General Permit Assistance

Like many other cities, Edmonds’ pedestrian infrastructure is lacking, outside the downtown core. The City is interested in identifying gaps and obstacles in the pedestrian network that impede walkability. The study area lies just outside the downtown core and contains important route between key destinations (two schools, a medical campus, parks, and three shopping nodes). The goal of the project is to analyze the relationship between the perception of the urban street environment and how it affects walking behavior.

The project will be the focus of the Participatory Action Research course (ANTH 454, 25 students) taught in Spring 2017 by Dr. Sean Bruna. The course teaches a methodology of researching, analyzing, and carrying out actions that directly benefits members of a community. Aside from cataloguing the state of pedestrian assets in the target area, the course will interact with citizens to understand the human factors that influence people’s decisions regarding walking.

The project results are posted here.

Permitting Contacts

Development Services Department
121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020

Phone: 425-771.0220
Fax: 425.771.0221

M, T, Th, F: 8am to 4:30pm
Wed 8:30am to Noon
The switchboard is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  425.771.0220


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