Support a Youth-led Movement for Mobility Justice in Beacon Hill

Photo courtesy of PATHSS Youth Participant L.S.   In collaboration with Beacon Hill Safe Streets and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, our partners at the Participatory Active Transportation for Health in South Seattle (PATHSS) study have been learning from Beacon Hill youth about what they need to get from place to place. This week the PATHSS team published findings from their study in Family & Community Health. To ask city leaders to listen to youth—and ensure fair, just access to transportation and mobility in Beacon Hill and all of South Seattle—Act now.   Act Now! button   The youth recommendations for mobility justice on Beacon Hill:
  1. Make transit free for the whole community.
  2. Add more buses, bus routes, and bus shelters.
  3. End fare enforcement.
  4. Fund traffic calming, curb cuts, smooth sidewalks, visible crossings, and better street lighting in South Seattle.
  5. Increase affordable, dense housing.
  6. Increase access to supportive, rather than police-based, services for those with mental health and substance use conditions.
  7. Include perspectives of youth, BIPOC communities, low-income people, and people with disabilities in policy decision-making, and pay them for their time.
  8. Generate new progressive revenue to fund changes.
Act now to ask Seattle’s elected leaders to support this vision and invest in the future and well-being of our wise South Seattle youth. Learn more by reading the new study published in Family & Community Health and a UW news story about the findings.   Act Now! button Click here to learn more about PATHSS, including viewing youth photography, stories, and videos capturing their experiences getting around South Seattle.