Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36UrbanStreets Seattle | 5 W alking throughout our picturesque city allows peekaboo views of dramatic Mt. Rainier, the Olym- pic and Cascade mountain ranges, and the iconic panorama of the Space Needle and downtown’s skyline. Use two feet or two wheels to explore our diverse, vibrant neigh- borhoods and parks. UrbanStreets Seattle Magazine celebrates our city, where walking is accessible, convenient, fun and healthy. Seattle is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s safest and most accessible cities for walking and cycling. Granted, the tough, hilly geography and busy streets can be intimidating, especial- ly for children, people with disabilities and older residents. So, we have plans to create more walking-friendly neighbor- hoods throughout more of the city. The Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) is our blueprint for making these types of pedestrian investments over the next 20 years. Based on public feedback, the PMP especial- ly focuses on creating safer walking routes (crosswalks and other safety features) near schools and frequent transit stops. The resulting network will provide key connections within neighborhoods and a safer environment for people to enjoy walking to a healthier lifestyle. Read more about all the great things Seattle has planned, as well as the fun things you can do when walking or biking around our city, in this issue. For example, see how convenient it is to combine transit with biking for transportation using the new Link light rail (page 6) and for recreation (page 18). Bring the family along on bikes because it is easier than you think (page 14), and then bike-ferry-bike-camp with the kids for a magical escape (page 10). And there is no better way to discover Seattle’s hidden gems than by foot (page 23). I hope you enjoy this edition of UrbanStreets Seattle and I encourage you to explore our city this summer. IAN MACEK Transportation Planner Seattle Department of Transportation Greetings from UrbanStreets Seattle! Welcome seattle.gov/transportation 206-684-ROAD Seattle Department of Transportation Facebook.com/SeattleDOT @SeattleDOT SDOTblog.seattle.gov Have comments or suggestions for future UrbanStreets Seattle magazine issues? Email walkandbike@seattle.gov. Welcome Letter SEATTLE S2016 SWFIN.indd 2 7/29/16 10:22 AM