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Padelford named next Director of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, now hiring 2 staffers

With Founder and Executive Director Cathy Tuttle retiring, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways staffer Gordon Padelford is getting ready to take the organization’s helm. He will be the first ED of the organization other than Tuttle, who founded it in 2011 and led … Continue reading

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‘Our crumbling streets can be rebuilt later, our humanity cannot’

As advocates for safe streets, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has spent a lot of its efforts lobbying, campaigning and building support for infrastructure investments. So with lots of local transportation funding at risk if the Trump administration succeeds in its threat … Continue reading

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Neighbors for safe streets unite at City Hall for World Day of Remembrance Thursday

Two hundred forty people have been killed in Seattle traffic in the past decade. Ten times that many have been seriously injured. Thursday, in solidarity with similar events across the world, neighbors from all over Seattle will converge on City … Continue reading

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Tuttle: ‘Our duty is to protect the vulnerable’

With Trump headed to the White House, people and groups working for safe streets cannot simply go on with business as usual. “Business as usual” is an option available only to the privileged. “Business as usual” normalizes life under sexist, … Continue reading

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Watch: City Inside/Out takes on Seattle’s slashed bike plans

Seattle Channel’s City Inside/Out produced a quality segment on the city’s recent bike plan cuts and the public protest against them. The episode begins with a five-minute intro report outlining how the cuts came about and what people protesting the … Continue reading

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Guest post part II: How Seattle can rescue residents stranded by an incomplete bike network

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of two guest posts by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways this week. Their map conceptualizing the connectivity potential in the city’s bike planning is brilliant. If you like this vision or are frustrated by the city’s … Continue reading

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Seattle Neighborhood Greenways gets Federal award for safe streets work

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will recognize Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Director Cathy Tuttle with a Lifesavers Public Service Award. Yep, the Feds have noticed the work of this humble grassroots safe streets organization, organizing neighborhood-by-neighborhood to develop bike … Continue reading

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Move Seattle saves the transpo budget + Pronto gets oversight + Red light cameras will fund school safety

When Mayor Ed Murray presented his proposed 2016 budget, he had to assume there would be no replacement for Bridging the Gap, and it was pretty devastating. There was an exciting $5 million one-time expenditure for expanding Pronto Cycle Share, … Continue reading

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SNG: Imagining a truly bike-friendly Uptown and South Lake Union

EDITOR’S NOTE: The only thing worse than biking in South Lake Union is driving in South Lake Union. But unlike driving, there are some relatively easy and quickly-achievable ways to dramatically improve bike routes to and through our city’s fastest-growing … Continue reading

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The first ever Seattle Summer Parkways was fun, but let’s go bigger in Ballard

Seattle held its first ever Summer Parkways last weekend in the Central District. Three miles of residential streets linked several neighborhood parks in a car-light loop, encouraging people to bike, walk, scooter or use any other people-powered method to explore … Continue reading

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Toward Zero: Honoring the 150 people killed or badly injured in Seattle traffic since Sher Kung

A crowd gathered on the steps of the Garden of Remembrance downtown Friday listened to 150 bell rings, one for every person seriously injured or killed in Seattle traffic in just one year. They also heard ten names, all people … Continue reading

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Support safe streets at Move Seattle public hearing Tuesday

The Move Seattle transportation levy puts a pretty strong emphasis on safety, but there’s one key piece that many safe streets advocates in the city think is far too low: Safe Routes to School. You can tell the City Council … Continue reading

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Monday Afternoon Theater: Seattle Channel feature on Move Seattle

Seattle Channel’s City Inside/Out took on the Move Seattle levy recently, and it was a pretty good 30-minute report and debate on the issue. There are legitimate concerns about housing affordability and a bigger transportation levy, but Suzie Burke and … Continue reading

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The women taking over Seattle’s bike advocacy

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways posted this photo to their Facebook page recently. It marks an interesting moment in Seattle bike history. As we reported last month, nearly every top leadership position in Seattle-based bike organizations is now held by a woman.* … Continue reading

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Seattle Neighborhood Greenways to host wonky discussion about Dutch bike facilities + Video!

The video above is from a presentation to the Washington Institute of Transportation Engineers earlier this month. In it, University Greenways organizer and thinker Eli Goldberg and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways leader Cathy Tuttle make a strong case for how the … Continue reading

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Speak up for Seattle bicycle funding at CTAC III meeting today – UPDATED

The final meeting for The Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) III will meet July 6 (today!), 3:30 p.m. at City Hall the Seattle Municipal Tower (700 5th Ave) Room 1610. This is your chance to voice your support in person … Continue reading

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Neighborhood-Powered Streets Part 3: Controversially less controversial

This story is part of a series about Seattle’s young neighborhood greenway movement. In part three, we look into hopes that greenway projects will be less controversial than arterial bike lanes and how that could impact the city’s bicycle infrastructure … Continue reading

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