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Greenwood Community Council walking tour

September 16th, 2008 · Comments

(Note: Meeting starts with a walking tour this month.  We’ll meet up at the liquor store at Greenwood Ave N and N 93rd St and wind back to the library after the tour.  Tour begins at 7pm sharp.)

The Greenwood Community Council September meeting focus will be neighborhood transportation issues. 

Primary Goal: A Complete Street for Greenwood Avenue from N 93rd to N 105th

7:00 – 8:30pm

Our guest for this main meeting agenda item will be Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark.  Councilmember Clark has graciously accepted our invitation to join us for our meeting which will begin at 7pm at the  liquor store on Greenwood Ave N and N 93rd.   We will navigate our way north through the sometimes third world conditions of the roadway edge where the sidewalks end on the east side of Greenwood N from  N 93rd.  We’ll continue up to N 105th and then cross over (at various locations just to remember what is really happening at those uncontrolled intersections crossing 4 moving vehicular lanes where vehicles travel at a posted speed of 35mph and reality speeds of sometimes over 50mph) and continue south to where the sidewalks end at N 97th on the west side past the Greenwood Food Bank at the Salvation Army.  We’ll then catch the #5 back to the library at 7:45 (stragglers catch a bus at about 8pm) where the meeting will continue.  In addition to Sally Clark, a capital projects manager from SDOT will join us as well as Victor Obeso, a Metro representative.  Officials will stay with us back at the library for 30 minutes while Sally helps us to plan our path forward to an SDOT capital project that would complete the street in the toured areas that are lacking some essential transportation infrastructure.    Please invite anyone and everyone who cares about a complete street for Greenwood Ave N from 93rd to 105th.  Don’t hesitate to invite / bring your children, parents, elderly neighbors, and others who use this part of the street right of way or have sympathy for those who do.  IMO we’re very overdue for this important transportation segment and we’ve done our homework    Please help be tireless with our requests for a capital project to fix this problem and create the option of safe and sane pedestrian and transit rider mobility for all people in Greenwood or travelling through Greenwood.    

Other Transportation Topics to Mention / Discuss:

8:00 – 8:05

Introductions:

Welcome new Points of Contact: Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce:  Michele Persinger & Leisl Mordhorst

Please Note: If you are a point of contact for a Greenwood Community Council affiliated group, please consider bringing a 1 paragraph monthly update from your group to the meeting or email one by September 20th it to our Scribe, Toby Tyler Hilden, tthilden@gmail.com for inclusion in our e-letter and website.  Thank you, Toby.

8:05 – 8:30

Discussion with Sally Clark, SDOT, and Metro about Greenwood Ave N

 8:30 – 8:35

Pass the Hat:

Please bring a small cash contribution (if you can) to the meeting to donate to Greenwood Community Council (a five or less).  The money will be deposited by the Treasurer, Shelly Retchless, and dispersed this month to our webmaster, Susan Cunningham for use to pay our domain fees and associated website costs for our Greenwood Community Council website http://www.greenwoodcommunitycouncil.org   Thank you, Susan.

 8:35 – 8:45

Pedestrian Master Plan

Walking Preference Survey

 8:45 – 9:00

Update from Greater Greenwood Bi/Ped Safety Coalition

Can we be car-free on some of our streets on some / special days next year?

Park(ing) Day September 19th

Do we have a NMF project to cook up with a transportation theme?

Metro:  shelter requests, adopt a stop, can we please get rid of the Metro stop at N 85th and Linden Ave N?

 9:00 – 9:05

Update on Sidewalk Projects on Fremont Ave N

 9:05 – 9:10

Update on Greenwood Sidewalks

9:10 – 9:20

District Council

Mercer St Update from District Council

Agenda for next District Council meeting

9:20 – 9:30

Round Robin

Greenwood transportation raves and rants

9:30 – 10:30

Discover Greenwood

A no-host social hour after the meeting at Pig N Whistle.  

Thank you for your participation in the Greenwood Community Council.  Special thanks to Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark, SDOT officials, and Victor Obeso from Metro. 

Kate Martin, Greenwood Community Council President

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