Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Cathy Tuttle

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Cathy is the Executive Director of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. She builds relationships between city government officials, nonprofits, and Seattle Neighborhood Greenway’s extensive coalition of volunteers in order to plan, advocate, and activate a safe and comfortable street network for all. She is a thought leader in safe streets and has published papers on bicycle and pedestrian design and safety issues. Cathy has a Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning from the University of Washington and a certificate from Portland State University in Bicycle Facilities Planning and Design.
In an effort to continue providing great content, programming, advocacy,  and analysis, we’re running a fundraising drive this week at The Urbanist. We think what we do is pretty valuable, but you don't have to take our word for it. Below is a testimonial from Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Board...
Every life is precious, and over the course of a year, thousands of lives in Seattle are impacted by traffic violence. In just the past few months in Seattle, two young parents were hit and killed by people driving, people young and old were maimed for life crossing the street,...
The hats and color were the symbols of unity. Your signs were the big beautiful surprise. You brought tens of thousands of unique signs to the #WomxnsMarchSeattle on Saturday, with messages that intersected and reflected, but were never the same. America is a messy, curious place, constantly embracing new ideas and people...
Janette Sadik-Khan, you are wrong. Mayors around the world may be looking enviously at Seattle, but they aren’t looking enviously at our streets clogged with cars, our missing sidewalks, or our broken bike networks. They’re looking at Seattle’s stunning natural scenery and the tech companies that are coming of age here....
We passed the Move Seattle Levy!! The future of living in Seattle suddenly seems a lot more hopeful. We’ll be repairing bridges, repaving roads, replacing broken signals and signs. Important as it is to maintain what we have, we passed a nearly billion dollar transportation levy because we’re ready to transform...
Lane width helps to control speed on urban streets. People driving tend to slow when streets are narrow. Urban Streets The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) recommends a default of 10-foot lanes. “Lane widths of 10 feet are appropriate in urban areas and have a positive impact on a street’s safety without...
The Seattle ROWIM or Right Of Way Improvement Manual may be the most important acronym guiding the development of Seattle streets today. How wide are sidewalks required to be? Where can driveways go? What sorts of street lighting do developers need to provide around new condo buildings? These questions are always...
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, whether they are rich or poor, black or white, young or old, and that we are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. We the people recognize that...