Several Capitol Hill community groups are working together to host a free training for anyone who wants to learn how to advocate and organize for safer streets Sunday. Afterwards, attendees will immediately put their new knowledge into action by heading out to businesses in the neighborhood to help gather support for safer streets and connected bike lanes.
“We want people to come to it and know that advocating for themselves isn’t a scary thing,” Marley Blonsky of the Capitol Hill Community Council told Kaylee Osowski at Capitol Hill Seattle.
The idea came from Capitol Hill Renters Initiative, Alex Brennan told CHS. Since, the Community Council, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Cascade Bicycle Club have all joined to help.
The training starts at 2 p.m. in the “Pike/Pine Room” on the second floor of the 12th Ave Arts building. After an hour inside, people will hit the streets for two hours to build support.
There are many safe streets and bike connection needs on Capitol Hill, but protected bike lanes connecting Broadway to downtown is the most pressing. The One Center City effort is working on such a plan, and business support will be important to make sure it happens.