If traveling by foot is your favorite mode of transportation, the city needs you! Queen Anne is very walkable, but regular pedestrians know that there are missing crosswalks, uneven sidewalks, and steep curbs to navigate as you make your way around the neighborhood. Our own Queen Anne Greenways community group has made great strides (pun intended) such as the crossing light at Queen Anne Ave N and Highland Drive – but you can also help via the Seattle Pedestrian Board.
The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board, a volunteer group with the goal of making “walking in Seattle safer, easier and more attractive”. The Seattle City Council created the board in 1993 and it plays “an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan”.
The Seattle Pedestrian Board advises the Mayor and City Council on pedestrian issues, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including SDOT.
Board members serve a two-year term, with a potential second term. The board ideally includes people of all ages and mobility levels from across Seattle who frequently walk or travel via wheelchair or other mobility device. Members must be Seattle residents, and may not be city employees.
If you’re interested in applying for the board, submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest via email to Howard Wu by 5pm on January 6, 2014.