[nfbwatlk] Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan

Mike Sivill mike.sivill at viewplus.com
Mon Apr 20 17:01:32 UTC 2009

This is great.  I hope they consider how many businesses plan their
buildings to be located in the middle of a parking lot with no sidewalks
leading from the main street to their front doors, forcing pedestrians to
walk through the dangerous parking lots. 
Mike Sivill
Corvallis, OR
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      Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan

      Improve your health in 2009: Take a walk

      New research illustrates the health benefits of regular walking,
biking, or taking public transportation to work, school, or shopping. So why
not save yourself a few dollars on gas and improve your health at the same
time? Take a walk.in your neighborhood, or in a new neighborhood. A variety
of walking maps are available here.

      Stay tuned for the release of the Pedestrian Master Plan. Join the
listserv to receive updates on the launch of the plan and the public comment

      Plan Overview 

      Walking is the oldest and most efficient, affordable, and
environmentally-friendly form of transportation there is-it's how transit
riders eventually reach their destinations, and it's the primary way that
neighbors get to know one another and begin to build strong communities.
Nearly everyone, for at least some portion of every day, is a pedestrian.
That is why the City of Seattle is developing a Pedestrian Master Plan to
make Seattle the most walkable city in the nation. 

      Goals of the Plan 

      The Pedestrian Master Plan strives to make Seattle the most walkable
city in the nation. In order to do this, the project team and advisory group
will identify actions, projects, and programs to achieve the following

      . SAFETY: Reduce the number and severity of crashes involving

      . EQUITY: Make Seattle a more walkable city for all through equity in
public engagement, service delivery, accessibility, and capital investments 

      . VIBRANCY: Develop a pedestrian environment that sustains healthy
communities and supports a vibrant economy 

      . HEALTH: Raise awareness of the important role of walking in
promoting health and preventing disease 

      Along with other transportation agencies and City departments, SDOT is
involving public health experts, law enforcement representatives, issue
advocates, community advisors, environmental leaders, and the general public
to incorporate the best practices, most current research, and innovative
design strategies into the Pedestrian Master Plan. Seattle's Pedestrian
Master Plan will define the actions needed to make Seattle the most walkable
city in the nation. 

      SDOT Project Contacts

      For more information about the Pedestrian Master Plan, you may contact
Barbara Gray, SDOT Project Manager, at barbara.gray at seattle.gov or by phone
at 206-615-0872 or Jennifer Wieland, SDOT Project Staff, at
jennifer.wieland at seattle.gov or by phone at 206-733-9970. 


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