Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is seeking comments from Wallingford neighbors about our neighborhood greenway project and the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan, in general. If you have a moment, voice your opinion here before December 22. The page also has a link to the PowerPoint from SDOT’s open house presentation last week at Hamilton.
Another neighborhood greenway gathering is happening this Wednesday night (12/14) at the Mosaic Community Coffeehouse (4401 2nd Avenue NE), from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, and everyone’s invited. Here are all the details:
Seattle’s Neighborhood Greenways movement is in full swing. Come be inspired by what your neighbors are doing to make Seattle into a city where everyone can walk and bike — and learn how to get involved yourself!
(Neighborhood Greenways are residential streets with low traffic volumes and speeds where bicycles, pedestrians and neighbors receive priority. To learn more about Greenways development in neighboring Portland, checkout this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNNxwF1BPKE )
Alta Principal Planner and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure design expert Steve Durrant will share techniques and ideas for neighborhood greenway development from his work and observations in other North American cities such as Portland, Vancouver, Minneapolis, St Louis, Kansas City, Dallas, and Louisville. These ideas and practices can help Seattle advocates design and build our own vibrant neighborhood greenways.
Wednesday, December 14 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Mosaic, a community coffee house
4401 2nd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
– 6:30-7:00: Potluck dinner
– 7:00-7:20: Neighborhood updates + Bob’s new greenway system mapping tool
– 7:20-8:20: Guest presentation by Steve Durrant
– 8:20-8:30: Closing thoughts (speaker to be confirmed)
– Bring a dish or dessert of your choice to share.
– Sorry, but alcoholic beverages are not permitted by our venue.
– If you wish, please consider buying a drink from the non-profit coffee shop to thank them for providing our space at no charge.
If you’re interested in Greenways organizing but can’t make it, join our mailing list:http://groups.google.com/group/seattle-greenways-organizers
– Please RSVP so we can maintain an accurate attendee count, as our venue is limited to 30-ish people.
GUEST SPEAKER BIO:
Steve Durrant, ASLA, is a principal and the senior landscape architect at Alta Planning + Design headquartered in Portland, OR, with 18 offices, including Seattle. Alta is the national authority specializing in non-motorized transportation solutions. He has over 30 years experience helping communities become better places to live, work and play. Steve is a certified League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor. Steve’s work has been recognized by national and international organizations for his contributions to high quality design solutions for transit, waterfront regeneration, national parks, scenic and natural areas, greenways and trails and lectures in the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation at Portland State University. Steve is leading the Alta team on the proposed First Hill streetcar alignments in Seattle, recently completed a neighborhood greenways plan for Beacon Hill and is currently helping the University of Washington create secure parking areas (bikeSPAs) throughout campus. As a principal of Alta Bicycle Share, he is completing a plan for introducing bicycle sharing to Seattle and nearby communities.