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Bike and transit advocacy should work together, meetup Saturday

Washington State’s downtown Seattle highway tunnel is at least $223 million over budget and 2 and a half years behind schedule. All for one highway tunnel expected to carry 40,000 motor vehicles per day once it opens with no transit … Continue reading

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Today: Join a community walk in Greenwood for Move Seattle

Did you know the Move Seattle levy will build a road safety project at every single public school in the city? It’s true! And that’s just one example of a community-generated idea in the nine-year transportation levy. But boosting Safe … Continue reading

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Vote! Here’s who safe streets organizations are supporting

Have you voted yet? Don’t wait. Your ballot should be arriving any day if it hasn’t already. Vote Yes on Seattle Transportation Benefit District Prop 1 More and better King County Metro transit service. Not sure I really need to … Continue reading

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Want to learn how to start a bike train to your local school? Cascade hosting workshop Saturday

Schools, teachers and parents across the Puget Sound region have started organizing bike trains in recent years, one key part of the bike-and-walk-to-school revolution. Essentially, bike trains are like walking school buses, but on wheels. Volunteers (often parents) lead a … Continue reading

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People-powered events for Earth Day weekend

We already told you about the Pedaler’s Fair, which is not necessarily an Earth Day event but will surely be awesome. Below is a list of some other people-powered events to look for this weekend. Our list of people-powered Earth … Continue reading

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Feet First: SPS makes Safe Routes to School key to transportation plan

Seattle Public Schools will identify safe walking routes for walking school buses for every K-8 school in the district as part of a plan to prevent car drop-offs. Providing safe ways for kids to bike and walk to school is … Continue reading

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Happy Park(ing) Day!

We only have a certain amount of public space, and yet we use so much of it to park our cars. For just one day, people all over the world take back urban space one parking spot at a time, … Continue reading

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Why do we need pedestrian advocacy?

Walking in Seattle published an editorial today asking, “Does Seattle need a pedestrian advocate?” After all, bicycle advocates have had some success getting bicycle projects completed and are a strong voice in city policy. So why not pedestrians? The idea … Continue reading

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New SDOT walking map a good step forward – UPDATED x2

In the style of the city bicycle map, SDOT has released a city walking map, noting areas where grades become steep and other points of interest to walkers (such as viewpoints and public art). It also notes some walking routes … Continue reading

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