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November 14, 3:59 PM click here to comment > 1

Road Safety Summit: tomorrow night at Northgate Community Center

Mayor Mike McGinn and members of the Seattle City Council have convened a Road Safety Summit to listen to what the public has to say about safety on Seattle roads. The Road Safety Summit’s goal is to create a shared citywide commitment to safety on our streets and develop concrete next steps for safer streets for all.

Our next public forum is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15th, 6-8 pm at the Northgate Community Center  (10510 5th Avenue Northeast, Seattle WA 98125)

RSVP now.

We hope to see you there. But if you can’t make it, you can contribute online as well. By the end of the day on November 23rd, go online to provide your thoughts and ideas on how to improve safety on Seattle streets.
You will be asked to review traffic safety data and then give your answers to these three questions:

1. What do you think are the highest priority safety problems to solve on Seattle roads?
2. What do you think are the most important things to do to make Seattle roads safer?
3. We often talk about what government can do to promote safety. What are the ways that groups and   individuals can promote safety?

These forums consist of a short presentation of background data and then discussions about these three questions in smaller groups. You will submit your comments at the end of the discussion period.
There is also one more Road Safety Summit meeting after the public forum:
Monday, December 12th in the Bertha Knight Landes room at Seattle City Hall (600 4th Ave, Seattle WA 98104). This final meeting will be an opportunity to hear what the next steps are for Road Safety in Seattle.

Host your own meeting
Schedule a meeting before November 23rd with friends, neighbors, a community group or others you know and get their input on road safety. See our site for materials and instructions about hosting your own meeting.

Questions? Check out the Road Safety Summit website.

Posted by: Words: April Thomas, Pictures: Jen Nance


Comment from Julian Argel
Time November 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm

A. Cars & bicycles don’t mix.
B. Bicycles need to have separate lanes with guardrail barriers.
C. Require bicycle riders to learn car traffic rules if it’s insisted they be in car/truck traffic.