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I used to walk to work along Denny from Capitol Hill to Belltown, but gave up after Link opened because it was so terrible. twitter.com/typewriteralle… Retweeted by Walking in Seattle

A familiar logo is #crosswalkblocking me, after I couldn't continue on 9th anymore due to a closed sidewalk. Retweeted by Walking in Seattle

@TroyHeerwagen @knothead02 Funny how intersections where DOTs invest most in prioritizing cars over all else are worst intersections for everybody, incl people in cars Retweeted by Walking in Seattle

Be sure to sign this petition to support a more walkable Seattle. Let SDOT hear your voice. #GivePedsTheGreen twitter.com/seabikeblog/st… Retweeted by Walking in Seattle

@WalkingSeattle Yeah, maybe we could get @amazon, @seattledot, and other respective companies in the area to fix this crazy crazy... 🙂 It'd be rad! Retweeted by Walking in Seattle

Denny and Stewart, Seattle's worst intersection, is a place where crosswalks don't matter.

test Twitter Media - Denny and Stewart, Seattle's worst intersection, is a place where crosswalks don't matter. https://t.co/HrbvmPpQ7C

What is the Seattle's worst intersection of 2017? The people chose Denny and Stewart, @WalkingSeattle says: theurbanist.org/2017/06/15/201… Retweeted by Walking in Seattle

SDOT shares goal of having a draft revised policy that would help #GivePedstheGreen by end of year. @SeattlePed offers to help.

SDOT says MLK should be re-timed by the end of the year. However, timing for Mercer is "ongoing", with a goal for stable state by Aug #SPAB

SDOT explaining that ADA requires push buttons to be installed at new construction and new intersections #SPAB

.@UrbanistOrg is currently surveying Seattle's worst intersections. One choice-Denny and Stewart theurbanist.org/2017/05/25/vot… This is from 1971: Retweeted by Walking in Seattle

@typewriteralley We'd need to use a March-madness-sized bracket. Actually, probably two.

Driver struck and killed woman walking in Belltown crosswalk - will he be charged? seattletimes.com/seattle-news/w…

Seattle Can Be A More Walkable City "I think we’re up for the job" theurbanist.org/2017/05/08/sea… via @UrbanistOrg

Why Seattle will never be a walkable city: "How have we come to expect and accept so little?" crosscut.com/2017/05/why-se… via @Crosscut

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Walking in Seattle slowdown

We’ve had quite a slow period here recently at Walking in Seattle and I’m just writing to formalize that a little bit.

When I started the blog at the beginning of 2010, it filled a niche as a local source of information for pedestrians. We started by focusing on local walking routes, started linking to local pedestrian news, and then slowed down on that as we did more original reporting and editorializing.

360 posts later, I just have a lot less to say, and it seems that the voice of this blog is fairly well represented by other sources out there. Seattle Bike Blog, Seattle Transit Blog, Feet First’s blog, and SDOT Blog are my go-to places for information, opinions, events, and analysis.

We’ll see if I regain the passion I had for blogging, but for now I’ll say thanks to those who have read or commented, and enjoy the final days of summer walking in Seattle.

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Added more walking resources

Check out the resources tab at the top of the page for more walking resources. We’ve recently added links to more walking maps and walking routes, as well as SDOT contact information. There are also links to general walking information, pedestrian organizations, and walking books.

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Contributors Welcome

Since Walking in Seattle was started in January of 2010, we’ve averaged about 4.5 new posts per week. That may slow down a little bit as I will have some other obligations over the next few months, like visitors, travel, and more work than normal at the job that I get paid for doing. Others are welcome to contribute to the blog to help keep up the pace.

One relatively easy thing that could be done is to link to and analyze pedestrian news from other sites. There is also an opportunity to do original reporting, which could be a good unpaid opportunity for any journalism student, or anyone who may want to give it a try. Thoughtful and considerate editorials and commentaries may also be welcome.

Feel free to send this link on to others who may be interested. If you want to contribute or have questions, please fill out our contact form.

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New home: WalkinginSeattle.org

We’ve moved to a new domain: WalkinginSeattle.org. Old links should continue to work and feed subscribers shouldn’t notice any changes (hopefully).

Mobile browsers can go to m.WalkinginSeattle.org.

Update: The mobile site isn’t working at the moment...

Update: Ok, the mobile site is working

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Walking in Seattle now formatted for mobile devices

If you are using a mobile phone, you can now navigate to WiS.troyh.us to view a mobile version of Walking in Seattle. You can also continue using the same link you’ve always used and the mobile theme should detect whether you’re using a mobile device. If the theme auto-detects incorrectly, you can scroll to the very bottom and click the link to switch which theme you prefer.

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Share links and follow us on Twitter

To go along with the new look unveiled last weekend, we’ve also added a Share/Save button to the bottom of each post to allow you to easily bookmark, tweet, or like any blog post.

Additionally, Walking in Seattle is now tweeting new posts on Twitter @WalkingSeattle.

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New Look

We’ve had a generic WordPress theme for long enough – it’s time Walking in Seattle has a look to call its own. With a custom header image and vivid color scheme, hopefully this makes your browsing experience more pleasant.

How do you like the new look?

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If you find any bugs or quirks with the theme, or have any thoughts, leave a comment.

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The longest walk

What is the farthest you've ever walked in Seattle?

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Just returned to Seattle

I was out of town for the past week visiting family and just got back, so I wasn’t able to walk somewhere in Seattle and share another walking route here.

Now that I’m back, I’m even more thankful for the walkable neighborhoods and pleasant nature trails that Seattle has to offer. While there are myriad ways in which Seattle could become more walker-friendly, it’s still a more pleasant place to walk than many parts of the country.

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