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Sidewalk advocates hold forum tonight

Councilmember Nick Licata is co-sponsoring a forum tonight with Safe Walks, a coalition of citizens, neighborhoods and advocacy groups. Safe Walks is seeking safe pedestrian passageways throughout the city, especially in neighborhoods such as Greenwood. For example, a piece of sidewalk is going in on 90th at Dayton, connecting a break in a very thin network there:

The forum will help identify sidewalk needs citywide and start to identify funding for those needs. Representatives from the Seattle Department of Transportation, Feet First, and neighborhoods around Seattle will be attending the event.

This is a great opportunity for anyone concerned about the lack of sidewalks north of 85th Street, as well as safe pedestrian crossings. Licata is also soliciting feedback on “critical crossings” important to people’s safety (Greenwood and 105th is on the list).

The forum is being held at Seattle City Hall, 600 First Ave., in the Bertha Knight Landes Room on the First Floor.