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September 2019 Newsletter
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What's New with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Safe Streets Activism Heats Up This Fall

Earlier this month, grassroots advocates — voicing concerns on everything from promised bike lanes, to the climate emergency, to the need for sidewalks that are safe for all users — led City Council to pass the first three bills in the Move All Seattle Sustainably Transportation Package. We're willing to say, the MASS Transportation Package, a groundbreaking set of policy reforms and investments in sidewalks, bus lanes, and bike paths, is the BEST local transportation legislation in the nation. And Monday, September 30th, you have an opportunity to help move the next three pieces of this groundbreaking legislation through City Council!  
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Upcoming Actions & Events

A number of events are coming right up -- mark your calendars, join us, come take part: 
 

  • Claim the Lane for Climate! -- Join 350 Seattle, Central Seattle Greenways, and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways at 4th Ave S and S Washington St, 8:00am tomorrow morning (Thurs, 9/26) for a collective ride down the length of 4th Avenue. Transportation action is climate action: it's time for Seattle to build the long-awaited and long-promised protected bike lane on 4th. Find details here!
  • MASS Transportation Package / Key Ped Policies -- On Monday, September 30, 2:00pm, please join us at City Hall (council chambers) to show support for the next set of MASS Transportation Package policies as they come to a full council vote. Hold signs, make public comments, or just be present in solidarity. More details here.
  • Your Voice Your Choice -- Monday, September 30 is your last chance to vote on community-led Your Voice Your Choice projects. "Each voter may cast one ballot per City Council district, and may choose up to three (3) projects per district." Please take a moment to vote for your favorites! 
  • Budget Review and Public Comment -- Budget season is upon us. The Mayor's 2020 budget has dropped (Seattle Bike Blog has a quick guide) and is now under review. City Council will hear public comments on Thursday, October 3, 5:30pm. Come early to sign up -- and share your vision of a more walkable, bikeable, roll-able city!
  • Motherload Movie -- Get your tickets and popcorn! Sunday, October 6th catch the premiere of Motherload, about a mother's quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, it's planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be the antidote. The first screening sold out -- don't miss out on the second screening, get your tickets now!  

Safe Routes to School

It’s Back to School season! How are the kids in your life getting to and from school? Did you know that 58% of students in the Seattle Public Schools District live within the school walk zone and are not served by school bus routes, yet only 30% of them walk and bike? At Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, we believe that every child deserves to walk or bike to school safely and comfortably. That's why we're working on citywide, systemic solutions. And we need your help!
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Fun and Safe Ways to Walk or Bike to School!

Are you looking to encourage your child and their friends to walk or bike to school this school year? Consider organizing a walking school bus or a bike train! We've pulled some resources together to make it easy.
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Around the City

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is a grassroots coalition of neighborhood chapters 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.

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