Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members

The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is now accepting applications for new members 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 SDOT.

The board is currently looking for candidates to fill three positions. 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 can not be city employees.

The board meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall on 5th Ave between James and Cherry streets.

“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,”says Devor Barton, recent chair and current board member of the Pedestrian Advisory Board.

Interested Seattleites should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by January 5, 2015 to Howard Wu at

To find out more information about the application call Howard Wu at (206) 684-3902, or e-mail the address above.

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