Entries for date "2022"

What's Happening in the 2023 Seattle City Budget

Advocates like you rallied across Seattle, giving public comments and writing to elected officials to push for a city budget that aligns with your values and priorities. On Nov 29, City Council finalized the 2023 Seattle City Budget. After a tough year with low revenue projections, next year’s budget includes some wins and setbacks for people walking, rolling, and biking.

Three photos in a banner: A child holding a sign that reads "Look out for pedestrians" behind a pile of flowers; A woman wearing a dark blue hijab and and sitting in a wheelchair, waiting to cross the street; A person in a blue jacket riding a bike in a protected bike lane with a colorfully painted concrete barrier.

3 Big Wins:

  1. Vision Zero budget increases to $8 M …

ACT NOW for a 2023 City Budget that reflects your values!

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Thank you to those of you that have been engaged in Budget Advocacy already this year! We’re now in the home stretch. 

The City of Seattle is failing to reach its safety, equity, and climate goals. A budget is a moral document, and we are working with the Seattle Solidarity Budget Coalition to ask the City Council to amend the Mayor’s proposed budget to better reflect our shared values.

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Getting Vision Zero Back on Track

SNG's Recommendations for Getting Vision Zero Back on Track

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Problem: 80% of pedestrian fatalities in Seattle happen on multilane arterials.

Solution: The single most important thing the city can do is redesign dangerous streets.

Reducing the number of lanes and converting the extra space to widened sidewalks, protected bike lanes, bus lanes, or even planting strips for street trees is the most effective strategy. The West Seattle bridge repair project …

Take the City of Seattle Survey Now!

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Share your vision for Lake Washington Boulevard

We've been pushing for a more accessible Lake Washington Boulevard for two years, and we're not stopping now! The community visioning process is underway, and despite past surveys run by SDOT that supported keeping the street open to people walking/biking/rolling, the results of this survey will likely be the only ones taken seriously.

The survey can be a bit confusing. We recommend …

Stay Healthy Streets: 2022 Update

What’s Next for Healthy Streets in Seattle?

In the spring of 2020, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways pushed the idea of Open Streets as one of our 8 Solutions for Safe Social Distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. These streets are closed to vehicle through-traffic and OPEN to people walking, rolling and biking in the street (local access, deliveries and emergency services are still allowed). Thanks to the outspoken support of neighborhood advocates …