You may already know that the Seattle neighborhood of Beacon Hill is known for its restaurants, live music and kids activities, but you might not know of their commitment to keeping their children active and outside. Information on how this is accomplished can be seen in Beacon Hill’s recent Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation Plan.
Most recently, Washington ASLA (WASLA) chapter members are participating in a new initiative and service project through a partnership with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program. These two groups have worked together for 15 years throughout the state, but they have never put on a project like this.
Via the Beacon Hill blog:
“In the Street Stories program, Beacon Hill youths will create video stories of their experiences living and walking in the neighborhood, using provided iPod Touch devices to create and edit the videos. Students will also receive training including video technology and storytelling techniques. The finished videos will be shown at community events, displayed on local websites, and used to build a new kind of walking map for the Beacon Hill neighborhood.”
These students may soon become the neighborhood’s ambassadors for walking. This project is still in progress, so stay tuned for videos and more information to come.
*Photos/Story via ASLA, Washington Chapter and NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program