[nfbwatlk] Fw: February Friday Forum - A Solution for the Alaskan Way Viaduct?

Jacob Struiksma lawnmower84 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 30 01:28:42 UTC 2009

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From: Shefali Ranganathan 
To: jacobstruiksma at gmail.com 
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 5:01 PM
Subject: February Friday Forum - A Solution for the Alaskan Way Viaduct?



      FRIDAY FORUM - A Solution for the Alaskan Way Viaduct?  
      The decision's been made and it's a TUNNEL.  Governor Gregoire, King County Executive Ron Sims and Seattle's Mayor Greg Nickels have agreed to replace the failing viaduct with a tunnel.  What will this tunnel look like?  How will we pay for it?  What's in it for transit? When will they take down the viaduct?  Come get answers to these questions and more from our panel.  We'll have representatives from the City of Seattle, King County Metro and Washington Department of Transportation on hand to give you the latest viaduct news and join us for a lively discussion. 

      WHAT: A Solution for the Alaskan Way Viaduct with representatives from the City of Seattle, King County Metro and Washington Department of Transportation
      WHERE: Seattle and King County Public Health Building, 401 5th Ave., Room 115 (first floor)
      WHEN: Friday, February 6, 12:00PM - 1:30PM 

      Join us for a great conversation and as always, feel free to bring your lunch!

      Thank you to our sponsors of the Friday Forum Series
      Vulcan Inc.

      CH2M Hill
      The Boeing Company
      HDR Inc. 

      Jacobs and Associates | IBI Group | HNTB Corporation | Parsons Brinckerhoff
      Bricklin Newman Dold | Christian Sinderman

      Dust off your legislative hats!  Transportation Advocacy Day is around the corner and we need you more than ever to make a difference. This year we are heading down to Olympia to advocate for creating transit oriented communities, more funding for transportation choices, better accesibility for all users including pedestrians and bicyclists, and healthier transportation solutions for kids. 

      WHEN: February 24, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
      WHERE: Trinity Lutheran Church, 2020 Franklin St. SE Olympia 
      REGISTER at http://www.transportationchoices.org/advocacydaysignup.asp.  

      At Advocacy Day you'll have the chance to learn more about transportation issues, meet with legislators, attend hearings, and be a professional lobbyist for a day!  

      Sign up at http://www.transportationchoices.org/advocacydaysignup.asp.  
      Carpools as well as shuttles from the Amtrak station available.  Lunch provided. 

      Transportation Advocacy Day is brought to you by: 
      All Aboard Washington . Bicycle Alliance of Washington . Cascade Bicycle Club . Environment Washington . Feet First . Futurewise . Sierra Club, Cascade Chapter . Transportation Choices Coalition . Uptown Alliance . Washington Environmental Council . Washington Health Foundation . Washington Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity . WashPIRG

      Contact Shefali Ranganathan at 206-329-2336, shefali at transportationchoices.org for more information.


      STREETS FOR PEOPLE Kick-off Forum
      5-7 p.m., Thursday, February 12
      South Lake Union Armory, 860 Terry Ave N. 

      Seattle 's abuzz with people working to improve their neighborhood streets by making them better for walking, biking, transit and trees. What if we could all find each other, so we could learn from and support each other?  Why  --  that would be a MOVEMENT! 

      James Irwin: Organizing in the Obama era.  
      Renee Espiau: New York City Streets Renaissance Campaign. Hear about the amazing changes occurring in New York as local advocates come together to work for change. Discuss how Seattle can create its own campaign to revive great public spaces and lively streets.
      Michael McGinn: Director of Seattle Great City Initiative

      The Streets for People Campaign is dedicated to building a community movement that enhances our quality of life by improving our streets as public places, and prioritizing walking, biking and transit as the "new normal."  This campaign is based on the successful community coalition that passed the Seattle Parks for All Levy. 

      Event Host: Seattle Great City Initiative.  

      Event Sponsors: Cascade Bicycle Club, Feet First, and the Sierra Club.

      CoSponsors: GroundswellNW, UrbanSparks, Sustainable Ballard, Friends of Seattle, Spokespeople, Sustainable NE Seattle, Sustainable Seattle, Sustainable Green Lake, and the SafeWalks Coalition.

      Shefali Ranganathan
      Director of Education and Outreach
      Transportation Choices Coalition
      811 1st Avenue, Suite 626
      Seattle, WA 98104
      Phone: 206.329.2336
      Fax: 206.329.2705

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