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Work progressing on NW 58th Street neighborhood greenway in Ballard

After many delays to projects across the city, Seattle is set to get its first real miles of neighborhood greenways this year. Delayed last year, the city is now constructing a modified version of the NW 58th Street neighborhood greenway … Continue reading

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Thursday open house will discuss Ballard’s NW 58th Street neighborhood greenway

The revised plans for a neighborhood greenway on NW 58th Street in Ballard will be on display at an open house Thursday, likely the final public meeting on the project before expected installation later this spring and summer. The meeting … Continue reading

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Neighborhood greenways take root on the Eastside

Imagine a network of calm, mostly residential streets near your home, neighborhood school and local business district optimized for safe travel on foot and by bike for people of all ages. Interested? Of course you are! It’s an idea that … 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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Matching fund will boost donations Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

It’s been a year of intense growth for Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, the umbrella group for the city’s 19 (and growing) semi-autonomous groups spread out in all corners of the map. To give the group a big boost going into 2013, … Continue reading

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Seattle Neighborhood Greenways wins Sustainable Seattle award

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, the parent group for the citywide network of semi-autonomous groups that have formed all across the city in the past year or so, has won a Sustainable Seattle award. The group was honored for its leadership in … Continue reading

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Reminder: First Delridge neighborhood greenway open house is Wednesday

The city is hosting the first of two public meetings about the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway tonight (Wednesday) 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the  Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. The meeting is also the first to utilize the city’s newly-designed outreach model, which is … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: Neighborhood greenways are much more than ‘alternatives’ to bike lanes

This is the first post in a series analyzing the draft Bicycle Master Plan update, which is currently taking public comments. There is a meeting tonight (Tuesday) 5:30–7:30 at UW’s Gould Hall and a November 15 online lunchtime meeting. Neighborhood … Continue reading

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Council adds neighborhood greenways, downtown cycle track to 2013-14 budget

The City Council Budget Committee voted Friday on a series of changes to Mayor McGinn’s proposed 2013-14 budget, electing to add funding to accelerate neighborhood greenways and the downtown cycle track network. The Council will vote on a final budget … Continue reading

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A look at the almost-completed 39th Ave NE neighborhood greenway

Advocates and neighbors of the nearly-completed 39th Ave NE neighborhood greenway last week celebrated the upcoming completion of the Seattle Children’s funded 39th Ave NE neighborhood greenway connecting Wedgwood to the Burke-Gilman Trail. The project, funded by Seattle Children’s Livable … Continue reading

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Council considers increases to bike/walk plans, transit funding could face cuts

The City Council is in the midst of hearings and meetings to discuss which parts of Mayor McGinn’s proposed 2013-14 budget to keep and which parts to scrap. It’s possible that biking and walking projects could get a boost beyond … Continue reading

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39th Ave NE neighborhood greenway opens next week with Oct 26 party

Though several planned neighborhood greenways have been delayed, including projects in Ballard and West Seattle, one promising neighborhood greenway is almost complete in Northeast Seattle. Neighbors, supporters and Seattle Children’s will celebrate the grand opening of the route October 26 … Continue reading

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City delays Ballard Neighborhood Greenway on NW 58th Street

Well, so much for 2012 being the year of the neighborhood greenways in Seattle. One of the city’s strongest proposals for installation this year just got pushed back for more studies, meaning the city will fall well shy of its … Continue reading

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Rainier Valley Greenways launches Friday at Bike Works

With Bike Works and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways taking leadership roles, Rainier Valley joins the ever-growing list of neighborhoods with groups advocating for safe residential streets that make it easier and more pleasant to get around by foot and by bike. … Continue reading

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Neighborhood greenway promoter draws a line in the planter strip sandbox

With just a simple sand box, Paulo Nunes-Ueno has challenged the city to reimagine the balance between safety and active community life. Nunes-Ueno is the transportation and sustainability director at Seattle Children’s and a promoter of neighborhood greenways. When he … Continue reading

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The Beacon Hill neighborhood greenway is almost here

The route of the pending 2.8-mile neighborhood greenway from the I-90 Trail to Jefferson Park is already one of my favorite biking routes in the city. But the city plans to make some key improvements to the route that could … Continue reading

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Canadian study: On residential streets, traffic diversion is key for safe cycling

The University of British Columbia cycling safety research group Cycling in Cities presented the Velo-City 2012 conference with some fascinating studies on the relative safety of urban cycling infrastructure in Canada. Their findings could be extremely useful as the city … Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s hosting NE Seattle Livable Streets Open House Saturday

As part of Seattle Children’s expansion in NE Seattle, the medical center is investing $4 million in transportation projects in the neighborhood. And livable, safe streets is central to their plan, which means modern family-friendly biking and walking facilities. One … Continue reading

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Wallingford Neighborhood Greenway now open (VIDEO)

The Wallingford Neighborhood Greenway is now officially open. Neighborhood advocates for the project threw a street party to celebrate, which featured a dog parade, a group ride and walk along the route and gelato from a cargo bike (as you … Continue reading

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Wallingford neighborhood greenway opening celebration Saturday

The Wallingford neighborhood greenway is complete, and there will be a two-block community street party to mark the opening Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Details: Join us as we celebrate the opening of Seattle’s first neighborhood Greenway! We will be … Continue reading

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