EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this amazing weekly email newsletter.
1. Seattle Joins Global Cities on Climate Change Action
Mayor Tim Burgess joined the mayors from Aukland, Barcelona, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Quito, and Vancouver to make major areas in our cities free of fossil fuel emissions by 2030. One way Seattle might achieve a zero carbon transportation network is by charging a congestion price, and several city councilmembers have proposed including funding in the city’s 2018 budget to study it.
2. East Lake Sammamish Trail Project Running into Troubles
Cascade Bicycle Club reports that hundreds of public comments that their supporters sent to the City of Sammamish regarding completing the final phase of the East Lake Sammamish Trail were not included or mentioned in a staff report. With the project pending before the city’s hearings examiner, Cascade asks people to attend a hearing next Friday.
3. Halloween Events: Critical Mass & Play Streets
Halloween is already the best holiday for folks who love placemaking and building a sense of community, and SDOT is making it even better by allowing neighbors to close down their streets to cars and let their children run free through the agency’s “Play Streets” program. Are you older than twelve but want to still celebrate Halloween in the streets? Then join the Halloween-themed Critical Mass ride tomorrow — the last Friday of October.
4. Commute Seattle’s Annual “Light Up Your Ride” event is next Thursday
Get bike lights, bagels, and other goodies next Thursday, 7-9am. Continue reading