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Hawaii teams up with Greenways to start Memorial Walks

Hawaii experienced FOUR  fatalities of people walking in early January, three near Waikiki. On a warm January morning, 133 people rallied attended a Memorial For Elizabeth Malland and rallied for safer streets. Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has been working closely with @RIdeAloha, the Hawaii Bicycling League to produce their Memorial Walk/Solutions Meetings and we wish Vision Zero and Aloha for their future.

Memorial Walk for Elizabeth Malland & Solutions Meeting for Safer Streets with Hawaii Bicycling League January 2015

Memorial Walk for Elizabeth Malland & Solutions Meeting for Safer Streets with Hawaii Bicycling League January 2015

From the press release from Hawaii Bicycling League:
We support the right of everyone to be safe on Hawaii’s roads, as declared by Kamehameha I, Mamalahoe Kanawai, Kamehameha’s Law of the Splintered Paddle 1797, Hawaii state constitution 1978:

“e hele a moe i ke ala.” We can achieve zero traffic and road fatalities and serious injuries by taking action. With more effective public policy, better engineering, stricter enforcement and more responsive education, thousands of deaths and injuries can be prevented into the future.

Please help us pay our respect and show your support for safe, healthy streets in Honolulu!

35th Ave SW Safety Project Kicks Off

 

May 2013 crash 35th/Roxbury. Photo by Christopher Boffoli/West Seattle Blog/used with permission.

May 2013 crash 35th/Roxbury. Photo by Christopher Boffoli/West Seattle Blog/used with permission.

James St. Clair was the latest in a long and sad list of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities along 35th Ave SW. Seattle Neighborhood Greenways led a Memorial Walk and Solutions Meeting for Mr. St. Clair in January 2014.

1,065 crashes in 10 years on a three mile stretch of four-lane road lined mainly with single family homes led 35th Avenue SW to be dubbed “I-35” by the community.

Soon after the Memorial Walk and Solutions Meeting for Mr. St. Clair, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced a road safety project.

On October 22, SDOT officially launched their 35th Avenue SW Road Safety Corridor Project at two well-attended meetings.

We will continue to monitor the project and hope that with robust speed control and traffic safety improvements, this residential street will finally become a safe and healthy community connector in West Seattle.