September 23

SDOT's new maps made for walking

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We all know that Wallingford is a very walkable neighborhood, and we’ve got the WalkScore to prove it. To give you even more data about walking in the neighborhood, the Seattle Department of Transportation has released a map that was designed to help locals and visitors choose a walking route that best suits their interests and fitness levels.

All of the routes on the map have been labeled with the approximate amount of time in minutes that it will take to walk each segment. These estimates do not account for the steepness of the street or an individual’s physical condition, so some routes may take more or less time than suggested. Streets with a steeper grade have been colored yellow on the map, to avoid or raise your heartrate.

The routes identified on the map come from a variety of sources, including The Feet First walking advocacy organization, King County, and SDOT and includes routes that follow sidewalks, shoulders on quiet streets, and park trails.

This new series of city walking maps divides Seattle into three sections: north, central, and south. Adjoining sections of the map include a limited amount of overlap, should the selected route cross from one section to another. You can download .pdfs for each area or order printed copies of the maps here.

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