Tag Archive for 'blog'

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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Feet First blog fills current gap in local walking news

While we’ve been going through a bit of a slow stretch here at Walking in Seattle, Feet First’s new blog has been providing regular reports for pedestrians.

In addition to a weekly “walk around the news”, they have reports on Feet First events, reported on the crosswalk construction at Aurora & 130th, and wrote a commentary on the 520 bridge construction.

Meanwhile, we’re working on an analysis of pedestrian safety statistics as well as looking into opportunities to help pedestrians better organize, and hope to return to more regular blogging soon.

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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.

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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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