Call on Seattle City Council to fund $3 million in street safety improvements in 2017.
A rash of serious injuries and fatalities on the streets of north Seattle has galvanized people to demand swift action. From 2015 to the present, there have been 24 serious injury collisions in north Seattle, six of them fatal.
In a normal year, two people lose their lives riding bikes in all of Seattle. In northeast Seattle, two people have been killed riding their bikes just in the past month.
Join Lake City Greenways, NE Seattle Greenways, Green Lake Greenways, Licton-Haller Greenways, Greenwood-Phinney Greenways, Maple Leaf Greenways and many other community groups and neighbors to highlighthese unsettlingly incidents.
They will gather on Sunday, October 9 at noon in front of the Northgate Community Center to remember the people whose lives have been altered by or lost to traffic violence. The gathering will raise awareness and ask city leaders to put money in the budget to construct street safety improvements.“Northeast Seattle is experiencing a shocking level of traffic violence,” said Cathy Tuttle, director of the traffic safety organization Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. “We’ve mapped where collisions have happened in the northeast and believe many streets could be fixed with modest but effective safety engineering. The City has identified 100 places that could use spot improvements, and people throughout Seattle have documented another 300 street safety concerns. Let’s get the funding in place so we can fix these places. Waiting longer to improve our streets has deadly consequences.”
Seattle has committed to Vision Zero (zero serious injuries or fatalities by 2030), but the $2.4 million budgeted for a life-saving agenda is not sufficient. Neighbors are gathering to say #WeCantWait for more serious injuries and fatalities to spur City action.
Petition to ask City to add $3 million to fix unsafe streets: http://bit.ly/2dkhOBs
|Who||People who live, work, or travel in north Seattle|
|When||12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, 2016|
|Where||Northgate Community Center 10510 5th Ave NE|
MCC Meeting Announcement
September 15, 2016; 7-8:45pm
Please note: Because of a scheduling snafu and subsequent compromise, our meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept 15; same time and place.
I am very pleased that Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) hydrologist, Ms. Katherine Lynch, has agreed to be our featured presenter. She will be talking about the structure and function of a couple of major improvements that have very recently been made to Thornton Creek, a very important drainage in our area. She will discuss improved hydrologic and biologic aspects of the Confluence and Kingfisher (upstream of Fred Schwab) projects. This will be a slideshow and discussion version of her tours of these areas during the Influence of the Confluence event back in June, 2016 for which she received many kudos.
The MCC Sidewalks Committee Update on the status of Ne 110th proposed sidewalks between 39/40Aves Ne, 34/35th Aves Ne, and Ne 113th between 34/35th Aves Ne will be based on a report from Emily Reardon, Community Outreach for Brian Dougherty, which as of this posting I have yet to receive. Meadowbrook and Wedgwood CCs joint proposal for a greenways project on 32nd Ave Ne remains largely in limbo. After school starts, SDOT plans to conduct a census of the number of pedestrians crossing NE 95th at 32 Ave Ne before painting a crosswalk with signage at this location. Because of a sidewalk project from 35th Ave Ne to 32nd Ave Ne, curbs will be put in place.
Regarding our two Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) proposals that were accepted by NDC, SDOT cost summaries indicated that the speed hump proposal at Ne 110th and 34 Ave would cost $100K (unbelievable) and the pedestrian activated crossing beacon at Ne 110th and 35 Ave would cost around $38K. This project was voted second to a project near Fred Meyer which was costed at $79K for a total of $117K. For our project, the extra $28K needed may be funded from other sources.
Wilma Boyd has applied for a Small Sparks Grant from the city for flag material to use at selected street.
Standing reports on the garden, crime and the website will also be presented and ideas on topics for future meetings in 2016 will, as always, be welcome. Agendas will be available at the meeting. Mark your calendars for Sept 15th — Looking forward to seeing you. DK
An excessive heat watch issued for Seattle area beginning around Noon on Thursday thru 8pm on Friday
Stay cool, drink water, and look out for each other.
Everyone is invited to the Bike Rodeo
Where: Cedar Park Playground, 3737 NE 135th ST, Seattle
When: Friday, August 26th, 1 to 5 PM
Check out this press release below for Friday’s kickoff event at our very own Cedar Park Playground!
Please extend invites to those on your lists especially those with kids.
Music and dancing for all ages
Bicycle story time for kids at 3 PM with Nancy Pew
Bike Rodeo and fun safety training with Lake City Greenways
Bike helmet giveaway
20 is plenty signs
Meet SDOT staff
Take the Cedar Park Safe Routes survey
Come enjoy a sunny summer afternoon in the park with us!
See you there.
Monica, Janine, Stephanie and Bike Rodeo volunteers
Lake City Greenways
An excessive heat watch issued for Seattle area (Thur-Sat)!
Stay cool, drink water, and look out for each other.
As you know, the City of Seattle is shifting our approach to outreach and engagement and we are looking for ideas on how we can keep residents better informed about projects, events, opportunities, and issues.
We have created a simple two-minute survey to get feedback on how people want to engage with city government and what we can do to make it easier for them to weigh in and participate.
Our goal is to hear from as many people as possible! But, in order to achieve that, we need your help!
Would you be willing to circulate this survey within your community?
The survey can be found at http://bit.ly/EngageSeattle-survey.
We appreciate any help you can provide in getting the word out to your contacts.
Thank you for joining us in bringing more voices to the table and making our outreach and engagement work for everyone!
Street: 600 4th Avenue, 4th
Floor; Seattle, WA 98104
Mail: PO Box 94649; Seattle, WA
Come see the best film of the year, “Vacation in Lake City,” made by the STEP program’s Lake City teens. The short film will tackle the issue of a lack of resources in Lake City’s Community Center and parks. There will be a brief discussion about what improvements the neighbourhood would like to see in the future. Free PIZZA and REFRESHMENTS will be available! Everyone is welcome!
The teens from Lake City worked really hard on this video. Come out and support them and help strengthen our community! See the attached flyer for details.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Lake City Community Centre
12351 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
3:00 – 4:30 PM
SalmonFest Seattle is Here!
Friday, August 5th thru Sunday, August 7th
Kick it off Friday, August 6th.
It’s “Bring Your Team To Lunch” Day!
Alder Smoked Wild Salmon
Traditional or Asian Slaw
Baked Beans ~ Roll and Butter
Ice Cream & Beverage
Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Avenue NE
Next to the Lake City Library
Visit Our Website for more information!