Entries for date "2022"

the Seattle Transportation Plan must be bold!

As you might have already heard, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is creating a new plan called the “Seattle Transportation Plan.” This plan will guide transportation planning and implementation for the next decade and beyond. It will update and combine the city’s bike, freight, pedestrian, and transit maps into one plan. It also will determine how and where people will fit onto Seattle’s streets. Learn more here.  This plan …

Act Now to Influence the Seattle Transportation Plan!

A green logo of a tree with people walking, rolling, running, biking, and sitting in a line beneath it. Text reads "Seattle Neighborhood Greenways."  

Take SDOT’s survey to influence the new Seattle Transportation Plan!

The Seattle Dept. of Transportation (SDOT) just launched the first of two rounds of community engagement. Two ways to give input: 

Tell the city: We need a direct and safe waterfront bike path!

Did you know Seattle’s new signature waterfront trail doesn’t connect to the existing Elliot Bay Trail? There is a ½ mile gap that needs to be filled. Unfortunately, the city's draft proposal forces people using the trail to unnecessarily cross Alaskan Way. . . twice.     Act Now! button   Tell the city to create a direct and safe path by sending a message now or by attending the SDOT online open house …

Act Now: Equitable Hiring for School Crossing Guards!

Seattle needs crossing guards to help kids get safely to school - let's make it more equitable to hire them! Act now to tell the Seattle School Board to reduce barriers for hiring school crossing guards.

  A Black man in an orange vest holds traffic while four children of varying ages cross the street in front of him. Crossing guards are critical to help kids safely walk, roll, and bike to school. Many guards are beloved pillars of their community and all of them serve in bad weather for little pay …

Advocacy 101: Building a Powerful Grassroots Campaign

A colorful crowd of people stand in a city plaza surrounded by trees and tall buildings. In the front stands a speaker with a green shirt and long black braid, and an ASL interpreter with a black shirt, both with arms raised to the crowd. Want to make a change in your community, but not sure where to begin? On March 16, we hosted a grassroots advocacy workshop focused on basic campaign planning, political strategy and coalition building. Workshop attendees brainstormed ideas and solutions around real-life examples affecting our communities. The strength of the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways coalition is rooted in grassroots people power. We’re grateful to our incredible volunteers for all of our past …