October 17th, 2016 by Doree
Seattle University is conducting a citywide online Public Safety Survey, to find out your safety and security concerns, whether you live or work in Seattle.
The survey will provide Seattle Police Department with detailed reports of concerns in each neighborhood, so police can update community policing plans.
The survey is available now through Nov. 30, and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Tags: crime, safety, Seattle Police Department, Seattle University
October 10th, 2016 by Doree
Update Oct. 13: This Find It, Fix It Community Walk has been postponed due to the severe weather forecast.
Earlier: Mayor Murray will participate in another Find It, Fix it Community Walk this Saturday, in neighboring Crown Hill/Whittier Heights. The walk begins at Baker Park on 14th Avenue NW just south of NW 85th Street.
Neighbors and business owners will take the mayor and other city officials on a two-hour walk through the neighborhood, talking about streets, sidewalks, crime and other neighborhood issues.
In addition, Crown Hill/Whittier Heights community members are invited to apply for up to $5,000 to complete community projects that improve the safety or appearance of their neighborhood. To apply for a Crown Hill/Whittier Heights Community Project Grant, community members can find the application at seattle.gov/finditfixit beginning Friday, October 21 through Monday, November 7.
Lastly, community members don’t have to wait for the walk to report safety needs or city maintenance issues. They can use the Find It, Fix It mobile app.
Tags: crime, crown hill, Find It Fix It, safety, Whittier Heights
October 5th, 2016 by Doree
Several Greenways groups, including Greenwood-Phinney Greenways, are joining together to host a Rally and Remembrance for Safer Streets at 12 p.m. Sunday at the Northgate Community Center 10510 5th Ave. NE. They’re calling on the Seattle City Council to fund $3 million in safety improvements next year.
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 people to highlight the unsettlingly high numbers of serious injuries and fatalities on our streets in the past year.
We’ll gather on Sunday, October 9 at NOON in front of the Northgate Community Center to talk about the urgent need for safe streets.
There have been two tragic bicycle fatalities and a spate of serious-injury pedestrian, bicycle, and car crashes in North Seattle in the past few months. Lives have been taken and others irrevocably altered by these events.
Our City has committed to Vision Zero (zero serious injuries or fatalities by 2030), but the $2.4 million budgeted for this life-saving agenda is not sufficient. #WeCantWait for more serious injuries and fatalities to spur City action.
Gather with us, your North Seattle Greenways groups and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, as we mark these tragedies and needless injuries. Call on the City Council to add $3 million to the budget.
We need to implement safety improvements on major streets in our city, including NE 65th, Lake City Way, Greenwood Ave N, 35th Ave NE, and many others.
Seattle Department of Transportation must also tackle a backlog of 400 spot improvements across the city identified by communities and SDOT for which there is currently little funding.
Our October 9 gathering will be followed by a walk/slow ride to the site of a recent crash.
Please bring flowers from your own garden, or a homemade sign with your message about safe streets. We will have ready-made signs, a map for you to add your ideas and trouble spots, postcards for your messages to the City Council, and a petition (also available at http://bit.ly/2dp6hUR).
Tags: bicyclists, cyclists, Greenwood-Phinney Greenways, pedestrians, safety
September 27th, 2016 by Doree
District 6 City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is hosting a community forum from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday at the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St., to discuss how the city can implement public health and safety solutions proposed by community members at the July 29 Safe and Healthy Communities Public Forum.
Councilmember O’Brien will provide an overview of the proposed solutions and their budget implications. Attendees will then convene in small work groups and provide feedback and input on the proposals and provide additional ideas.
Tags: Councilmember Mike O'Brien, health, safety, Seattle City Council
May 24th, 2016 by Doree
Mayor Ed Murray will lead a Find It, Fix It Community Walk in the Aurora Avenue-Licton Springs area from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. That walk will center on the area around Aurora Avenue North between North 84th and 110th streets. The walk begins at Oak Tree Village Plaza by the movie theater, on Aurora Avenue North between North 100th and North 103rd streets.
Click here for a map of the one-mile walk route with proposed topics at certain locations (i.e., lack of sidewalks, crime, scheduled park improvements, etc.) The walk ends at Lantern Brewery on North 95th Street. City staff will be available for followup questions.
The first 75 people who sign in at the walk will receive a gift bag of city swag. Refreshments will be provided. If you need more information or have questions, contact Hilary Nichols at 206-386-1907 or email@example.com.
In addition, Aurora-Licton residents are invited to apply for up to $5000 to complete community projects that improve the safety or appearance of their neighborhood. To apply for the Aurora-Licton Community Project Grants, community members can find the application at seattle.gov/finditfixit beginning Wednesday, May 25 through Friday, June 10.
