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Walk & Talk – A Great Example from Seattle

July 17, 2010

America Walks member group Feet First hosted a quarterly Walk & Talk from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, an event designed to make people more aware of the importance of promoting walkable communities.  During this Walk & Talk, Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw shared her thoughts about public space plans for the Seattle waterfront area. 

Over 50 Walk & Talk participants enjoyed walking approximately 1.5 miles along the waterfront to Pioneer Square, with short stop at Mithun an architecture firm. Todd Mitchell, a Walk & Talk participant and University of Washington employee shared his experience, “I thought the Walk and Talk last night was really good: the councilmember, engineer, and architects spoke clearly, without jargon, and spoke about where we are going in the future.”  The walk finished with reception at the Feet First office with refreshments and the unveiling of Feet First’s new website.   

For more information about the Walk & Talk event, contact Feet First by emailing info(at)feetfirst(dot)info or calling 206-652-2310. The next Walk & Talk will take place on August 31, from 6pm-8pm in West Seattle, discussing new transit orientated development and walkablity ending with a reception at a local urban farm.

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Since 2001, Feet First the region’s only pedestrian advocacy organization has worked to create walkable communities through its Safe Routes to School program, walking maps, wayfinding and unique community engagement process.