Entries for date "August 2021"

Why go back, when we can build something better?


One year ago this spring, our lives turned upside down. Schools closed, businesses shuttered, we were asked to stay indoors to protect ourselves and others. So much was limited, or even prohibited, during our collective lockdown — and yet, the pandemic also opened up fresh ideas, and, in some ways, even brought out the best of us.

As a city, we rolled up our sleeves and found new ways to …

Whose Streets? Our Streets! Releases Community-Led Recommendations on Policing at Seattle MLK Jr. Day Event

by Yes Segura, WSOS work group member

In January of this year, Whose Streets? Our Streets! (WSOS) leaders were invited to sit on the Strategies for Community Healing panel, hosted by the Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition, as part of the 39th Annual Seattle MLK Jr. Day celebration.

As a team, we have been focusing our efforts on primarily organizing with local Black-led organizations, so this MLK Jr Day …

Don’t Miss: MLK Jr Day panel featuring Whose Streets? Our Streets! (WSOS) workgroup

Please join us for a not-to-be-missed panel, Strategies for Community Healing, featuring the Whose Streets? Our Streets! (WSOS) Workgroup:


Saturday, January 16, 2:00-3:15p

On Zoom, free to attend. Register here for the link.

In this panel discussion, one of a dozen powerful workshops being offered this week by the MLK Jr Organizing Coalition in its 39th Annual MLK Jr Day celebration, activists will describe their innovative efforts to …

SDOT says your time doesn’t matter, unless you drive

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways


All people deserve traffic signals that allow them to walk and roll safely, conveniently, and with dignity. But right now, too many traffic signals…

  1. Don’t give you enough time to cross the street safely
  2. Take forever to let you cross
  3. Make you push a button to get a walk light

So last year, in response to advocates like you, the City Council directed SDOT to come up with a new …

Bringing 15-Minute Neighborhoods to Seattle

Nick Tritt has been interning with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways over the past quarter as part of his UW Environmental Capstone Program. He conducted research on the 15 Minute Neighborhoods strategy. In the interview below, I asked him about some of his key findings. 

Gordon: If you lived in a 15-minute neighborhood what would your life be like?

Nick: Urban planning has long been focused on moving as many cars as …