Shaping Seattle Series: Building a Walkable City — Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Shaping Seattle Series: Building a Walkable City

Building a Walkable City

THANK YOU to all of our amazing speakers, panelists, volunteers, partners, sponsors, and supporters who came together for Building a Walkable City, the final event in our 2023 Shaping Seattle live panel series.

The full-house event served as a bridge for housing and transportation advocates who are working together towards creating a safer, more equitable, and sustainable Seattle.


Cecelia Black

Disability Mobility Initiative

Cecelia Black is an organizer with the Disability Mobility Initiative and will share upcoming opportunities to create accessible streets for all, including exciting upcoming sidewalk legislation.

Clara Cantor

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Clara Cantor is a Community Organizer with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and will give insights into how you can shape the Seattle Transportation Plan, which will determine what our streets look like over the next twenty years.

Shirley Leung, PhD

Share The Cities

Shirley is an organizer with Share the Cities Organizing Collective and will share how the city must address our housing crisis with walkable, park-oriented development.

Tiernan Martin

Futurewise & Complete Communities Coalition

Tiernan Martin manages Futurewise's Livable Communities Program and co-chairs the Complete Communities Coalition. He will share why transportation and land use planning go hand in hand, and how you can advocate for both by weighing in on Seattle's Comprehensive Plan update.

Ryan Packer (Moderator)

The Urbanist

Ryan is a trusted, detailed, and prolific reporter covering transportation and land use news across the region.

Gordon Padelford speaking behind a podium on stage with four panelists on stage behind a projector screen that says Building a Walkable City

Large audience seated in rows of chairs facing a stage at the front of the room.

Ryan Packer speaking behind a podium on stage to four panelists on stage. Shirley Leung, 2nd from left, holds a mic

How You Can Help

Seattle is at a crucial junction with the upcoming creation of the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan and Seattle Transportation Plan (STP). Both documents will play crucial roles in shaping the city for the next decade and beyond.

You can also support the work of our partners!

  • Learn more about the Complete Communities Coalition on their website, sign up for Seattle Comp Plan updates from their mailing list, and watch their city council candidate forums here: Night 1 (Districts 2, 6, and 7), Night 2 (Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5).
  • Support the Disability Mobility Initiative by signing up and inviting elected officials and local policymakers to participate in the Week Without Driving Challenge!
  • Get involved with the Share the Cities campaign to increase public green space and housing next to future light rail stations.

Let us know what you thought about the event in this survey.

Thanks to our series sponsors! Sponsor logos: Expedia Group, Washington Bike Law, Seattle Department of Transportation, Lime, The Bowline Fund, Fleming Law, Mithun, MIG, GGN, Site Workshop, LMN, Beneficial State Bank, WSP, Commute Seattle,  Alta