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Free Event: Walking Conversations for Healthy Communities

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Meet up Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, with Feet First and Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors for free, guided walks through Fremont, Queen Anne, Pioneer Square, Bradner Gardens, Beacon Hill, West Seattle, Central District, Ballard, Fauntleroy, Rainier Beach, the International District, the Arboretum, Interaken and Volunteer Park, and Edmonds. Click here for details.

Think of this as a neighborhood brainstorm a la pied; the idea is for walkers to talk with each other about what's meaningful to them in the places they live and work.

Conversation topics are as varied as the people taking part,  from art and architecture to potholes and shortcuts and from video surveillance to the urban forest, organizers say. Anything goes--especially if it helps you and others better understand our cities and neighborhoods as places and spaces.

The local walks were inspired by Jane's Walks, created in 2007 in Toronto by friends of the urban thinker Jane Jacobs. The annual series of free, volunteer-led urban walks has grown from 27 to over 600, from Calgary to Canberra and Sao Paulo to Ljubljana.

Learn more at feetfirst.org/events.


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