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Seattle's Draft Pedestrian Master Plan - Presentation and Discussion

 

Location: Gould Court and Gould Hall 110

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 5:30 PM


5:30 – 6:00 pm Open House Meet and Greet
6:00 – 7:00 pm Plan Presentation and Discussion
Gould Court and Gould Hall Room 110
University of Washington, Seattle

UW students, staff, faculty, alumni, and local professionals are invited to meet with project staff to learn more about the plan, engage in discussion about its development, and provide feedback as part of the public comment period. Following a brief open house in Gould Court, Barbara Gray, AICP (SDOT project manager for the Pedestrian Master Plan and alumna of the College of the Built Environments) will provide an overview of the plan. For a discussion following the presentation, Barbara will be joined by Jennifer Wieland (SDOT project staff) and Amalia Leighton (project staff from SvR Design Company and alumna of the College of Engineering).

On Thursday, May 7, Mayor Greg Nickels will announce the release of Seattle’s draft Pedestrian Master Plan. The plan aims to establish Seattle as the most walkable city in the nation through its goals of safety, equity, vibrancy, and health. The plan looks at the needs of pedestrians of all ages across the city and helps to identify and prioritize projects in areas with the greatest need. The plan provides direction for City staff, private developers, and individual property owners, and it includes a range of information and tools for use in your community.

Seattle's Pedestrian Master Plan is a web-based plan, which will be available at http://www.seattle.gov/mostwalkablecity.htm. Now that a draft is complete, SDOT needs to hear from you. You are invited to review the plan and provide feedback through June 15.