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Walk & Talk in Capitol Hill with Sally Clark

Sally Clark (recently interviewed by Walking in Seattle) will be leading a walk through Capitol Hill as part of Feet First‘s quarterly Walk & Talk series. The walk will stop at three places in the neighborhood to highlight recent changes that have made the area more walkable. The livability enhancements featured include green space, multi-modal investments, and mixed use and compact development.

The walk starts at 5:30 on Tuesday, March 24 at the Odd Fellows Building (entry to the right of the Odd Fellows Cafe) at 1525 10th Avenue. Tickets can be purchased online for $7 for members and $10 for non-members online – the cost is higher if purchased the day of the walk.

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A reception will follow at the Baltic Room at 1207 Pine St.


SDOT phone numbers

Feet First has created several Neighborhoods on Foot maps for exploring different areas on foot. I picked up one of these maps a few weeks ago and found that it also includes a list of relevant SDOT phone numbers:

  • General information: 684-ROAD
  • Sidewalk issues: 684-5102
  • Drainage problems: 684-7506
  • Design/code compliance: 615-0808
  • Curb ramp requests / crosswalk repainting: 684-5377
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian Program: 684-7583
  • Bus stop maintenance: 553-3060
  • Speed watch program: 684-0813
  • Graffiti removal: 684-7587
  • Private property overgrowth: 615-0808
  • Vehicle blocking walking path: 625-5011

Put these numbers in your phone so that you’ll know who to call next time you have a question or find a problem while walking.


Livable Streets workshop

Feet First will be sharing the results of their walking audit near UW along with Seattle Children’s.

Feet First is coordinating a walking audit of the area on Saturday, Nov. 6th and will be sharing results of the audit at the workshop. Come and share your thoughts about how to make the area more walkable. To join the walking audit email info@feetfirst.info or call 206-652-2310.

Attend the Livable Streets workshop and help identify potential projects including:

  • Bike and Pedestrian improvements, like better access to the Burke Gilman Trail and other ways to improve local streets so people of all ages and abilities feel safe biking and walking;
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems using technology to give drivers more information; and
  • Corridor improvements increasing safety for all users.

People of all ages are invited to participate. The workshop will have lots of kid-friendly activities, including:

  • Free bike helmets with complimentary fitting
  • Bicycle safety and fun workshop – Kids, bring your bike!
  • Learn how to be a safe and smart pedestrian

Saturday, November 13, 2010
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gould Hall, University of Washington
3949 15th Ave NE
224 Gould Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-5726

Click here for a map and directions

RSVP: LivableStreets@seattlechildrens.org


Neighborhood Walk & Talk this Saturday

Feet First is conducting a neighborhood walk & talk this Saturday in Laurelhurst

We’ll provide the maps, clipboards and cameras all you need to bring are your ideas. You are only limited by your own creativity!

Seattle Children’s Hospital has designated $2 million towards bike and pedestrian projects; it’s your turn to weigh in on the projects and ideas. This is a family event…all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend this audit.

This two-hour walk and talk from 10am to 12pm will explore proposed new pedestrian signals that are designed to make it easier to access the Burke-Gilman.

We’ll take a look at necessary signage to go by foot easier and physical to around Seattle Children’s and new curb ramp improvements. We’ll also take a look at the new configuration to reduce the number of crashes at 25th and Blakeley Street.

Your pictures, ideas, recommendations will be shared at the Livable Streets Workshop on November 13th. More details about that event here.

Neighborhood Walk & Talk
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Meet at the “Giraffe” Entrance at Seattle Children’s at 4800 Sand Point Way NE

If you would like to be a part of this Walk & Talk, please contact:

Lisa Quinn
Feet First


Walk & Talk with Nick Licata in Yesler Terrace

Feet First is hosting another Walk & Talk, this time with council member Nick Licata in the neighborhood of Yesler Terrace.

Community leaders will lead a short walk, stopping at three locations to illustrate Yesler Terrace’s future redevelopment opportunities, specifically with regard to walkability, connectivity and access to area amenities.

Feet First Walk & Talk events are designed to showcase area redevelopment that incorporates features to promote walking and to make people more aware of the importance of walkable communities.

Walk & Talk participants will have the unique opportunity to learn how the Yesler Terrace neighborhood will be transformed into a more walkable and livable area. The walk will end with a reception.

Tickets are $10 for members or $15 for non-members. Sign-in begins this Tuesday at 5 pm at the Yesler Community Center at 917 E Yesler Way and the walk will last from 5:30 to 6:30 with a reception afterward.