Street safety entails more than just safe infrastructure.
It requires protecting the civil and human rights of all of our communities.
Whose Streets? Our Streets! conducted outreach and listening sessions with BIPOC communities this year, and learned that people experience an overwhelming amount of fear and anxiety just existing out on the street and in public places.
We published these findings and more in a report to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT): BIPOC-led Solutions for Community Safety.
We will continue to center BIPOC voices, experiences and leadership in all that we do -- and fight to gain full and free use of our streets and public spaces so all of our communities can thrive.
Whose Streets? Our Streets!
Whose Streets? Our Streets! (WSOS) is a BIPOC workgroup, formed in July 2020 by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, advocating for law and policy reform to better meet the needs of all street users--especially BIPOC communities.
We advocate for Seattle's Vision Zero commitment -- to eliminate road-traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030 -- by supporting safety projects including community development and redesigns, and traffic calming where they are needed most.
We envision a city where safe, comfortable and convenient bike routes connect every neighborhood in Seattle. Our grassroots network of hyper-local volunteer groups are advocating for neighborhood routes across the city that will help riders of all abilities, ages and ethnicities bike safely.
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