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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DVSS’ 2nd Birthday! (and monthly meet-up)
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

DVSS’ 2nd Birthday! (and monthly meet-up)

We’ll be ringing in our community group’s 2nd year with a focus our past accomplishments and discovering our biggest priorities for the year ahead.  Snacks provided. Delicious adult beverages available for purchase. All ages and dog friendly.

Come join us, Third Tuesdays each month 6:30-8PM

Who: Communities of Georgetown & South Park

What: Duwamish Valley Safe Streets monthly strategy session

Where:  Two Beers Brewing Company (4700 Ohio Ave S)

When: Tuesday, August  21st 6:30-8:00pm

Why: To make our neighborhoods (yes, even the industrial parts) better places to walk, bike, live and work!

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Duwamish River Festival / Festival del Río Duwamish
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Duwamish River Festival / Festival del Río Duwamish

The 12th Annual Duwamish River Festival is Saturday August 18th 2018!  Come visit us at our tent and talk about creating safe, healthy, connected streets for people walking, rolling and biking in the Duwamish Valley.  Have fun making your own button with our button maker machine and play our crazy new mini-golf game, "Streets for Peeps!"

 

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South Park Putts Out
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

South Park Putts Out

  • 800 South Thistle Street Seattle, WA, 98108 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come check out the DVSS themed putting hole - "Streets For Peeps"!

Putts Out takes place one night only on: Tuesday August 7th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm  as part of the National Night Out Against Crime block party. It's free, kid friendly, and open to everyone. 

Free food and drink provided by the South Park Community Center. Free music provided by DJ Luscious Leopard Lips and Los Chapitos del Ranch. 

Free mini-golf course provided by your friends and neighbors. Come on down! 

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DVSS July Meet-UP 2018
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

DVSS July Meet-UP 2018

Hey! People interested in creating healthy streets for people to walk, bike and roll on in South Park and Georgetown - We meet the third Tuesday of each month. Meet in the South Park Community Center's "Teen Room" July 17th at 6:30pm  Snacks!

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DVSS May Meet-Up 2018
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

DVSS May Meet-Up 2018

  • We’ll all meet in front of the South Park Information and Resource Center (*Read event discription!) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Since July 2016, Duwamish Valley Safe Streets has been a place for neighbors to meet other neighbors wanting to make our streets great for walking, biking and having fun.  We meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

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April 2018 Meet-Up @ Two Beers Brewing Co.
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

April 2018 Meet-Up @ Two Beers Brewing Co.

Come join us, Third Tuesdays each month 6:30-8PM

Who: Communities of Georgetown & South Park

What: Duwamish Valley Safe Streets monthly strategy session

Where:  Two Beers Brewing Company (4700 Ohio Ave S)

When: Tuesday, April 17th 6:30-8:00pm

Why: To make our neighborhoods (yes, even the industrial parts) better places to walk, bike, live and work!

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Ride the SR 99 Viaduct and I-5 Express Lanes!
Apr
8
6:00 AM06:00

Ride the SR 99 Viaduct and I-5 Express Lanes!

SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018

A new once-in-a-lifetime route!

Join 7,000+ of your friends for the third edition of the Emerald City Ride presented by Kaiser Permanente. This year's route will be another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, giving registered riders the opportunity to bike on the SR 99 Viaduct and I-5 Express Lanes, both closed to vehicle traffic. 

Choose from a 12-mile full loop or 3-mile out and back on the Viaduct. Both routes will have views that can't be beat and access to roads normally not available to people riding bicycles. This ride is intended to be accessible to everyone who enjoys riding a bicycle!

Registered riders will receive a commemorative souvenir as a giveaway and we will have t-shirts available for purchase. Both routes are fully supported and the longer route will feature a rest stop with tasty treats. Ride details.

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February 2018 Meet-up!
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

February 2018 Meet-up!

  • Friends of Georgetown History Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friends of Georgetown History Museum: 6206 Carleton Ave South (MAP)

New regular meeting time!  Third Tuesdays each month 6:30-8PM

Who: Communities of Georgetown & South Park

What: Duwamish Valley Safe Streets monthly strategy session 

Where:  Friends of Georgetown History Museum: 6206 Carleton Ave South (MAP)

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

Why: We want to create a connected network of safe & fun streets good to walk and bike on!

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Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

January 2018 Meet-up!

  • South Park Community Center -Teen Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Happy New Year, everyone! 

It’s time for the January meet up for DVSS, 3rd Wednesday, as usual. We have the Teen Room reserved at the South Park Community Center. Bring a snack and/or drink, if you can. 

We will be discussing the group goals for 2018  as well as voting on leadership positions. Please plan to attend and bring a friend! 

Hope to see you there! 

Who: Communities of Georgetown & South Park

What: Duwamish Valley Safe Streets monthly strategy session 

Where:  South Park Community Center. Teen Room (8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108)

When: Wednesday, January 17th 6:30-8:00pm

Why: We want to make our neighborhoods safe & fun for biking and walking!

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Monthly DVSS Meeting - November 2017
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Monthly DVSS Meeting - November 2017

This month Michael Lewis and the UW crew return for a second time to share more about their design projects based on input from DVSS and others in the community.  Likelihood of pizza slices being offered at this meet-up are high.

Duwamish Valley Safe Streets is a group of Georgetown and South Park neighbors causing safer streets for people of all ages and abilities who walk, bike and roll in and around our neighborhoods. We’re into things like sidewalks,crosswalks, safe routes to school,streets into parks, speed limits, street lighting, tactical urbanism,  safe bike routes, and causing the Georgetown to South Park Trail!  If you are too, stop by one of our upcoming meet-ups held at a local, all ages venue (that often serve adult beverages too).

3rd Wednesday of the month 6:30—8:00 p.m. 

For the location of this month’s meet-up: www.dvsafestreets.org/calendar/

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5th & Cloverdale Walk-Shop
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

5th & Cloverdale Walk-Shop

  • 5th Ave S and S Cloverdale St Seattle, WA 98108 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Greetings, neighbors!

Duwamish Valley Safe Streets invites neighbors to explore the creation of a safe walking and bicycling connection between the 5th and Cloverdale intersection and the Cloverdale Business Park, home to Tin Dog Brewing, La Toscanella, Break Time Deli, and more.

After walking the site, we’ll discuss enhancement opportunities for this intersection, including landscaping and functional artwork to create a welcoming gateway to South Park's west entry.

 

Wednesday 9/27

6pm – Gather at the 5th & Cloverdale intersection + Introductions

6:15pm – Walk and Talk

7pm – Convene and Collaborate at Suyama Peterson Deguchi: 8601 8th Avenue South

8pm- Adjourn

For more information, or to request accommodation or translation, contact Jodi Mack at Duwamish Valley Safe Streets dvsafestreets@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

 

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