Looking Out for Road Safety in SLU

When I'm on my way to or through our South Lake Union neighborhood, getting where I'm going safely is important to me. And given all the hustle and bustle on our city streets, being attentive to safe travel—regardless of mode of transportation— is more important than ever. In fact, for your South Lake Union Community Council's transportation committee, it's a priority!

In September of 2013, our community partnered with the City of Seattle, PATH, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UW Medicine and others to pilot a Road Safety Forum launching our City's Neighbors for Road Safety.

Neighbors who attended learned about safety hot spots in and around South Lake Union, the circumstances that contribute to crashes, and what we can each do to improve our safety and the safety of others in our community.

"Whether you are a driver like I am, take the bus or streetcar, ride a bike, or walk, it's important that people understand how to look out for each other," said my colleague and South Lake Union Community Council president Mike McQuaid at a recent Seattle City Hall press conference announcing the initiative. "This program will help us all be more safe."

This year I'm encouraging each of you to help our transportation committee build on the South Lake Union/Uptown Mobility Plan as we partner with the City of Seattle and local organizations such as Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce and others to facilitate this important conversation around mobility and safety in our community.

Please join me in bringing your ideas and concerns to the February 4th South Lake Union Community Council meeting at MOHAI. Or, if you would like to be further involved with improving safety and a part of the transportation dialogue in our neighborhood, please e-mail me today.

See you in the neighborhood!

Robbie Phillips Transportation Committee Chair, South Lake Union Community Council robbiekphillips@gmail.com

Next Meeting

WHAT: South Lake Union Community Council Monthly Meeting

DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2013

TIME: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m

WHERE: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. North, Seattle, WA  98109

GETTING THERE: Walk, pedal or ride the Seattle Streetcar to the Lake Union Park stop. Public parking available through City of Seattle paid street-side parking.

MORE INFO: www.SLUCommunityCouncil.org