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


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

Meet the Seattle Safe Routes to School Partnership

Announcing a new collaboration between old friends.   In 2014, the Seattle Department of Transportation announced a request for proposals for a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant project with four Seattle Schools. Rather than compete for the contract, several local stakeholders decided to join together on the bid, and so the Seattle Safe Routes to School Partnership was born. … read more

Third Annual Stairway Walks Day Climbs to Success

On the morning of Saturday, February 7, nearly 100 participants across Seattle neighborhoods participated in Feet First’s Third Annual Stairway Walks Day. This unique event featured thirteen distinct walks from Jake and Cathy Jaramillo’s outstanding guidebook, Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods.   From the quiet, wooded Ravenna Park ravine to the bustling streets … read more

Central Area Neighborhood Greenway installation begins week of Feb 23

Central Area Neighborhood Greenway installation begins week of February 23   SEATTLE –The Seattle Department of Transportation will begin construction the week of Feb. 23on Phase 1 of the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway, in time for completion this spring. Phase 1 will run between South Jackson and East John streets along 25th Avenue, 22nd Avenue, … read more

Stairway Spring Cleaning Day

Join us Saturday, April 25 for Stairway Spring Cleaning Day to help keep your neighborhood  walkable and honor Seattle’s stairway legacy. Jake and Cathy Jaramillo, authors of Seattle Stairway Walks, in conjunction with Feet First, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and the City of Seattle, are organizing a city-wide cleaning of public stairways. This first-ever stairway spring cleaning … read more

Feet First is Hiring a Team Leader

Team Leader   Feet First has been commissioned by King County Metro in partnership with Steer Davies Gleave to manage an exciting new In Motion Travel Conversation Campaign. The project’s intent is to engage with the public and encourage people to travel in a more sustainable way, by offering tailored advice and information to help … read more

Feet First is Hiring Travel Advisors

Travel Advisor   Feet First has been commissioned by King County Metro in partnership with Steer Davies Gleave to manage an exciting new In Motion Travel Conversation Campaign.   Travel Advisor Job Purpose: We are recruiting a team of Travel Advisors who will visit residents at their doorsteps over a ten week period in the … read more

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