Since 2001, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment. Our efforts have helped make more communities throughout Washington safe for walking.

Our Mission

Feet First strives to make walking safe, accessible, and enjoyable for all Washingtonians.

Our Vision

We envision a future where all Washingtonians in urban areas, rural areas, and everywhere in between can and do walk or roll for transportation, exercise, and fun. We also envision that Washington will have a strong cohort of leadership continuously advocating for walking and rolling as an essential right for the health and well-being of all.

How we create change

Feet First create change by:
  • Empowering communities across the state to promote walking and pedestrian infrastructure
  • Educating the public, professionals, and policymakers about the rights and needs of pedestrians of all abilities
  • Advocating for policies and projects that improve pedestrian safety and accessibility
  • Encouraging more people to walk and share the joy of walking

What we believe

We believe that:
  • Every individual and community should enjoy the benefits of walking and walkable places
  • Being and feeling safe on our streets is a basic human right
  • Walking is the quintessential climate-friendly transportation mode
  • Suburban and rural communities can be walkable too

Our Committees

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee is a subcommittee of the Board of Directors charged with the organization’s policy and advocacy work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Proposing policies and actions to strategically advance Feet First’s mission and working with the Board for adoption
  • Tracking and discussing policies and actions proposed by others to identify coherence with our mission and potential for our support
  • Engaging with advocates, municipalities, and elected officials.
  • Supporting the work of other Feet First programs or campaigns where it intersects with the work of this committee

Development Committee

Funding and financial resources are critical in supporting Feet First’s initiatives, goals, and operations. The Development Committee is focused on supporting the fund-raising efforts of Feet First.

Specifically, roles of the members of this Committee include:

  • Create and execute an annual fundraising plan with financial goals (e.g. grants, donations, sponsorships)
  • Support Feet First in its execution of all major fundraising initiatives. Explore opportunities for additional and diversified revenue sources
  • Supporting the work of other Feet First programs or campaigns where it intersects with the work of this committee

Thank you for your donation!

Feet First utilizes NetworkForGood.com to process donations.

Your donation will help us to:

put on neighborhood walks and provide walking resources

raise awareness throughout Washington about the benefits of walkable communities and rights of the pedestrians

host events and programs focused on improving walkability