“What’s the best way to improve safety for bike riders and pedestrians in Seattle?”
That’s a big question. And we hear it all the time from people concerned about how to safely bike or walk in their neighborhoods.
On Thursday, March 22, you can meet two of Seattle’s transportation decision-makers and hear from them directly about what the City is doing to ensure that we can travel, play, and exercise safely and easily while the car stays parked at home.
Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Director Peter Hahn and City Traffic Engineer Dongho Chang have been gracious enough to come speak at the next Seattle Neighborhood Greenways’ meetup. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed!
WHO: Everyone interested in safe and livable streets for Seattle
WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2012 / 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Phinney Neighborhood Center Auditorium (6615 Dayton Ave N)
As the Director of 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 getting us on the road to an updated Bicycle Master Plan later this year and establishing a budding network of neighborhood greenways in Seattle.
Dongho Chang recently joined SDOT as the City’s Traffic Engineer and comes to us from the City of Everett where he was employed as their Traffic Engineer. Dongho is a Seattle resident and was a member of the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) while the current bike plan was being crafted back in 2006. He’s excited to help address new road design changes and make Seattle a safer place to bike and walk.
6:30 – 7 p.m. – potluck dinner
7 – 7:20 p.m. – neighborhood greenway updates
7:20 – 8:20 p.m. – panel discussion with Peter Hahn and Dongho Chang
8:20 – 8:30 p.m. – closing thoughts
Please bring a dish or dessert of your choice to share.
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.
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. The movement continues to grow and gain momentum, and the March 22 meetup is a great way to get involved in making our roadways safer for bike riders, pedestrians and people of all ages and abilities.
Hope to see you there!