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A Beer With Cathy & Gordon

Cathy and bike stencilYou, your friends, and your family are invited!

Here is a chance to support SNG, welcome new staff, and bid a fond adieu to founding executive director Cathy Tuttle.

Our city owes a debt of gratitude to Cathy for her visionary and effective work. Among innumerable other accomplishments, her leadership inspired and supported the formation of 20-some Greenways groups.  From Georgetown/Duwamish to West Seattle to Licton Springs, citizens who care about safe streets are making a difference in their communities.

What: Have a great beer and support a great organization!
Why: For each pint purchased, $1 will be donated to Seattle Neighborhood Greenways to benefit safe streets advocacy in Seattle. Hang out with like-minded people who care about safe streets. Say hello to the new Executive Director Gordon Padelford and newly hired Communications & Development Director Susan Gleason and good-bye to outgoing ED Cathy Tuttle.

When: Sunday, August 13th, 4-8 PM

Where: Peddler Brewing 1514 NW Leary in Ballard. family-friendly (map)

RSVP (not required)https://www.facebook.com/events/333411683766856/

​Hope to see you there!

Seattle Sunday Parkways: Coming Soon?

First the good news: After a successful Study Trip to Portland this past summer, where we brought leaders from the City of Seattle, Seattle Parks, Cascade Bicycle Club, and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways to see Portland Sunday Parkways in action, Mayor Ed Murray put more than $320,000 into the Summer Streets budget to “[take] the success of Lake Washington’s Bicycle Sundays to other parts of the City.” Yay us! Yay Seattle!

Translation: we might have our own Sunday Parkways-style open street events next summer! If you’ve never seen this style of street celebration (and even if you have) check out our short video highlighting the many community health, wealth, and happiness benefits of Sunday Parkways:

Pretty cool, right?

And now, here’s the bad news: The City budget is still in play, and the funding the Mayor proposed is far from secure as Seattle City Councilmembers make their final adjustments and revisions.

But it’s not too late to speak up. Don’t let the City Council pass up this opportunity to bring a truly amazing series of community events to the City of Seattle! Greenways volunteers have been speaking up for this as well as other safe streets funding at recent City Council meetings. Contact your city councilmembers today and let them know you support the additional money in the Summer Streets budget! Thanks!