A number of good quality links to share:
- The PI publishes 11 Seattle intersections bad for pedestrians based on collision data.
- Feet First is hosting a free Walk & Talk in the U District with Councilmember Tim Burgess. “The walk will stop at six locations to discuss the future plans for the neighborhood and how walking plays an important role in how people connect with where they live, work and play. Learn how the community, City, and University are planning for a more walkable neighborhood.” The event is Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 5:30pm-7:30pm starting at UW Tower.
- Feet First is also starting “West Seattle walks” with a series of walks in October.
- A tribute to pedestrian advocate Richard Dyksterhuis, who led the effort that led to the city starting the Linden Avenue North complete streets project.
- WalkScore has created a new iPhone app, which includes features to audit walking routes and identify trouble spots, share your local expertise, highlight those hidden gems, and create neighborhood tours. Check out WalkScores blog entries, which feature quotes and stories about folks and organizations in the Seattle area.
- Mayor McGinn has anounced his proposed transportation budget, which includes studies for improvements to transportation across the ship canal, investment into Safe Routes to School projects, and improvements to 3rd Avenue downtown.
- SDOT is working on sidewalk improvements to the south side of South Orcas Street between 28th Avenue South and 32nd Avenue South in Southeast Seattle, with work scheduled to be complete by October 31.