Entries for date "2020"

2020 Year In Review - Three Words to Describe Our Movement

GivingTuesEmailHeader_family-corral-rally_v2   A letter from Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Director Gordon Padelford You would need thousands of words to fully describe a year as difficult  as 2020, but as I reflect on Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, looking back on our work together this year, three surprisingly positive words keep coming to mind: responsive, resilient, and revolutionary Responsive, because after the pandemic hit, we paused, talked to our grassroots network and the …

SDOT says your time doesn’t matter, unless you drive

All people deserve traffic signals that allow them to walk and roll safely, conveniently, and with dignity. But right now, too many traffic signals...
  1. Don’t give you enough time to cross the street safely
  2. Take forever to let you cross
  3. Make you push a button to get a walk light
So last year, in response to advocates like you, the City Council directed SDOT to come up with a new …

Bringing 15-Minute Neighborhoods to Seattle

Nick Tritt has been interning with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways over the past quarter as part of his UW Environmental Capstone Program. He conducted research on the 15 Minute Neighborhoods strategy. In the interview below, I asked him about some of his key findings.  Gordon: If you lived in a 15-minute neighborhood what would your life be like? Nick: Urban planning has long been focused on moving as many cars as …

Big Wins from the 2021 Seattle City Budget

Takeaways: After a disappointing proposed austerity budget from Mayor Durkan, advocates like you across Seattle rallied allies and wrote to elected officials and made HUGE gains in the 2021 Seattle City Budget. We secured funding for critical transportation projects across Seattle including the long-awaited Georgetown to South Park Trail! (See more below.) Click here to thank the City Council for doing the right thing, and stay engaged to keep …