Guest Blog with Paulo Nunes-Ueno, Director of  Transportation & Sustainability

If success can be measured in numbers of smiling kids, our Livable Streets Open House was off-the-charts. We tuned up bikes, gave away bike helmets and watched dozens of happy children take a spin around our skills and thrills bike course. The event also succeeded on another level as we once again connected with the community to share information about our Livable Streets Initiative. Thank you to all who attended.

The Livable Streets Initiative is dedicated to making our neighborhood streets safer, more attractive places to bike, walk, drive–and play.  Back in 2010, we held a Livable Streets Workshop and more than 300 people gave us their ideas for projects that would make a difference in the community.

We’re kicking off the first projects this summer, including building Northeast Seattle’s first greenway, installing intelligent transportation systems that use technology to give drivers more information and constructing a host of crossing improvements. For further project detail please visit our Livable Streets page.