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Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan Update

Updated Pedestrian Master Plan Available for Public Review!




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A draft of the updated Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) is available now for public review. We are seeking comments on the document. This updated PMP will serve as the City's 20-year blueprint for making Seattle the most walkable and accessible city in the nation.

Give us your input! Explore the links below to read the Plan and let us know:

  • Did we focus on the right things - access to schools and transit?
  • Would you change any part of the proposed network? Why? What route would you choose instead?
  • Are there additional strategies we should consider?

To provide your feedback on the draft Plan, please email comments to by August 22, 2016. Feedback received during the public review period will be used to develop the Mayor's recommended Plan, which will be reviewed and adopted by City Council.

To download the full draft of the updated Pedestrian Master Plan, click here.

The full appendix to the draft PMP is available here.

About the Pedestrian Master Plan Update

The Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) is a long-term action plan to make Seattle the most walkable and accessible city in the nation. SDOT uses the PMP to prioritize pedestrian investments throughout the city including new sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and many other improvements that make it easier to walk in our neighborhoods. The Plan lays out the key strategies and actions that SDOT will use to achieve its vision of making Seattle the most walkable and accessible city in the nation, and it establishes the performance measures we will use to gauge our success.  

The PMP will:

  • Prioritize where we will build new sidewalks and walking paths
  • Identify intersections for potential crossing improvements
  • Outline the toolbox of options we will use to improve walkability and accessibility

The draft, updated PMP was developed with input from residents, business owners, and others from across Seattle. It is an update to the 2009 Pedestrian Master Plan. The PMP update included updating the data used to prioritize pedestrian improvements across the city, revising the Plan's toolbox of strategies, and establishing performance targets.
The 2009 PMP can be found here.

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Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board (SPAB) Presentations:

The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board (SPAB) is tasked to act as the primary advisory committee for the 2015 PMP Technical Update. SPAB meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month, are open to the public, and include opportunities to comment on topics concerning the Plan update and pedestrian issues in general. The PMP Technical Update team will meet with the SPAB throughout the course of the project, and the presentations given to the SPAB are shared below. Additional information on SPAB meeting dates, agendas, and minutes can be found here

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