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Connect with our 2019 Campaigns!

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways wants every neighborhood to be a great place to walk, bike, and live. To get there, we are tackling thorny problems and exciting opportunities all over the city! We truly are a people-powered movement, and simply couldn’t get it done without people like you. Thank you for donating and volunteering — you make all this change possible.

Draft Map of 2019 local priorities v2

 

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Accessible Mt. Baker

The Mt Baker light rail station is currently divided from the bus station and Franklin High School by one of the most intimidating intersections in the city. The Accessible Mt. Baker plan envisions the intersection of Rainier Ave and MLK transformed to create a sustainable, affordable, and accessible neighborhood for all.

Sign up to learn more about the campaign, or learn about Mt. Baker Hub Alliance, our neighborhood partners.

How to get involved: Sign up or show up to a Rainier Valley Greenways meeting, which happen on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6 PM at BikeWorks’ office (3715 S Hudson St).

Fix Rainier Ave

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Rainier Ave is Seattle’s most dangerous street, with a crash every day. After 4 years of tireless organizing, SDOT has plans to begin improvements this summer, with a full re-channelization completed next year. Neighbors up and down the corridor are making sure the City keeps its promises and implements improvements to make it safer for everyone to live, work, and get where they need to go in the Rainier Valley.

How to get involved: Sign up or show up to a Rainier Valley Greenways meeting, which happen on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6 PM at BikeWorks’ office (3715 S Hudson St).

Beacon Ave Trail

Beacon Ave trail

The Beacon Ave Trail runs down the middle of the boulevard and is well-loved by neighbors. However, it is currently chopped up by difficult crossings and is not fully accessible. Minor improvements could make a big difference in the usability and ease of access to this trail. Beacon Hill Safe Streets is currently supporting a Neighborhood Street Fund application to improve the trail.

How to get involvedSign up or show up to Beacon Hill Safe Streets meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Beacon Hill Library meeting room.

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Community walk to explore trail options

Georgetown to South Park Trail

Georgetown and South Park are two neighborhoods that each have daily necessities that the other lacks, but remain divided by a dangerous road. We’ll work with local organizers to advocate for the creation of a trail that connects people in these communities to where they need to go.

How to get involvedSign up or show up to Duwamish Valley Safe Street’s meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (see our calendar for details).

Duwamish Longhouse Trail Connection

Getting to the Duwamish Longhouse today is currently very dangerous

Getting to the Duwamish Longhouse today is currently very dangerous

The Duwamish Tribe’s Longhouse is currently divided from Herring’s House Park, which they use for cultural events, by a fast moving four lane road and train track. In 2019 we will support their Neighborhood Street Fund application to fund a better crossing here and eventually a seamless connection to the Duwamish Trail.

How to get involvedSign up or connected with West Seattle Bike Connections. Learn about the Duwamish Longhouse.

Build the Basic Bike Network

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The heart of our city should have a safe and convenient bike network. In 2019 we’ll make sure the city follows through on its promises to connect the downtown bike network to the Westlake trail, Broadway protected bike lane, and the Delridge protected bike lane. Learn more about the Basic Bike Network.

How to get involvedSign up or show up to Central Seattle Greenway’s meetings on the 2nd Monday of the month at Central Cinema at 6 PM.

 

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Thomas St in South Lake Union will soon be re-knitted over highway 99, providing an opportunity to create a green, peaceful refuge amongst the hustle and bustle of downtown that connects people walking and biking from the Cascade P-Patch to the Seattle Center and the Waterfront. In 2019, we’ll rekindle the effort to realize the potential of Thomas St.

How to get involvedSign up. Do you have connections to employers or property owners along Thomas St? Let’s chat!

Eastlake Ave Multimodal Corridor

In 2019 we’ll support neighborhood advocates who want to make Eastlake Ave a safer and more comfortable place to walk and bike.

How to get involvedSign up.

Pedestrianize the Ave

Imagine a pedestrianized Ave

In 2019 we’ll work to reinvision The Ave and NE 43rd St as a space that prioritizes people and small businesses, not just a passthrough.

How to get involvedSign up.

Green Lake Cross sectionGet Around Green Lake

Get Around Green Lake will connect the people to where they want to go by advocating for better bike lanes and crosswalks to make it easier to walk and bike around Green Lake.

How to get involvedSign up or show up to a Green Lake Wallingford Safe Streets meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (see our calendar for details).

 

home zoneHome Zones

Every neighborhood should be safe to walk in. In 2019 we’ll help the city pilot two Home Zones that will make entire neighborhoods safer and more comfortable to walk in. Learn more about Home Zones.

How to get involvedSign up or show up to Greenwood-Phinney Greenways meeting on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 at Couth Buzzard Books (see our calendar for details).

 

 

 

Citywide Campaigns:

AdjaAndDaughtersSafe Routes to School

Every child deserves to be able to walk and bike to school safely and comfortably. In 2019 we’ll be working with ten school communities to advocate for more safe routes to school funding, policies that prioritize walking and biking, and more crossing guards.

How to get involvedSign up. Do you have connections to your local Seattle Public School? Let’s chat!

Sane Signals

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People walking should be prioritized, not penalized, when crossing the street. In 2019, we’ll advocate for a comprehensive signals policy that reflects our city’s values and priorities. Read more about our push last year to halt the spread of signals that only prioritize cars at the expense of people walking.

How to get involvedSign up.

Sidewalk Funding

Red areas are missing sidewalks

Red areas are missing sidewalks

At our current rate of funding, it will take us well over 300 years to build sidewalks on the 26% of Seattle streets where they are missing. In 2019 we’ll work to support new sources of revenue to build sidewalks where they are most needed.

How to get involvedSign up.

Equitable City Engagement

In 2019 we’ll continue to advocate for equitable City of Seattle engagement policies and practices.

How to get involvedSign up.