Pedestrian Programs

Walking is the oldest and most efficient, affordable, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation.  Nearly everyone at some point in the day is a pedestrian. Walking or rolling is how people taking transit reach their eventual destinations, how people driving get from the parking lot to the front door, how people moving packages get from the curb to their delivery point, and how people bicycling get from the bike rack to the business. Walking is about more than transportation. As pedestrians, we meet new neighbors, explore treasured places, improve our bodies and minds, and support our local businesses.

For young people, walking affords a sense of independence. For seniors, walking is an effective means to stay physically and socially active. In addition, people living with disabilities may be more likely to be pedestrians, as some physical limitations make driving difficult. Our definition of walking includes mobility for all people-people of any age, people who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices, and people with visual, hearing, or other impairments.

As a City, we want people to walk safely and with pleasure in ever-increasing numbers through a variety of city-led programs as well as ways for communities to advance their mobility and place keeping goals. 


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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