August BBQ Meetup
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

August BBQ Meetup

This month, as always, we will be meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, Tuesday August 20th at 6:30 pm at the Duwamish Waterway Park.

As summer is winding down this will be an informal gathering of neighbors from Georgetown, South Park and supporters of safe streets far and wide.

Please join us for a BBQ of hot dogs and hamburgers, meeting neighbors, enjoying the final days of summer and celebrating all that we've accomplished as a group this year.

RSVP requested to be sure we have enough food to go around! *** https://www.facebook.com/events/373299880001850/ ***

Bringing some food or drink to share is welcome but not necessary. Food and drink will be provided according to RSVP numbers.

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Group Ride to the Bike Plan Meeting
Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

Group Ride to the Bike Plan Meeting

Want a safe, flat, bike route from South Park and Georgetown to downtown? Or to light rail? Let's ride to the city meeting tonight and Let SDOT know!

Riders will depart from in front of all City Coffee.

Bike Route is 1.7 miles with a 230ft gain in elevation. This route requires riding in the street with general traffic on arterial streets. There are sharrows, and bike lanes for a majority of the route. Riders are responsible for their own safety, equipment and will participate assuming responsibility and risks of riding on Seattle's streets. Lights, helmet strongly encouraged.
From All City Coffee -> 12th Ave S, S Bailey Street, 13th Ave S, S Albro Bridge, Swift Ave S, S Myrtle, Beacon Ave Trail, 28th Ave S, S Frontenac Street -> Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S Myrtle St. https://goo.gl/maps/4w3tVpngyxxErUp76

Bus Route 107 follows nearly the same route and leaves every 30 minutes from 13th and Bailey.

Building a safe bike route from Georgetown to the southern terminus of the SODO Trail (and light rail) was a recommended top priority by Seattle’s Bicycle Advisory Board — but it isn't mentioned in the draft for the 2019 to 2024 Bicycle Implementation Plan.

Once the South Park to Georgetown trail is complete, the proposed link thru GT will make it safer to bike from South Park to downtown. The City has removed this priority from the latest draft.

Help the City avoid creating another missing link!

Let SDOT know your thoughts on it!
In person tonight.
Or email by tomorrow (April 30th)! ccbike@seattle.gov

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/330495897612442/

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Last DVSS meet-up at Napoli Pizza
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Last DVSS meet-up at Napoli Pizza

Someone once said that the only thing that is constant, is constant change.

Join us for what will likely be our last time meeting up at South Park’s famous Napoli Pizzeria (they are closing soon) 😟.

Please come and say a big THANKS to our fearless leader, Lisa Black, as she concludes her incredible volunteer service to DVSS! 👏🏼

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South Park Safe Streets Projects Open House with Seattle Department of Transportation.  Un evento con información sobre proyectos de seguridad para peatones y ciclistas...
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

South Park Safe Streets Projects Open House with Seattle Department of Transportation. Un evento con información sobre proyectos de seguridad para peatones y ciclistas...

Tuesday, Feb 19 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the South Park Community Center

South Park Safe Streets Projects Open House with Seattle Department of Transportation.

Un evento con información sobre proyectos de seguridad para peatones y ciclistas que se están planeando en South Park.

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January Meet Up 2019!
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

January Meet Up 2019!

Join us every Third Tuesday, each month from 6:30-8PM!

Who: People who live, work or play in Georgetown & South Park

What: Duwamish Valley Safe Streets monthly strategy session

Where:  Jellyfish Brewing (917 South Nebraska Street) All Ages.

When: Tuesday, November 20th, 6:30-8:00pm

Why: To make our neighborhoods better places to walk, bike, live and work by prioritizing safe street investments!


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SouthEnders Safe Streets Soiree!
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

SouthEnders Safe Streets Soiree!

Rainier Valley Greenways, Beacon Hill Safe Streets & Duwamish Valley Safe Streets thought we should get together before the end of 2018 and have fun getting better acquainted!  Enough with meetings! Lets have a soiree (party)!

Lowercase’s Taproom in the Georgetown neighborhood is kid (and dog) friendly. Bring your family, bring a friend!  There will be snacks, drinks and lovely people who all imagine a Seattle connected by safe healthy streets for people!  You should be there.

