Entries for date "October 2014"

The Great Ballard Pumpkin Count

photo courtesy Madi Carlson @familyride photo courtesy Madi Carlson @familyride The theory to test: Pumpkins per block dramatically increase after greenways are added to Seattle streets. Pumpkins may potentially be a good (and fun!) indicator of community connections, family-friendliness, walkability, and health. Ballard Greenways pumpkin counters want to carve out a head start on pumpkin counting. Here's their invite.
  • Meet at 5:30 p.m. at 17th & Leary on bikes for preliminary count of 17th …

Traffic Signal Construction Begins for New U-District Greenway

Congratulations to University Greenways! This week, SDOT began construction on a new stop light for crossing NE 50th on the 12th Ave University Neighborhood Greenway. See the press release from SDOT below.u-district_signal --------------------------------------------------------------------------- October 17, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Marybeth Turner, Public Relations Supervisor, 206.684.8548 NE 50th Street and 12th Avenue NE lane closure New traffic signal to enhance safety of neighborhood greenway SEATTLE—A single westbound lane closure will …

Local Leaders Agree: We're About More Than Just Greenways

At our Coalition Summit on October 4, 26 neighborhood greenways leaders from around Seattle got together to discuss the future of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. The big question of the day was whether, by advocating for infrastructure beyond neighborhood greenways, we have expanded our mission too far, or if we are simply better reflecting the needs of our communities. Three years ago, six people met in a church basement to strategize …

Vigil Walk for Zeytuna Edo

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Waa maxay cusub oo la Seattle Neighborhood Greenways? Zeytuna was walking with her family at Genesee and MLK when she became the victim of a hit and run car collision, leaving her hospitalized with very serious injuries.  Her family and the community have planned a gathering to bring attention to this incident involving Zeytuna and to talk about making our streets safer for all.


Enjoy A Scoop in the New Molly Moon's Parklet

There's more to celebrate than delicious ice cream when you hang out at Molly Moon's on 45th these days. A newly completed parklet features swings and an artificial lawn. The parklet, built as part of the Seattle Pilot Parklet Project, is one of fourteen completed or in progress throughout the city.

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molly moons beforeScreen Shot 2014-10-22 at 3.07.45 PM Photo Credits: Seattle Department of Transportation and Madi Carlson.

Molly Moons swing

Young Seattleites enjoy some ice cream …