Record No: Res 31743    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 6/19/2017
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION approving the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Att A - Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan, 2. Att B - Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan Appendices, 3. Signed Resn_31743
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Mayor's Letter, 3. Presentation (4/18/17), 4. Amendment 1, 5. Affidavit of Publication
RESOLUTION __________________
A RESOLUTION approving the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan.
WHEREAS, walking, including movement by people using wheelchairs and other personal mobility devices, is the fastest growing mode of transportation used by Seattle residents; and
WHEREAS, pedestrian facilities and improvements should be developed to enable people of all ages to actively participate in public spaces and activities, and infrastructure should embody the principles of Age-Friendly Cities and Universal Design; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle's ("City") Comprehensive Plan establishes transportation goals and policies to develop a more vibrant City by creating streets and sidewalks that generate economic and social activity, adding to the City's overall health, prosperity, and happiness; and
WHEREAS, the Pedestrian Master Plan ("Plan") will provide for the needs of Seattle's neighborhoods, with the goal of improving the pedestrian environment for the City's diverse community of residents, workers, and visitors alike; and
WHEREAS, the Plan is intended to improve mobility conditions for all pedestrians, including people who rely upon wheelchairs and other mobility devices to get around, and people with visual or hearing impairments; and
WHEREAS, Plan implementation is an integral part of Mayor Murray's August 2016 commitment to become a more "Age Friendly Community," promoting safety, accessibility, and improved pedestrian mobility for seniors; and
WHEREAS, the vision for the Plan gives a clear aspiration for the City - that Seattle is the most walkable and accessible city in the nation, where walking will be a way of life, accessible to people of all ages and abilities, and possible throughout the City; and
WHEREAS, the 2014 Adopted Budget included funding to update the 2009 Plan to encourage people to walk for their own benefit, for the life of the City, and for the good of our natural environment; and
WHEREAS, Move Seattle, the Mayor'...

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