The Walkable Washington program grew out of the Feet First Cities Program. It showcases exceptional pedestrian-oriented improvements, community groups and outreach programs; maintains a statewide network for key contacts and stakeholders including an annual symposium; and provides assistance with Safe Routes to School, walking audits and other educational activities and programs.
The first Walkable Washington Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 3, 9:00 am 1:00 pm; in preparation for that event we will be highlighting projects around Washington which have enhanced walkability.
Olympia Neighborhood Pathways
A new city program begun in 2013, Olympia’s Neighborhood Pathways Program gives grants to neighborhood associations to create pedestrian and bicycle paths in their neighborhood. The program’s mission is to construct non-motorized routes that connect to parks, streets, schools and other services where it is needed most. Three pathway projects were carried out in 2013 and applications are currently being accepted for the 2014 funding round.