The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is seeking applicants to fill at least two open seats and help guide city policies and actions that improve walkability.

The board advises the mayor and Seattle City Council, which created SPAB back in 1993, participates in planning and project development, assesses policy and oversees implementation of Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan.

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways reports an average of 20 people are killed in traffic collisions and another 150 are seriously injured each year in the city. While walkers and bikers are only involved in 5 percent of collisions, according to SNG, they account for 50 percent of traffic deaths.

Seattleites interested in joining SPAB can submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest to Howard Wu at by Jan. 26.

SPAB meets 6-8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Seattle City Hall.