Design Plans: What Could A New Queen Anne Intersection Look Like?

In Queen Anne, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Queen Anne Greenways are working together to redesign the intersection of 7th Ave W and W McGraw. SDOT used the Queen Anne Greenways Blueprint for a Walkable Bikeable Queen Anne to guide its designs. Check out these snazzy scenarios presented by Senior Transportation Planner Brian Dougherty. The elements in the three concepts can be mixed and matched based on community …

Why We Named Our Newsletter "Intersections"—And What It Says About Us

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is at its heart a crowd-sourced organization. We have crowd-sourced maps, support events that rely on crowd-sourced knowledge such as Silly Hilly, the Wonkathon and the upcoming Rackathon. What then could be more natural than to turn to our community of local leaders to brainstorm names for our newsletter? Our knowledgeable crowd quickly came to bat with a flurry of ideas and insights. Jawarra of Rainier Valley …

Welcome New SDOT Director Scott Kubly!

IMG_6371 Cathy Tuttle, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Director, Elizabeth Kiker, Cascade Bicycle Club Executive Director and Ed Ewing, Cascade Director of Diversity and Inclusion welcome Mayor Murray's selection for new SDOT Director Scott Kubly (in yellow tie). "We'll give people very attractive choices, so that when it comes time to make a trip, people choose to walk or bike or take transit because it is the most attractive option." - Scott Kubly, …

A New Safe Route to School!

Councilmember Mike O'Brien at the Wildcat Way ribbon-cutting ceremony Councilmember Mike O'Brien with students at the Wildcat Way ribbon-cutting ceremony On June 20th, Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien cut the ribbon on Wildcat Way, a new safe pathway for kids walking and biking to schools along the 17th Ave NW corridor. The ribbon-cutting ceremony featured 300 sixth grade kids from Whitman School. Selena Carsiotis from Crown Hill and a leader of Ballard Greenways launched the pathway project and organized …

SDOT to Improve Street Where James St. Clair Was Killed

St. Clair Memorial Gene Tagaban gathers spirits at the James St. Clair Memorial Walk. The Seattle Department of Transportation is making much needed improvements to 35th Ave SW & SW Graham St in High Point, the site where 69-year-old James St. Clair was killed last December as he crossed the street. St. Clair was the fifth fatality along 35th Ave SW since 2006. "It's a street that really needs some focus and city …