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.
Redmond Central Connector
The Redmond Central Connector project began in 2013, a vital part of a multi-modal transportation corridor which will link downtown Redmond with the wider region. Integrated art, lighting, and landscaping along urban plazas provide opportunities for community gathering and events along the first mile of paved trail, which also knits together over 60 miles of the East Lake Sammamish and Sammamish River Trails. Together, these enhancements will create a destination within the City where people come to gather, shop, and experience the City’s culture, and a desirable place for new commercial and residential development.
A full overview of the Redmond Central Connector is available here (pdf).