by Alison Smith
On a balmy night in late July, the Centilia Cultural Center was packed for Mobility Justice, a live panel hosted by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. As audience members munched on pita bread, presenters called for radically transforming Seattle’s streets to be safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers alike.
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by Ari Robin McKenna
In early November, a big green trailer pulled up, parked, and disgorged dozens of blue kids’ bikes at Louisa Boren STEM K–8 (LB STEM) in West Seattle, the first of Seattle Public Schools’ (SPS) 71 elementary schools that will benefit from the Let’s Go bike program this year.
For the next three weeks, third to fifth graders will learn everything they’ll need to know about how to bike to school by themselves. An SPS press release states, “In addition to the physical fundamentals of helmet safety, balancing, steering, pedaling, and stopping, Let’s Go teaches kids the rules of safe and courteous riding along with skills to cross a street at intersections.”
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