over time had contributed to significant weight gain. He … read more

Announcing the IWALK Challenge Winners of 2014!

Feet First extends its thanks to all the wonderful schools that submitted entries to the third annual Feet First IWALK Challenge.   If you have been following the Feet First IWALK Challenge, you know that 107 schools in Washington hosted walk-to-school events during International Walk to School Month this October. Following those events, schools were … read more

Story From the Sole – The East Howe Steps, “A Living Room for the Community”

By: Leah Wyatt   With our third annual Stairway Walks Day just around the corner on February 7th, it’s exciting to talk about projects underway to improve our current pedestrian thoroughfares.   A pedestrian route leading from the top of Capitol Hill down to Eastlake Avenue already exists, however the Lake Union Neighborhood Council envisioned … read more

Seattle’s Budget Needs to Prioritize for People

Feet First sent a letter to all nine Seattle City councilmembers letting them know that we are extremely concerned about the safety of the people who walk in Seattle. Whether a person’s trip takes them by car, bike, public transit, some part of their trip was done by foot.  More times than not, that trip … read more

Story From the Sole – Alejandra Diaz and the Walking School Bus

By: Leah Wyatt   Alejandra Diaz, who has lived in the Seattle area twelve years, first connected with Feet First at a Walking School Bus training held at Roxhill Elementary School, which Alejandra’s daughter attended at the time. Alejandra, who thought the Walking School Bus sounded like a fun idea to allow children and parents in … read more