Get Your Tickets Now For the Most Invigorating Bike Discussion of the Year!

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Queen Anne Greenways, and Impact Hub Seattle, are pleased to present: 

Building the Cycling City: Dutch Lessons for Seattle

An evening with Melissa & Chris Bruntlett Bruntletts


Please join us for a very special keynote presentation and community panel: 

Friday, October 5, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Impact Hub Seattle
220 2nd Ave S, Main Event Space
(1st floor, ADA accessible, bike storage available)

Tickets are sliding scale, $5 – $100, and on sale now. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. Please consider a solidarity ticket of $10 or more to support Seattle Neighborhood Greenways’ critically needed work in support of safe and healthy streets citywide.

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After a keynote presentation from Melissa and Chris Bruntlett we will hear from a panel of experts about how to bring these ideas to life in Seattle and what can be done to address the gender gap in cycling. The panel features:

  • Genesee Adkins, Seattle Department of Transportation Chief of Staff
  • Amanda Barnett, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board co-chair
  • Brie Gyncild, Central Seattle Greenways co-leader
  • Melissa Bruntlett, Modacity
  • Coralie Bruntlett, Chris and Melissa’s daughter and a voice for the new generation
  • Moderated by: Clara Cantor, Community Organizer for Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Time: Doors open at 5:00, and the program starts promptly at 5:30.
Date: Friday, October 5th
LocationImpact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Bike Parking: Ample bike parking is available in the Impact Hub’s bike room (bring your bike inside and we’ll help you get down the elevator). We kindly request you leave the bike staples on the sidewalk for family, cargo, and other large bikes.
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About Building the Cycling City
Around the world, countries marvel at Dutch cycling culture and infrastructure while a disheartening “that would never work here” attitude prevents transformative change from happening in most U.S. cities. But the Dutch overcame many of the same challenges as other car-clogged cities like Seattle, and their story is an important model for moving us toward a more human-scale, bike-friendly future.


Join Melissa and Chris Bruntlett for a fun, visual, and interactive discussion. They’ll share the triumphs and challenges of the Dutch cycling story, show how some of the ideas are already being adopted in global cities, and draw out concrete lessons for Seattle to follow their lead.

Following the Bruntletts’ inspiring, photo-rich presentation of what other cities are doing, a lively, solution-focused panel will bring the ideas home to Seattle and ask, “What will it really take to get there?”

The event is scheduled for Friday, October 5th, 5:00-7:00pm at the main event space in Impact Hub Seattle. We’ll have beer, wine, substantive appetizers, and time for socializing! 



About Melissa & Chris Bruntlett

Melissa and Chris Bruntlett are the co-founders of Modacity, a creative agency using words, photography, and film to inspire happier, healthier, simpler forms of mobility. Together, they work with a variety of organizations—including municipal governments, transportation agencies, non-profits, and corporate clients—to address the evolving needs of cities large and small, and enable a variety of mobility options as a way to create successful and more livable regions. They have garnered an international audience by sharing the stories of residents benefiting from these changes, and celebrating how designing streets for people makes them work better for everyone. Melissa and Chris’ stories of emerging bike cultures from around the world have been featured in Momentum Magazine, Grist, Spacing Magazine, and the Huffington Post, as well as many local publications in their hometown of Vancouver. Best known as @modacitylife on social media, they continually challenge the auto-centric thinking that dominates the mainstream discourse, and present a compelling vision of a future where their two children (and countless others) can grow up enjoying the freedom of unlimited movement in a human-scale city.


About Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Since 2011, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and its coalition of 20 neighborhood-based, volunteer-led chapters, has empowered communities to reclaim Seattle’s streets so that they welcoming and full of life. For everyone — old or young, poor or well off, regardless of how they get around. We are creating a transportation system that gives us more choice for how to get around, keeps us safer, saves us money, and reduces climate pollution. We can get there by making every neighborhood a great place to walk, bike and live. There are many ways to contribute to this exciting and effective grassroots movement, including with your time, energy, and creativity!

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This special event is made possible with the support of our incredible sponsors and community partners — thank you, we simply could not have put this together without you:


Amsterdam Level Sponsors:

Impact Hub Seattle and Bowline Fund


Copenhagen Level Sponsors:


Vancouver Level Sponsors:


Community Partners

AIA Seattle, Bike Happy, Black Girls Do Bike, Rainier Riders, The Urbanist, U District Advocates, U District Mobility, WSDOT