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Letter: Invest 1% of West Seattle Bridge budget to help meet biking goals

A collective letter from neighborhood and regional bike and safe streets advocacy groups calls on SDOT to invest at least 1% of the West Seattle Bridge replacement budget on improving bike connections. The city’s mode shift plan for helping people … Continue reading

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What could traffic enforcement look like with no or fewer armed police? SNG task force wants to find out

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has created a “Re-Imagining Traffic Enforcement Task Force” to research best practices and organize with community to develop ways to enforce traffic safety without or with fewer police and to rethink which traffic laws are keeping people … Continue reading

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Protest statements from local transportation orgs

As massive protests against racist and brutal policing pass the half-month mark, the City Council has passed some significant limits on police weaponry and use of chokeholds. The Council is also developing major changes to the city budget through new … Continue reading

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Car driving is down 91% from pre-outbreak levels on the city’s new Stay Healthy Streets

It made national news last week when Seattle announced that the Stay Healthy Streets (“SHS”) program would be transitioning from an emergency program to a permanent program. For example, a CNN headline read: “Seattle to permanently close 20 miles of … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced map highlights 130 miles of potential Stay Healthy Streets

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has been collecting people’s ideas for street improvements the city could make to help more people get outside and get around safely during the outbreak. They received 250 ideas, which they condensed into a map of 130 … Continue reading

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City announces new and expanded Stay Healthy Streets in the CD, Beacon Hill, Greenwood and Rainier Beach

Seattle has added six more miles of what the city is calling “Stay Healthy Streets,” car-light streets where through-traffic is banned and people are allowed to walk in the street 24/7. They are part of an effort to create more … Continue reading

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Watch: Talking open streets during COVID-19 with Gordon and Clara from SNG

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has been working with local advocates to develop ideas for open streets as a way to relieve crowding on sidewalks, paths and major parks during the outbreak. We previously reported about some of their ideas, and the … Continue reading

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Seattle Neighborhood Greenways outlines three-pronged approach to making streets work better for people during the outbreak

Since we last wrote about the potential for open streets to reduce crowding on Seattle sidewalks and paths, the city has opened a couple streets within parks to people walking and biking in Seward Park and Volunteer Park. And Settle … Continue reading

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SNG: Report traffic signals that don’t give enough walk time or skip the walk unless you push a button

One of the most insidious ways our transportation infrastructure is designed to delay or harm people walking is mostly invisible: Traffic signals programmed to skip the walk signal unless someone pushes a button. Whenever a traffic signal skips a walk … Continue reading

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Mayor Durkan: ‘Eastlake is moving forward’

Mayor Jenny Durkan removed all doubt about what she thinks about Eastlake Ave bike lanes during a mid-day press event today. “Without prejudging what would come out of an EIS or what the lawyers would say, we need that bike … Continue reading

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December bike stuff to do: Family biking advocacy workshop, Basic Bike Network ride + more

Sure, it’s December and the winter solstice is just around the corner, but don’t let anyone tell you to put your bike in the garage until spring. Seattle is a year-round biking town, and there’s still so much biking to … Continue reading

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Council passes budget with vital South Seattle investments, leaves I-976 cuts for later if they lose in court — UPDATE: Injunction granted!

The City Council passed the 2020-21 budget Monday, including some vital investments in transportation safety and equity. The wins are big and worth celebrating, though they are also uncertain due to the looming threat of I-976. If the initiative makes … Continue reading

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An olive branch? Mayor Durkan celebrates downtown bike lanes, acknowledges delays

Seeing Queen Anne Greenways’ Mark Ostrow give Mayor Jenny Durkan a high five from his bicycle is the image that sticks in my head from Wednesday’s press event celebrating the opening of the 8th Ave bike lane downtown (Crosscut’s Josh … Continue reading

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Sunday: ‘Feast in the Street’ on Beacon Hill to support Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Eat food, listen to music and support the work of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Sunday, all in the middle of Beacon Hill’s Roberto Maestas Festival Street. Feast in the Street is a fundraiser for SNG that also “lets us re-imagine our … Continue reading

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Padelford: Let’s build a better bike movement

EDITOR’S NOTE: With Mayor Jenny Durkan delaying or cancelling so many bike route plans, Gordon Padelford and I had a conversation wondering how the movement for safe streets and better bike routes should evolve from here. Padelford, Executive Director of … Continue reading

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Ballard-Fremont Greenways launches Wednesday, and you’re invited

Ballard and Fremont have both had local chapters of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways in the past, but they have been quiet in recent years. So some neighbors are organizing to bring the neighborhoods together into a new supergroup, and you’re invited. … Continue reading

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Take this Pike/Pine bike lane survey + Rethinking Pine St downtown

Few bike improvements in the city could have a bigger impact than a safe, comfortable and fully connected bike route from the Pike Place Market to Broadway. And due to the grade of First and Capitol Hills as well as … Continue reading

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Sunday: World Day of Remembrance will be a healing space for those impacted by traffic violence

Every year, about 20 people die in traffic collisions in Seattle. Another 150 people are seriously injured, often resulting in life-changing health issues. And for every one of these victims and survivors, there is a community of loved ones whose … Continue reading

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Community leads effort to build bike lanes on Pike/Pine, groups host workshop Oct 25

A coalition of community groups on Capitol Hill is hosting a design workshop October 25 to help craft a vision for the protected bike lanes on Pike and/or Pine Streets that were funded through the convention center expansion community benefits … Continue reading

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Friday: SNG hosts evening presentation about Dutch cycling culture

“… but Seattle isn’t Amsterdam.” You’ve probably heard this argument at some point as an excuse for why your town shouldn’t even try to build quality bike infrastructure. But half a century ago, death in traffic was rampant in the … Continue reading

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