By UW Sustainability | Jan 4, 2016

Seattle wants your perspective on how to improve the pedestrian experience in the city. The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is now accepting applications for several 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 the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

The board is looking for people to fill at least four positions. Board members must be Seattle residents (and not City of Seattle employees) and represent a variety of ages, levels of mobility, walks of life and areas in the city. 

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.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City's boards and commissions. Women, young persons, seniors, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, immigrants, and refugees are encouraged to apply.  Interested Seattleites should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by January 25, 2016 to:  Howard Wu at

For more information, email Howard Wu at the address above.

Seattle's press release (PDF)