Walking is the simplest and cheapest way to get around the city. With Seattle’s compact downtown core, most destinations are in close proximity and easily accessible on foot. Want to know how far you need to walk or how walkable your city is? Google Pedometer and Walk Score are great resources.
Seattle, King County and the Washington State DOT have web sites that encourage walking as a commuter choice. Each site provides walking maps, rules of the road, and safety information. Feet First is an advocacy organization that encourages walking and lists walkable communities. Check out their website for resources which help people take steps to live, shop, and work in a walkable community. Additionally, general information regarding walking is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.
Looking to avoid those notorious Seattle hills? Check out Metro’s Hill Climb Map.