Seattle’s City Council approved a set of recommendations Monday designed to reshape Seattle for pedestrians and improve walking conditions across the city. The Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan can be reviewed in its entirety here .
The plan calls for up to $15 million per year to be spent on pedestrian improvements in Seattle including adding sidewalks in areas of the city where there are none, repairing old sidewalks, optimizing intersections for pedestrian use and creating public spaces that encourage walking. How much money will be dedicated in the next year to execute the plan remains to be seen. The city’s budget process kicks back into action later this week when the Mayor’s Office releases its spending proposal for 2010. (more)