December 2018: Year in Review
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What's New with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Letter from Exec. Director, Gordon Padelford: A Look Back at 2018

What a year it's been for this boisterous, can-do coalition! Together we have won hard-fought victories and weathered some setbacks over the past year.
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2018 Citywide Wins

MASS Coalition: Pushing the City in Advance of the Seattle Squeeze

Seattle's epic car-traffic-crunch is set to begin January 11, and to our thinking, not nearly enough has been done to plan for it. That’s why we helped form the Move All Seattle Sustainably (MASS) Coalition this fall.
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A Big Year for Walking and Biking Policy Updates

2018 was a big year for walking and biking policy updates! These four wins may not be as sexy as new bike lanes, but they make a big difference in how our city feels to people walking and biking. 
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The Basic Bike Network Moves Forward!

Thanks to the tireless advocacy of SNG advocates and allies, City Council unanimously voted this summer in favor of building major pieces of the basic bike network. As a result, you and your loved ones will have safe, protected routes to bike into and through downtown Seattle from the north, south, and east (2nd Ave to Westlake, Dearborn, and Broadway) by the end of 2019.
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The Community Package Coalition Wins $83 Million in Public Benefits

You're probably aware 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? Let Central Seattle Greenways co-leader Brie Gyncild take you into the back story of how it all came together.
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Community Success Stories

The Home Zone Solution: Making Streets Without Sidewalks More Walkable

This year we piloted a quick and cheap way to make Seattle neighborhoods safer to walk, bike, and live in for people of all ages and abilities -- called neighborhood "Home Zones." Now the city is investing in this model, with $350,000 allocated for its own Home Zone pilot project. 
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5 Key South Seattle Projects

As part of our ongoing commitment to transportation equity, we partner with communities that are at the greatest risk from unsafe roads and air quality hazards. Find out more about the Duwamish Longhouse Trail, the South Park/Georgetown Trail, the Rainier Ave Safety Project and other projects where neighbors are making huge strides against considerable challenges:
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Community Outreach for Safer Streets Around Green Lake

If you've been to Green Lake, you've probably walked, biked, or driven through some rather confusing, uncomfortable, and dangerous intersections. Our Green Lake & Wallingford Safe Streets group used playful PARK(ing) Day activities to engage neighbors of all ages in find
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Community Support for Capitol Hill's New Bike Lanes

Central Seattle Greenways, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and Capitol Hill Housing held a community design workshop that brought 150 people together to discuss their ideas for the protected bike lanes coming to Pike and Pine Streets on in 2019.
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Going Pedestrian-Only on Parts of "The Ave," Plus Other Plans for Safe Routes to Light Rail 

As a member of the U District Mobility working group, we've been looking at options for safer walking and biking access to the new light rail stations planned at Roosevelt and Brooklyn Ave NE, as well as a bold community-driven design for pedestrianizing parts of University Ave.
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Two Public Forums, Two Play Streets for Queen Anne Greenways Group

Our Queen Anne Greenways group wrapped up another full year of community engagement activities with the energizing Building the Cycling City event at Impact Hub Seattle, featuring Vancouver-based authors and urbanists, Melissa and Chris Bruntlett, followed by a panel of local community experts. 
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Around the City

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is a grassroots coalition of 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.

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