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Kirkland Crosswalk Initiative nominated for state award

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The 2013 Crosswalk Initiative has been nominated as a leading project in Washington State dedicated to pedestrian accessibility.

Three innovation award winners will be highlighted at the first Annual Walkable Washington Symposium and Award Ceremony on April 3. The half-day symposium, organized by Feet First, is anticipated to bring over 100 city leaders, planners, engineers, educators and advocates to address the importance of walkable communities for health, safety, and economic vitality.

Keynote speaker Chuck Wolfe, author of Urbanism Without Effort, will present Innovation Awards to cities and organizations whose projects create and support livable and walkable communities. The morning will include sessions on Planning, Collaboration and Design, moderated by Mark Hinshaw, FAIA Director of Urban Design with LMN Architects and Community Engagement and Education, moderated by Charlotte Claybrooke, Wash. State Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Coordinator.

“This is Washington’s only symposium to address the importance of walkable communities for health, safety, and economic vitality,” said Lisa Quinn, Feet First’s executive director. “We are very excited to recognize and support the many exemplary projects and programs across the state.”

The Walkable Washington Symposium will be held at Pike Place Market’s Elliott Bay Room. Following the symposium, participants may join a walking tour of Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://walkablewashington.bpt.me for $60.

American Institute for Certified Planners are eligible to earn 2.5 CM credits.

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