Pedestrian Advisory Board Seeks New Members

The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for new members to make Seattle a better place to walk. 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 6:00 to 8:00 pmat City Hall on Fifth Avenue between James and Cherry.

Mayor McGinn and City Council are committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and commissions. Women, youth, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, and persons of color are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest by email by December 17 to Brian Dougherty at

For more information, call Brian Dougherty at 206-684-5124, or send e-mail to

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…”