If you find safety needs or city maintenance issues, you can report them any time using the Find It, Fix It mobile app. Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store and iPhone users can download it from the App Store.
Tags: Aurora Avenue, crime, Find It Fix It, Licton Springs, Mayor Murray, public safety, safety
February 29th, 2016 by Doree
Licton-Haller Greenways is hosting a follow up to an online survey conducted in January and February about safe routes to the three new schools being built on the old Wilson-Pacific site at 1330 N. 90th St., just across Aurora Avenue from Greenwood. The meeting is from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. in the Blue Building, on the second floor. It is wheelchair accessible via the elevator.
This focus group will look at maps to explore issues and brainstorm potential solutions. Anyone whose child will attend any of the schools, as well as nearby businesses and residents, are encouraged to attend.
Tags: biking, Cascadia Elementary School, Licton Springs K-8, pedestrians, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, Safe Routes to School, safety, traffic, transportation, walking, Wilson-Pacific
January 18th, 2016 by Doree
Several community groups are working together to make safer routes for children to get to school at the three new schools opening in the fall of 2017 at Aurora Avenue North and North 90th Street.
Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, Cascadia Elementary School (Advanced Placement Program) and Licton Springs K-8 will serve about 1,700 students total, including students from Greenwood and Phinney Ridge. Many students will have to cross major streets, including Aurora, 85th, I-5 and 105th/Northgate Way.
The groups already conducted safety audits of the area, and now would like community input on pedestrian safety so they can provide that information to the city’s School Traffic Safety Committee, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Police and the City of Seattle.
Take the survey here. The survey is being conducted by Licton-Haller Greenways, Greenwood-Phinney Greenways and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. At the end of the survey, you can enter a drawing for raffle prizes for gift certificates from Woodlands Pizza, Fred Meyer and other local businesses.
Tags: Cascadia Elementary School, cyclists, Greenwood-Phinney Greenways, Licton Springs K-8, Licton-Haller Greenways, pedestrians, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, safety, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Seattle Public Schools, traffic
January 17th, 2016 by Doree
Following the Bitter Lake neighborhood’s Find It, Fix It Community Walk with Mayor Ed Murray on Nov. 14, several city agencies are making improvements:
- Parks has a contractor lined up and is working with Bitter Lake P-Patch gardeners to coordinate the installation of the gunite encapsulation of the gabions to prevent further injuries
- The North Precinct has increased patrol on Linden Ave
- 3 incidences of graffiti removed
- Parks pruned vegetation along Bitter Lake shoreline
- Traffic calming on N 143rd St (in process)
- Department of Transportation (SDOT) is meeting next week to review the Linden Ave corridor and anticipates key improvements and updates will be made (in process)
SDOT representatives will be present at the Bitter Lake Community Center (13035 Linden Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133) on January 21st, from 7-8pm to address the traffic calming project and additional SDOT improvements in Bitter Lake.
In addition, community groups, using grants distributed as part of the Find It, Fix It Community Walk, are implementing neighborhood projects:
- PTA’s playground cleanup project at Broadview Thomson K-8
- Interpretive sign at Bitter Lake shoreline (in process)
- Community Center art project (in process)
- P-Patch art project (in process)
- What do you love about Bitter Lake? (in process)
As a reminder, please continue to use the Find It, Fix It App to report issues. The app can be found in the iTunes and Google Play stores. In addition, please take our new survey and give us feedback on the walk.
At the Mayor’s Find it Fix it Tour on November 14, 2015 the community expressed strong concerns with traffic on N 143rd St. Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) confirmed this corridor is used as a cut-through route from Aurora to Greenwood. People driving should use N 145th St, one block to the north.
At the meeting on January 21, we will provide traffic data to the community and discuss potential improvements. If the community chooses to pursue improvements, the best funding source is the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund. Project applications are due February 8. Find the application and learn more atwww.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborhood-park-and-street-fund.
Tags: Bitter Lake, Find It Fix It, Mayor Ed Murray, safety
November 16th, 2015 by Doree
The Greenwood Community Council will discuss pedestrian issues at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
Join the Greenwood Community Council to hear from guest speakers and engage in discussion of pedestrian and safety issues including sidewalks, safe routes to schools, dedicated facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. the Interurban Trail), Seattle’s update to the Pedestrian Master Plan, and more.
The recent passage of the Move Seattle Transportation levy will see new investments in Seattle’s pedestrian infrastructure; and Greenwood and North Seattle are sure to see many new pedestrian-focused projects in the coming years. Come out to hear from representatives from the Seattle Department of Transportation, as well as community members engaged in various pedestrian issues.
Tags: greenwood community council, pedestrians, safety, SDOT, seattle department of transportation