Our History

In 1995, a group of transportation activists founded Feet First with a goal of promoting walking and the rights and interests of pedestrians in the Puget Sound region. Six years later, Feet First became an official 501(c)3 nonprofit, which fueled our growth and the start of several programs including the Safe Routes to School program and our Walking Audits. In 2007, a statewide Safe Routes to School Conference enabled Feet First to advocate for pedestrians across Washington State. Throughout the early 2010s, we established the Walk & Talk program, the Neighborhood Ambassador program, the Walkable Washington program, and the Sound Access for All advocacy efforts. Today, Feet First continues to make impacts through new programs such as the Walk With Ease and Statewide Advocacy Network. At a time where environmental, health, and equity needs are more important than ever, Feet First will continue to fight for a more walkable future for every Washingtonians.


Thank you for your donation!

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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