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Eastside’s Transportation Through Time
April 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
On Wednesday, April 14th at 11:30am the Greater Redmond Transportation Management Association is holding its first Complete Streets Conversation Series exploring the history of mobility on the Eastside of Lake Washington. As our community plans for the future, join us to look back on the history of transportation on the Eastside. Indigenous land use, the Industrial Revolution, housing/development trends, civil rights, and the persistence of structural racism have all been part of the historical context that has shaped our transportation infrastructure. We will explore the “intersectionality” of transportation and what that means for walking, biking, and use of public transit.
“The biggest transportation changes in the Eastside’s history arrive in the next two years. It’s a critical moment to have a conversation on how 10,000 years of transportation history still shape how we get around today,” says Kirk Hovenkotter, Executive Director of the Greater Redmond Transportation Management Association.
The panelists include:
- Warren KingGeorge, the Oral Historian for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, who collects and records oral history from Tribal and Community Members.
- Lorraine McConaghy, a public historian who earned her PhD from the University of Washington. At the Museum of History & Industry and Washington State History Museum, her work as historian and curator has dealt with the events, people, and issues of Washington Territory and Washington State.
- Knute Berger, Editor-at-Large and an award-winning columnist for Crosscut.com, Seattle’s non-profit news site, and host of the KCTS9-TV series of Northwest history shorts, “Mossback’s Northwest.” He is a regular commentator on KUOW and the author of two books: “Pugetopolis” and “Space Needle, Spirit of Seattle.”
The virtual event is being co-hosted by community partners including Cascade Bicycle Club, Transportation Choices Coalition, Eastside for All, Eastside Change Coalition, Eastrail Partners, Complete Streets Bellevue, Seattle Transit Riders Union, Disability Rights Washington, Kirkland Greenways
The event is open to the public. They can RSVP online at: bit.ly/transitevent
Greater Redmond Transportation Management Association is a nonprofit that represents the 100,000 people who work and go to school in Redmond. It advocates for safer streets, frequent transit, and connected trails.