PLEASE, RSVP HERE.

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Please Support DVSS this #GivingTuesday!
Nov
27
12:01 AM00:01

Please Support DVSS this #GivingTuesday!

If each person reading this message would take just 10 minutes, this Tuesday, November 27th, to make any size donation to support Duwamish Valley Safe Streets’ two main projects, it will easily guarantee that volunteers have the funds to continue creating stronger neighborhood partnerships that can bring public investment needed to create connected streets that are safe and healthy for all people to walk, ride, roll, and play on!

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DVSS November Meet-Up 2018
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

DVSS November Meet-Up 2018

Join us every Third Tuesday, each month from 6:30-8PM!

Who: People who live, work or play in Georgetown & South Park

What: Duwamish Valley Safe Streets monthly strategy session

Where:  South Park Community Center in the North Social Room. (8319 8th Ave S)

When: Tuesday, November 20th, 6:30-8:00pm

Why: To make our neighborhoods better places to walk, bike, live and work by prioritizing safe street investments!

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Bike Scouting - Georgetown Sodo Connections
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Bike Scouting - Georgetown Sodo Connections

Thank you everyone who said they were interested in bike scouting potential routes for safe comfortable bikeways between Georgetown and anticipated safe bike infrastructure in Sodo. 


Our first bike scouting will be this Sunday morning, November 4th, 9am to 11:30am.

We’ll meet at the new Starbucks on Michigan.

Here’s a link to add this calendar event to your calendar.
To help create a scouting route plan, use this Map where you can add route path ideas and see a layer with some Bike Master Planing routes too. Please feel free to add your route ideas to the map.


*** Nov 4th is the start of Daylight Savings Time!  Be sure to set your clocks back 1 hour when you go to bed on Nov. 3rd! ***
Wish for good weather 🌤 but dress for 🌧☃️ conditions in case.

Bring your bike and be prepared to ride safely! If you have camera equipment for taking pics and video and want to help capture route info pictorially, that could be very helpful for sharing our discoveries with others later.

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DVSS October Meet-UP 2018
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

DVSS October Meet-UP 2018

This Month’s Topics Include:

  • We’ll talk with Cayce James from Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development about the “Outside City Wide” project and upcoming workshop around Open Space and Connectivity in South Park.

  • Efforts to help the Duwamish Tribe with creating safe routes for people walking and biking to the Duwamish Longhouse.

  • Neighbors have started organizing to push for a safe bike route between Georgetown and Downtown. Hear about the Oct. 9th meeting, next steps and how to get involved.

  • DVSS has a brand new logo!

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Building the Cycling City: Dutch Lessons for Seattle
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Building the Cycling City: Dutch Lessons for Seattle

Around the world, countries marvel at Dutch cycling culture and infrastructure while an unfortunate “that would never work here” attitude prevents real change from happening in most U.S. cities, including our own. But the Dutch overcame many of the same challenges as other car-clogged cities like Seattle, and their story is an important model for moving us toward a more human-scale, bike-friendly future.

Join Melissa and Chris Bruntlett for a fun, visual, and interactive discussion. They’ll share the triumphs and challenges of the Dutch cycling story, show how some of the ideas are already being adopted in global cities, and draw out concrete lessons for Seattle to follow their lead.

Following the Bruntletts’ inspiring, photo-rich presentation of what other cities are doing, a lively, solution-focused panel will bring the ideas home to Seattle and ask, “What will it really take to get there?”

Link to RSVP: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/pbGj2T7q_l85eTWmKz23lg

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Parking Day Seattle 2018
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Parking Day Seattle 2018

https://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/public-space-management-programs/park(ing)-day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual global placemaking event in which community members lead the temporary transformation of parking spaces into people spaces. Taking place every third Friday of September, Seattle’s participation in PARK(ing) Day gives residents an opportunity to reimagine how streets can be used. Originating as a grassroots movement, the initiative has served as a way to repurpose public space and allows for communities to add park space where it is currently limited. In Seattle, we want to encourage communities to use streets as sites for public expression and creative experimentation, as well as for enjoyment and to promote health and wellness.

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