June 2018 Newsletter
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What's New with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

People Protected Bike Lane—A Huge Success! 

Everyone who wants to bike should be able to because biking can make us happier, keep us healthier, save us money, and reduce climate pollution. That's why we're advocating to build a connected network of safe and comfortable streets for people biking.

On Bike Everywhere Day, we took this message to the street by forming Seattle’s first people-protected bike lane in front of City Hall. Standing side by side, we created a colorful human barrier between people riding bicycles and car traffic. The hugely successful free speech action and the rally that followed demonstrated the joy and safety that protected bike lanes can bring to our streets. Read more 

"Deciding how we will get around town is the most important environmental choice Seattleites make each day. Transportation by vehicles is the leading source of Seattle’s contribution to climate change, accounting for two-thirds of our greenhouse-gas emissions."

Read more in our Op-Ed in the Seattle Times.

Around the City

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is a grassroots coalition of 16 active neighborhood groups that plan and advocate for safe, equitable, and comfortable streets for all. Progress is happening across the city thanks to people like you. Click here to get connected with an SNG group in your neighborhood.

Comparing Options for Biking Near Rainier Avenue

Volunteers attempt to find a useful bike route as part of the Rainier Ave RapidRide multimodal project. Read more 

Uncovering a Sidewalk in Greenwood

Fixing a cluttered, impassable sidewalk may seem like a small victory, but it points to a much larger issue for many of the neighborhood streets in the Greenwood neighborhood. Read more 

Imagine a Pedestrianized Ave

Can you imagine “The Ave” in the University District being open only to people walking or the occasional delivery trucks dropping off business supplies? The local community can! Opening The Ave, as the proposed pedestrian-only zone is being referred to, would create more space for cafe seating in the street, open-air markets, community gatherings, and for people to enjoy. Read more →

Organizing for a Multimodal Delridge

Doug is a scientist and lover of beer.  Charmaine is a musician and square dance caller. Right now, neither of them has good options for biking to where they need to go in the Delridge neighborhood — so they organized a scouting ride. Read more 

How the Community Package Was Won

You probably have heard that we won $83 million for walking, biking, parks, and affordable housing paid for by the Washington State Convention Center expansion project, but have you heard the full story? Read more 

How Will You Get to the Game?

The KeyArena redevelopment project has the opportunity to transform the Uptown neighborhood — for better or for worse. We're fighting to give people better walking and biking options. Read more 

A Chance to Improve Green Lake

Green Lake & Wallingford Safe Streets has been advocating for better bike lanes and crosswalks as part of the Green Lake Way repaving project. The repaving project is a big opportunity. Read more 

Walking is Good for Business

Improved crossings in Madison Park's neighborhood business district are increasing safety for people walking to stores, school, and transit. Read more 

A Final Thought

Did you know: In 2018 Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is working with four low income schools to help identify ways to make it safer for students to walk and bike there?
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