— The Ride For Safe Streets (@4SafeStreets) June 16, 2019
Hundreds rolled and walked from Seattle neighborhoods to City Hall Sunday to protest inaction on street safety issues under the Jenny Durkan administration and to call for a new “Green Transportation Package” for the city.
Organized by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and the MASS: Move All Seattle Sustainably coalition, the Ride for Safe Streets event came after the latest implementation schedule for the Seattle’s bike plan revealed watered down plans for new bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure across the city.
Today's #Ride4SafeStreets was testament to the community's frustration that, in one of the most prosperous city's in the nation, our streets are still not safe to walk and bike. Walking and rolling down 4th Ave was a powerful, palpable reminder how people-centered places energize pic.twitter.com/S4v0y71hD6
— Cascade Bicycle Club (@CascadeBicycle) June 17, 2019
— Seattle Bike Blog (@seabikeblog) June 16, 2019
— Daigoro Toyama (@daihard) June 17, 2019
— Queen Anne Greenways (@QAGreenways) June 17, 2019
“We WILL make our streets safe & comfortable for everyone thanx to people like you,” Seattle Greenways said via social media following Sunday’s big rally.
“Too often, infrastructure improvements are pitted against each other and that’s not right,” City Council member Lorena González said.
Monday night, Central Seattle Greenways is holding a neighborhood tour and forum with candidates for the District 3 seat on the City Council to talk about “how to make our neighborhood streets friendlier for people walking and biking.”
BECOME A 'PAY WHAT YOU CAN' CHS SUBSCRIBER TODAY: Support local journalism dedicated to your neighborhood. SUBSCRIBE HERE. Join to become a subscriber at $1/$5/$10 a month to help CHS provide community news with NO PAYWALL. You can also sign up for a one-time annual payment.