2016 Year in Review
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What's New with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

How We Won Safer Speed Limits

Sixty years ago, Seattle’s streets were radically remade with the goal of moving vehicles as quickly as possible: sidewalks were narrowed, crosswalk beg buttons installed, an extensive streetcar system dismantled, low income homes bulldozed for roads, and speed limits increased. Ever since we have been paying dearly for these mistakes.

Today there were 30 crashes on Seattle’s streets. Same tomorrow, and every day after, on average. Every year 150 people suffer life altering injuries and 20 are killed from these crashes on Seattle streets. Each serious injury and fatality is a story of tragedy for individuals, families, friends, and communities.

One day, Brie Gyncild decided she'd had enough. Read more

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Safe Routes to School for low income schools

We work with the lowest income schools in Seattle to identify and advocate for improvements to get kids to school safely. Read more

Making the Case for Complete Streets

In 2016 we successfully advocated for policies and street projects that create safe access for all people. Read more 

2016 Neighborhood Wins

9 Highlights from West Seattle and the Duwamish Valley (District 1)

Duwamish Valley Safe Streets and West Seattle Bike Connections were busy in 2016! From trails, to bike lanes, to intersection improvements, check out 9 highlights from 2016. 
Rainier Valley Greenways 8/17/16 rally to Celebrate Safe Streets

Big Changes for Rainier Valley and Beacon Hill (District 2)

Thanks to you we achieved three major wins in 2016 in Rainier Valley and Beacon Hill: funding to expand the Rainier Ave Safety project to Rainier Beach, accelerating Accessible Mt Baker, and funding to improve the Beacon Hill Town Center. Read more

8 Steps Forward for Capitol Hill, the Central District, and Madison Valley (District 3)

From street parks, to pedestrian crossings, to new neighborhood greenways, thanks to you we took many important steps toward making Central Seattle streets safe and enjoyable for all. Check out what we accomplished together in Central.

Dad's Take on I-5 Safety in NE Seattle (District 5)

It all started when NE Greenways leader and young father Andres Salomon realized people walking, riding bicycles, and wheeling could not safely cross I-5 in the Roosevelt neighborhood. One year later, a coalition formed and was awarded enough money to make a more dignified I-5 crossing at NE 70th/71st. More dignified I-5 crossings are being planned in 2017. Read more

Making Connections Across North Seattle (D5)

Lee Bruch brought together a coalition of people from ALUV, Licton Haller Greenways, Greenwood Phinney Greenways, and other community groups who wanted to make sure 1600 kids had a safe way to walk to a new school opening in 2017. They were awarded more than $1 million for safety improvements around Aurora Avenue North. In 2017, this same coalition turns its attention to safer routes to transit stations opening soon in Northgate, 130th and 145th Ave N. Read more

Progress for NW Seattle (D6)

In 2015, Ballard Greenways and West Woodland Neighbors teamed up on 6th Ave NW to make safe connections to four elementary schools. SDOT will improve the 65th Ave NW & NW 6th intersection  based on a Ballard Greenways design. The D6 district, also includes Greenwood-Phinney, and is looking to make another protected intersection work for people at NW 83rd & Greenwood NW in 2017. Read more

Seattle's Westlake Bikeway is Finally a Reality!

7 Wins for District 7

Walking commuting surged 50%, we hosted a play street, won a new protected bike lane, improved walking routes to school, and more! Read all about it.
We have big plans for 2017! Citywide we'll be working on Vision Zero, Multimodal Corridors, and Tactical Urbanism in addition to projects in every district. We hope you will stay engaged in 2017. Read more

A Final Thought

2016 was an amazing year for us all! 

Let’s make 2017 another winning year for policies and street designs that save lives, prevent injuries, and make Seattle a better city for people who walk & bike.

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways depends on your gifts to continue our work for a more livable Seattle. 

What I love about Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is our great advocacy agenda is entirely based on our grassroots, on you.

Please give locally and please give generously.

Thank you!

Cathy Tuttle, Executive Director Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Special Match Opportunity Until December 31, an anonymous donor has agreed to double your gift. All donations up to a total of $25,000 will be matched, dollar for dollar. Please give generously this holiday season. Your tax-deductible gifts go directly to support terrific programs and priorities chosen by people who care about safer, healthier streets, just like you.

Please mail your gift - or donate online. To donate by phone, please call Erin @ (206) 332-9900 x16 

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