Welcome to the Edmonds Loop

Andy Cline, Craig Stewart, David Jaffe, Mayor Dave Earling, Keeley O’Connell, Janette Turner and Hank Turner at the start of the walk

Andy Cline, Craig Stewart, David Jaffe, Mayor Dave Earling, Keeley O’Connell, Janette Turner and Hank Turner at the start of the walk

The Edmonds Loop project took its first steps today to connect all of town on foot. Today’s inaugural walk was initiated by Celebrate Edmonds and included Mayor Earling and Swedish/Edmonds Chief Executive David Jaffe.

The goal of the Edmonds Loop project is to connect local areas via walking routes to bring together:

·        Edmonds waterfront,

·         downtown businesses,

·         neighborhoods,

·         Swedish/Edmonds hospital,

·         Edmonds Community College, and

·         branches into Mountlake Terrace, Brier, and Lynnwood.

The group walks around Civic Field.

The group walks around Civic Field.

“This is not about building new trails,” said Janette Turner, Celebrate Edmonds member, “but about capitalizing on our existing infrastructure to help residents and visitors enjoy our walkable community.”

Waterfront Coffee owner Victoria Balas, second from left, welcomes the walkers.

Waterfront Coffee owner Victoria Balas, second from left, welcomes the walkers.

Today’s inaugural walk was sponsored by My Edmonds News and Waterfront Coffee owners Victoria and Steve Balas, and led by Celebrate Edmonds members Janette Turner, Keeley O’Connell, Craig Stewart, David Jaffe, Andy Cline, and Tim Steen.

For more information on the Edmonds Loop project, contact info@CelebrateEdmonds.com.

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5 Comments

  1. How about a map of it? :)

  2. We have a number of Swedish and PREMERA folks walk/run along our street (215th SW). Generally the same groups who make their walk or run a routine during the day. Also there’s that kind of new real estate idea called the ‘walk score.’ It’s a measure of how much of one’s daily activities and needs are met via walking/biking. Given our score of 74, our neighborhood is considered ‘very walkable.’ However, the city of Edmonds is ‘car dependent’ so this initiative is important. Apparently, being ‘very walkable’ is a plus in real estate value.

  3. This is great news! Moving to Edmonds on 4/1 and really looking forward to walking all over.

    Great work! Keep it up.

  4. We have been doing this for years. Check the waterfront
    Gary Tissot

  5. Wonderful!

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