Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board: Let’s get Seattle walking

posted Oct 13, 2014, 2:58 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 3:01 PM by CBF ]

City of Seattle Edward B. Murray, Mayor

Department of Transportation

Scott Kubly, Acting Director

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2014

Contact: Richard Sheridan 206.684.8540

Let’s get Seattle walking

Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members

SEATTLE—The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for a new member to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier. The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

Currently we are looking for a candidate to fill one vacant position and serve out the remaining period of this term, through April 1, 2015. This board member will then have the opportunity to be reappointed to a full two-year term, with the potential to serve a second full two-year term. Board members 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 board meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall on Fifth Avenue between James and Cherry streets.

According to Devor Barton, recent chair and current board member of the Pedestrian Advisory Board, "A walkable community benefits everyone, and offers more advantages than any other form of transportation. Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board members work to make our community healthier, our streets safer, and our neighborhoods more livable."

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City's boards and commissions. Women, young persons, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. Interested Seattleites should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by October 27, 2014 to: Howard Wu at

For more information, call Howard Wu at (206) 684-3902, or send e-mail to the address above.

Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Avenue Suite 3800 PO Box 34996

Seattle, Washington 98124-4996

Tel (206) 684-ROAD / (206) 684-5000 Fax: (206) 684-5180 Hearing Impaired use the Washington Relay Service (7-1-1)