1301 E Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98122
Central Seattle Greenways will lead a Memorial Walk and Solutions Meeting to honor the life of Desiree McCloud and to bring attention to the many collisions that have happened to people who bike along streets with streetcar tracks including East Yesler Way and where Desiree McCloud crashed on her bicycle.
The Memorial Walk will start in front of Bailey Gatzert Elementary School at 1301 E Yesler Way. We will walk across the street to the ghost bike marking where Desiree crashed her bicycle. Desiree’s mother, Penny McCloud will speak, as well as other community representatives.
Girl Scout leader, Magic player, Geek Girl Desiree McCloud was a dynamic young woman completely engaged in a positive way with many communities in Seattle.
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways honors people who have died walking and biking on Seattle streets. We only do Memorial Walks with the full blessing and cooperation of families of the victims. This advocacy honors families, provides a forum for the community to grieve the loss together, and gives communities an opportunity to address street safety.
The Memorial Walk will conclude with a Solutions Meeting with City officials at Yesler Community Center at 917 E Yesler Way to look for solutions to make our streets safer. Central Seattle Greenways has posted a petition for safer streets with streetcar tracks including East Yesler Way at http://bit.ly/1Q6v91N
Who: Central Seattle Greenways Rainier Valley Greenways
Family and Friends of Desiree McCloud City of Seattle
When: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2016
Where: Begin at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
End at Yesler Community Center (917 E Yesler Ave, Seattle WA)