Entries for date "August 2021"

Big Wins from the 2021 Seattle City Budget

Takeaways: After a disappointing proposed austerity budget from Mayor Durkan, advocates like you across Seattle rallied allies and wrote to elected officials and made HUGE gains in the 2021 Seattle City Budget. We secured funding for critical transportation projects across Seattle including the long-awaited Georgetown to South Park Trail! (See more below.) Click here to thank the City Council for doing the right thing, and stay engaged to keep …

Act Now to support walk/bike/transit in this year’s City Budget!

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

The City of Seattle is facing a major budget shortfall for next year. Yet the Mayor has proposed a severe austerity budget, with $21.5 million cut from walking and biking projects alone, that will not help people, help the City recover, or move us towards our City goals. 

The 2021 budget cuts are too deep. We’re asking the City Council to reject austerity and invest more in walking, biking, …

Defining Community Safety: SNG in Conversation with Aaron Dixon


On Monday, August 31, 2020, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways sat down (virtually) for a community conversation with Aaron Dixon, founding member and Captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. We discussed community ownership of public space, how we define community safety, and community alternatives to policing.

It was wonderful to hear Aaron share his wisdom and experience, and I left the event feeling inspired. A huge thank you …

On the Street: KL Shannon interviews youth advocate, community leader, and bike rider Dawn Bennett


KL Shannon: Tell me about your first experience with a bike or who got you interested in riding a bike.

Dawn Bennett: My first experience riding a bike was when I was little in Youngstown, Ohio. There were eight of us (siblings). We all had bicycles because our mom wanted to make sure that we were busy. She got us little red tricycles (my bike was so cute). We were …

Alki Point Stay Healthy Street: “Make it permanent!”


Story and photo by Loren Schwartz (Stay Healthy Alki Point)

The change resulting from making Alki Point/Beach Drive a Stay Healthy Street was immediate and transformative.

At once, it made the street safe and inclusive. Prior to the Stay Healthy Street designation, Beach Drive was a route fairly exclusively designed for motorists. It seems planners hadn’t anticipated the amount or type of traffic and behavior that these streets and parks …