Calendar time: At City Hall this Friday a transportation summit will look at Puget Sound’s future transportation matrix, and how bike and other alternative forms will figure in. Here’s Cascade Bicycle Club’s take. Please come and share your views!
Town Hall: Visioning the Puget Sound Region’s Transportation Future. Part III – State and Federal Perspectives
Friday, Aug. 7, noon – 1:30 p.m.
City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
5th Avenue between Cherry and James St.
Two months ago, Cascade Executive Director Chuck Ayers drew applause at the first of three town halls when he shared an uncomfortable truth: we will not see much progress on transportation in the next 30 years without dedicating far more resources to transit, bicycling and walking. Simply widening highways is the wrong path. Cascade has reached out to our representatives for a new federal transportation bill that will help meet our needs for more bikeable, walkable communities.
Join our legislators and policy staff for a discussion on what it will take at the federal and state level to address our transportation challenges. This is your chance to ask the tough questions to:
• Senator Mary Margaret Haugen, 10th Legislative District, Chair of the Washington State Senate Transportation Committee
• Representative Judy Clibborn, 41st Legislative District, Chair of the Washington State House Transportation Committee
• Sheila Babb, Deputy State Director, Office of U.S. Senator Patty Murray
• Jennifer Ziegler, Executive Policy Advisor on Transportation, Office of Governor Christine Gregoire
As always, feel free to bring your lunch.
This town hall series is brought to you by Transportation Choices Coalition, Futurewise, WashPIRG, Sierra Club Cascade Chapter, Bicycle Alliance of Washington, Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle Transit Blog, Feet First, Commute Seattle and Zipcar