“As a child, I walked along train tracks due to there not being sidewalks over to South Park to get the supplies and services we needed.”
—Rosario Medina, lifelong resident of Georgetown
As someone who supports Seattle Neighborhood Greenways’ grassroots advocacy work for safer and more equitable walking and biking access around the city, you’ve probably experienced how difficult it can be to simply get from one neighborhood to another on bike or foot.
Rosario Medina knows this experience first hand. Rosario grew up in Georgetown, where she didn’t have access to many basic community services: “I could not experience having a library, a grocery store, community center, daycare or any of the facilities that cater to children and families in the neighborhood that I lived in.”
Those services were available in neighboring South Park, less than two miles away—a short, flat stretch, but unsuitable for walking or biking. East Marginal Way, the busy six-lane arterial that separates Georgetown and South Park is a dangerous high-crash corridor—making the short distance between neighborhoods inaccessible for many families.
Thanks to supporters like you, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways was able to win $600,000 in the city budget for a new walking and biking trail between Georgetown and South Park!
Your end of year contribution will allow us to connect all of Seattle’s neighborhoods. Better yet, your gift by midnight, December 31, will help us reach a $1,000 match offered by one of our generous donors—so your contribution goes twice as far!
How did this huge community win come about? Concerned neighbors came together as Duwamish Valley Safe Streets, put in tireless hours of organizing, built a local coalition of community members, and advocated for change. All this was made possible by a proven model of support, guidance, and expertise from Seattle Neighborhood Greenways staff. Our effective community-based organizing is only possible with your support. Thank you!
When you contribute to Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, you’re helping accelerate safe streets solutions. Your support makes it possible for us to:
- Organize for a bike network that connects to every neighborhood
- Champion safe routes for kids to walk and bike to school
- Advocate for walking and biking projects with historically underserved communities
- Work for safe routes to walk and bike to transit hubs
Together we can make Seattle a great place to walk, bike, and live.
Gordon Padelford Executive Director
P.S. Please make your generous gift by midnight December 31, 2017 to help us reach the $1,000 match! Any amount helps!
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