For decades in Seattle we have argued over road real estate. We all want our space on the road, whether we drive a truck or bus, commute by car, walk to work, or ride a bike. Sharing that space — especially when we are in a hurry — brings out our cranky side, and our […][More]
Posts for 'Neighborhood Greenways'
Saturday was a celebration of people power. I met up with the folks from Beacon Walks and Bikes for a special “PPPP,” otherwise known as a People-Powered Park Parade. The group has earned a Small & Simple Grant from the Department of Neighborhoods to design a proposed bicycle and pedsestrian path on North Beacon Hill, and […][More]
You may have noticed a lot of bicyclists on our streets this sunny morning. It’s Bike to Work Day! I have written many times (here, here, and here) about Neighborhood Greenways on my blog, and I am working with other leaders in our community to create alternatives for those bicyclists, who, like me, want safe and […][More]
These past weeks I have written several articles about Neighborhood Greenways which will provide off-arterial ways for bicyclists and pedestrians to get around, add to the tree canopy where needed in designated neighborhoods, and slow neighborhood traffic where desired. Responses have been positive. I have spoken with serious bicycle riders who we refer to as […][More]
Following my ride last weekend with a number of bike advocates, Cathy Tuttle from Spokespeople invited me to provide further information about my vision for Neighborhood Greenways. The answers that follow are mine and only meant to provide information and inspire discussion. I welcome your input and further refinement, as these ideas could become the […][More]
I spent last Saturday pedaling neighborhood streets with two dozen bicyclists in Northeast Seattle. Our goal was to identify a few residential streets that could become part of our first Neighborhood Greenway, much like what we saw in Portland last month. Many of these riders brought their kids, who rode in trailers, wagons, and some […][More]
Last week we joined our fellow Councilmembers, the Mayor, and several local business leaders on a trip to Portland to learn more about their transportation system. One of our favorite parts – and not just because we got to ride our bikes – was a tour of Portland’s “Neighborhood Greenways.” Portland has connected specific neighborhood […][More]