On Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:00 am to 12:00pm, join Feet First for Stairway Walks Day. This event features fifteen simultaneous walks across the region to celebrate our valuable legacy of 650 publicly accessible stairways.
The stairs, many of them more than 100 years old, form a network of “scenic byways” for neighborhood discovery – a priceless asset for outdoor fun, fitness and health. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s new book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods. The book is intended to help urban adventurers discover and appreciate the beautiful greenspaces, history, art and architecture that make up the vivid fabric of our neighborhoods.
Urban explorers are invited to join one of fifteen free, guided neighborhood walks featuring outdoor stairways in the following Seattle neighborhoods: Fremont, Golden Gardens, Maple Leaf, Madrona, Eastlake and North Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Downtown, West Seattle, and Rainier Beach. Outside of Seattle, Stairway Walks Day will occur in Burien, Bellevue, and Mercer Island.
According to author and Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Cathy Jaramillo, “Stairways are truly the scenic byways to neighborhoods, and we’re always curious about what’s at the top – or the bottom. They get you to, and between, places you’d probably never know about otherwise. We’re excited about celebrating them with so many people on Stairway Walks Day!”
Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “Stairways provide a great way to exercise and improve health and get to know a neighborhood. Stairway Walks Day encourages people to explore the Puget Sound region’s unique and beautiful neighborhoods by walking.”
For more information about Stairway Walks Day, please contact Darcy Edmunds by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 206-652-2310, ext. 5. Please RSVP in advSpace is limited to 20 people per walk. Please RSVP in advance at www.feetfirst.org or www.stairwaywalksday.brownpapertickets.com.
More about Feet First – Since 2001, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.
Darcy Edmunds,Volunteer Coordinator,Feet First,314 1st Avenue South,Seattle, WA 98104
Join the call for safer, more walkable communities by signing on to become one of your Neighborhood’s Walking Ambassadors!