RAINIER VALLEY – Mayor McGinn isn’t the only one looking to make the roads safer for bikers and pedestrians. A well-loved south-end organization is gearing up to launch its own Seattle Greenways project in the Rainier Valley.
“Would you like to make the Rainier Valley a fun and inviting place to walk and bike around,” asks Morgan Scherer with Bike Works in Columbia City, “while also providing easy and clear routes for drivers?”
The project, led by Scherer, kicks off with its first community meeting this Fri., Aug 31, from 6 to 7:30 pm, at Bike Works (3709 S. Ferdinand St.), and a second one next Wed., Sept. 5, from 6 to 7:30 at Rainier Beach Library (9125 Rainier Ave. S.).
The group will use the time to mark up maps and talk about what a safe healthy Rainier Valley could look like.
From the announcement:
Draw your favorite biking and walking routes on the Rainier Valley map. Pinpoint the things you love and hate about walking and biking in your neighborhood, or places you think are dangerous. Enjoy the satisfaction of being involved in building a network of safe streets through the Rainier Valley, making it easy and low-stress to get around by foot, car, bus, and bike, for kids, adults, and people of all skill levels.
Once the data has been collected, the group plans to apply for funding to address the issues.
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