Category Archive: Events

Seattle Children’s Greenway Open House

Open House for Seattle Children’s Greenway UW Gould Hall.
Sat Jun 23 10-2. http://construction.seattlechildrens.org/livablestreets/

Wallingford Greenway Celebration

Celebration/block party for our new Greenway!
Saturday, June 16, 4 to 7pm.
44th is being cordoned off., from Bagley to Sunnyside

Tentative Schedule:
3:00pm – close N 44th St between Sunnyside & Bagley (parking/local access O.K.)
4:00pm – Bike blender and crafts
5:00pm – ribbon cutting
5:15pm – kids parade
5:30pm – dog parade
5:30pm – hot dogs and ice cream
6:00pm-7:00pm – Walk or bike tour along the Greenway

How you can help: This celebration is like August Night Out.

  • Can you bring out any tables and chairs?
  • Bring boom box, extension cord & music (& your favorite CDs!)
  • Garbage/Recyling cans to close o. streets and for waste
  • Can you bring out your grill for hot dogs?
  • Hoola hoop, basketball hoop, foosball, bring out your toys!
  • Let Adrian (44th and Bagley) know if you can let visiting kids use your bathroom.

Advocating for more safe & comfortable streets for all people who choose or need to walk, drive, use a wheelchair or ride a bicycle

Bike-ability Tours

  • Beacon and Rainier Valley Tuesday, May 22. 6-8pm bike ride meets at Daejeon Park. 8-9pm debrief at El Quetzal. RSVP to Cascade Bike Club. 10-mile ride.
  • Queen Anne Sunday June 10. Meet at 1:30-3:30 bike ride meets at Gas Works Park restrooms. 3:30pm debrief at Nickerson Street Saloon. RSVP to Cascade Bike Club. Hilly, 20-mile ride.

Critical Lass

WHO: Women (children welcome) interested in easy, social bike rides
WHEN: Sunday May 13th, 2012 (2:00 PM)
WHERE: Ballard Library
5614 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA Directions
RSVP: Please RSVP on Facebook

Come to Seattle’s first Critical Lass bicycle ride! An easy, social bicycle ride for ladies lasting 45 minutes to an hour, with time for stopping to take photos and chat. READ an article and see photos from the ride at http://www.ballardnewstribune.com/2012/05/14/features/riding-reporter-dozens-come-out-first-seattle

How to Design Streets for Everyone!

WHO: Everyone interested in safe and livable streets for Seattle!
WHEN: Thursday May 3rd, 2012 (6:00-8:00 PM)
WHERE: Capitol Hill Library
425 Harvard Avenue East, Seattle WA. Directions
RSVP: Please RSVP!

We are thrilled to welcome Michael Hendrix, “Traffic Mike,” at our Thursday April 3rd Neighborhood Greenways Meetup, held at the Capitol Hill Library.

Have you run across an intersection that seems impossible to cross? Do you feel that cars are moving too fast to let your kids ride their bikes in the street? Is your elderly neighbor having trouble crossing the street? These are issues that all neighborhoods are facing as they develop low-stress routes to connect people to places. Please join us on Thursday, May 3rd for a discussion on how we can design streets to accommodate all users.

We will learn

  • what tools engineers and planners are using to analyze existing conditions and proposed conditions
  • what traffic engineers need to make decisions
  • how much different tools cost and why
  • what challenges neighborhoods are facing
  • a quick look at other cities and why they work or don’t

Our guest will be Mike Hendrix who has been working on designing neighborhood greenways and other bike facilities for over 10 years. Some of the work Mike has worked on has been sidewalk design and construction throughout Seattle including the 30th Ave NE sidewalk in the U District which, in addition to helping pedestrians get around, also reduced vehicle speeds by 4 mph. Mike was in charge of SDOT’s neighborhood traffic section for a bit and brought speed humps to 42nd Ave NE and chicanes to NE 143rd St. Also, Mike has just finished a study on two signals that SDOT has installed for a proposed greenway along Fremont Ave N. He will share his results with us before presenting this to the Institute of Transportation Engineers District 6 Annual Meeting.

Mike is a registered Professional Engineer in both Washington State and Arizona and a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He has been on committees for pedestrian safety including school zones and crosswalks for the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He has also conducted research on bike facilities, some of which will be included in the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide’s new chapter on Neighborhood Greenways.

Please join us for this exciting opportunity to become citizen engineers and become more educated advocates for safer streets!

If you’re interested in Seattle Neighborhood Greenways but can’t make this meeting, please be sure to join our mailing list and groups:
http://groups.google.com/group/seattle-greenways-organizers
http://www.facebook.com/SEAGreenways
http://twitter.com/#!/SNgreenways

WHY YOU SHOULD COME:

Seattle’s Neighborhood Greenways movement is attracting many newcomers to bike and pedestrian advocacy who are eager to transform Seattle into a city where everyone can bike and walk safely. Neighborhood Greenways are residential streets with low traffic volumes and speeds where bicycles, pedestrians and neighbors receive priority. To learn more about Greenways development in neighboring Portland, check out this video.

We continue to build a coalition at our citywide Greenways meetups to complement the hard work that’s already been done to make Seattle one of the nation’s most respected cities for bicycling and walking.