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Attend Neighborhood Greenways Meetup March 22

WHO: Everyone interested in safe and livable streets for Seattle!
WHEN: Thursday March 22, 2012 (6:30-8:30 PM)
WHERE: Phinney Neighborhood Center Auditorium (lower brick building). 6615 Dayton Avenue North, Seattle WA.
RSVP: Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/334075249961854/

SCHEDULE:
– 6:30-7:00: Potluck dinner
– 7:00-7:20: Neighborhood updates
– 7:20-8:20: Panel discussion with Peter Hahn and Dongho Chang
– 8:20-8:30: Closing thoughts by Anne Vernez Moudon, Dr es Sc University of Washington Professor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design and Planning, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering

MEETING/POTLUCK DETAILS:
– Bring a dish or dessert of your choice to share.

SDOT writes: “As the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Peter Hahn directly oversees a staff of 750 City employees to preserve and enhance Seattle’s $12 billion dollar transportation system. His continued leadership has been instrumental in establishing Neighborhood Greenways in Seattle — starting with an SDOT staff study trip to Portland in March 2011 that included City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw.

Since then, SDOT staff are not only already implementing seven

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miles of Greenways in 2012, but also working on an update to the Bicycle Master Plan which will build upon the current plan to better support active, healthy, and family-friendly neighborhoods, enabled by safer and more livable streets that serve equally as public spaces and transportation facilities.

Dongho Chang recently joined SDOT as the City’s Chief Traffic Engineer after a stint as the Everett Traffic Engineer. Chang, a Seattle resident, was a member of the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board while the Bicycle Master Plan was being crafted in 2006. He’s excited to help address new road design changes and we’re excited to learn how he envisions safe, low stress transportation options.

Please join us for this rare opportunity to meet and personally thank Peter for creating a legacy of safer and more livable streets for our City — and to start a conversation with Peter and Dongho about how we can best leverage our community expertise and grassroots energy (which now spans hundreds of volunteers working across 13 neighborhoods!)”

Interested in Seattle Neighborhood Greenways but can’t make this meeting? Check in at:
http://groups.google.com/group/seattle-greenways-organizers
http://www.facebook.com/SEAGreenways
http://twitter.com/#!/SNgreenways

WHY YOU SHOULD COME:

Seattle’s Neighborhood Greenways movement is attracting many newcomers to bike and pedestrian advocacy who are eager to transform Seattle into a city where everyone can bike and walk safely. Neighborhood Greenways are residential streets with low traffic volumes and speeds where bicycles, pedestrians and neighbors receive priority. To learn more about Greenways development in neighboring Portland, check out this video.

We continue to build a coalition at our citywide Greenways meetups to complement the hard work that’s already been done to make Seattle one of the nation’s most respected cities for bicycling and walking.”

 

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