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Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board looking for new members

If you’re someone who loves to walk everywhere, then the city wants you to apply for its Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board.

The goal is to help make walking safer and easier, and to increase the trips people make by walking instead of driving in a car. The volunteer board plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan, and also advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, and evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

Board members serve a two-year term with an opportunity to serve a second term. They are frequent walkers of a variety of ages, levels of mobility, and walks of life, and from areas throughout the city. Members must be Seattle residents, and may not be city employees. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall on Fifth Avenue between James and Cherry.

The pedestrian board members have articulated their vision: “We want Seattle to become a ‘walking city.’ People will walk in ever increasing numbers. We will want to walk; we will walk safely and with pleasure; we will walk for whatever reasons and at whatever times we choose. In Seattle, walking will be a way of life…”

If you’re interested, email a resume and cover letter by Dec. 17 to Brian Dougherty at brian.dougherty@seattle.gov. For more information, call him at 206-684-5124.

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