Explore and Celebrate Local Communities On Foot with Jane’s Walks
On May 2 and 3, join Feet First for Jane’s Walks, a series of 16 free community walks across the Puget Sound Region, exploring the diverse makeup of our neighborhoods. Jane’s Walk celebrates the legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs, who championed walkable neighborhoods, urban literacy, and cities planned for and by people. This event, celebrated by over 100 cities across the globe, creates a space for residents to talk about what matters to them in the places they live, work, and play.
Jane’s Walks build community by getting people together to have a walking conversation about their neighborhood and how people use cities, said Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn. Jane Jacobs believed that ˜cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody,’ and Jane’s Walks provide an opportunity for everyone to participate in the discussion.
WHAT: Jane’s Walk is an annual celebration of Jane Jacobs’ legacy through free neighborhood walking tours held around the world on the first weekend of May. This event is coordinated in the Puget Sound region by Feet First, a nonprofit organization working to ensure all communities in Washington are walkable.
WHEN: Various times in the morning and afternoon on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3
See http://www.meetup.com/Feet-First-Walks/events/ for the event schedule.
WHERE: Sixteen free walks spread throughout several Seattle neighborhoods. For more information check out the Jane’s Walk 2015 Lineup: http://www.meetup.com/Feet-First-Walks/events/
WHY: Through the simple act of walking together and discussing what makes a neighborhood, Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into strong and resourceful communities.