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

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   With ballots for the 2014 general election hitting voters’ mailbox this past week, Feet First has published a voters guide to where candidates stand on walkable communities.   Seattle has been ranked the eight best city in the United States on Zillow’s Trick-or-Treat index, which rates communities by … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   Seattle is the safest city for pedestrians in the United States, according to a study by Liberty Mutual Insurance. In a city where more than 100,000 people travel by foot or mass transit each day, Liberty Mutual credited a range of initiatives for keeping Seattle’s pedestrian deaths under … read more

Washington Schools to promote health and safety through IWALK Challenge

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Over 100 Washington schools join thousands of schools worldwide in celebrating International Walk to School Month The month of October is International Walk to School Month, also known as “IWALK.” Every year, tens of thousands of schools around the country and world celebrate IWALK by organizing events to encourage more students and families to walk to … read more

Where Candidates Stand On Walkable Communities

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With ballots for the 2014 elections starting to hit voters’ mailboxes, Feet First asked candidates around the state for answers to questions about issues facing people walking specific to their community.   We queried State House and Senate candidates across Washington. Their answers have been posted for Feet First supporters and the broader community to read and share.   With issues such … read more

IWALK CHALLENGE CELEBRITY PANEL OF JUDGES

International Walk to School Day touches on so many important issues: health, education, safety, transportation and environment, to mention a few. In convening our Celebrity Panel of Judges, Feet First sought prominent Washingtonians whose work aligns them to the heart and soul of IWALK. We send a big THANK YOU to these three individuals who, together, take on … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   SDOT has launched a Safe Routes to School outreach campaign, which coincides with International Walk to School Month and Feet First’s IWALKChallenge, to remind everyone to look out for each other and keep kids safe in school zones.   Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk participants raised more than … read more

WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Drew DeVitis   Local   Park(ing) Day, the annual celebration of pop-up park installations, featured more than 50 temporary parks in neighborhoods all throughout Seattle. Captiol Hill, for instance, had six parklets in the neighborhood, including one that was showing free Couch Fest short films and another that offered free bike tune-ups.   … 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, 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