Seattle’s Path to Neighborhood Greenways
Bicycle Brown Bag
Thursday, January 17, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue
2nd Floor, Lovejoy Room
“Imagine your neighborhood, knitted together with quiet residential streets where children and adults safely walk, ride bicycles, play and run. Imagine these streets are close to where you live and connect you to the places you want to go.”
If you think this vision sounds like it’s from Portland, you’d be wrong. This is the vision of our JetCity neighbors to the north who sparked a grassroots effort to bring world class Neighborhood Greenways to Seattle.
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways started in August 2011, with three distinct neighborhood groups, by people eager to reclaim local streets as safe and healthy community places. Cathy Tuttle and Eli Goldberg began and lead the effort with an ever-growing team. The movement now includes 19 neighborhood groups all advocating for greenways. Seattle Neighborhood Greenways groups meet regularly, for educational meet-ups, walks, bike rides and more. In November, 2012 Seattle Neighborhood Greenways received the 2012 Sustainable Seattle Award for Livable Urban Communities.
You can hear Cathy and Eli, as well as Bob Edmiston, discuss a uniquely grassroots model for bringing a connected network of safe, healthy residential streets to communities everywhere, at the January 17 Bicycle Brown Bag.