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Other cities around the world are making drastic changes to their streets to make them more livable, more comfortable and safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized users. How does Seattle stack up? Are we moving beyond our automobile dependence at the rate of these other cities, or are we dragging our feet?
Come out to Wallingford at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 and watch a series of short “Streetfilms” about what transportation officials and communities around the world are doing to make their streets safer and their communities more livable. The evening is part of the Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies series; the viewing will be followed by discussion of the films and of Seattle’s Proposition 1, which, if passed, will fund a lot of the exciting changes in Seattle, including faster and more reliable transit, more sidewalks, street repairs and some bicycle infrastructure.
Heading up the discussion will be panelists Timothy Harris (Executive Director of Real Change), Mike O’Brien (Seattle City Councilmember), Cathy Tuttle (Spokespeople Coordinator), Lisa Quinn (Director of Feet First) and Craig Benjamin (Cascade Bicycle Club’s Policy and Government Affairs Manager).
See you there!
Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ
5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle
0.4 miles west of the I-5 NE 50th St. Exit – Metro Bus Routes 16, 26 & 44
Admission to Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies is FREE of charge and open to the public. Donations are kindly accepted.
“The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.”
For the production of the film “21 and Over,” a small section of the Burke-Gilman Trail at UW Rainier Vista may be closed for film production Monday, Sept 26 – Friday Sept. 29. Detour routes are in place (see maps here.) For questions or comments, please contact UW Commuter Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Sept 23, 6 p.m.
$10/adult, $5/student Tickets available at the door
Charles Wright Academy 7723 Chambers Creek Road W
Tacoma, WA 98467 [map it!]
If you missed our showing of With My Own Two Wheels this summer, you’ve got another chance to check it out TONIGHT. The film, which is currently being shown across the country and internationally as part of Bicycle Film Festival, features five incredible stories about the life-changing power of a bicycle. Shot on location in Zambia, Ghana, India, Guatemala and California, the film includes breathtaking regional footage and inspirational narratives that highlight the impact a bicycle can have in improving a life.
This special showing is being put on by the students of Charles Wright Academy for World Bicycle Relief. Since 2005, World Bicycle Relief has provided 87,265 bicycles to people in developing nations. They work with local assemblers to produce heavy duty bicycles designed to withstand rugged roads while carrying up to 200 pounds of cargo. As part of their current project, they’re working to provide 50,000 bicycles to improve rural Zambian children’s access to education.
Charles Wright Academy has already raised $7,000 to support this project, with the goal of raising a total of $14,000, and they plan to send five students to Zambia in February to help assemble and distribute the bikes. Come out this Friday to see an awesome movie and support a great cause!
The Way Bobby Sees It
Friday, July 15, 7 p.m.
REI – Seattle store
Bobby McMullen is a legally blind downhill mountain bike racer. He has a guide who rides in front of him to shout out turns and obstacles, and from what I’ve heard from people who have ridden with him he’s not only an incredibly talented rider, but more aggressive than many who have the benefit of seeing the obstacles coming up on them.
Bobby lives in California and will be in town on Friday, July 15 on his way up to Crankworx, so this is is a pretty rare opportunity to meet him in person. We’ll also be showing a film about Bobby’s preparation for and competition in the 2007 Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Race, a 17-mile course said to be the country’s most challenging downhill race.
We’re putting this on in partnership with Outdoors for All and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. Let me know if you’d like more info. What this guy does is so incredible that I can’t imagine anyone who shows up not being completely amazed by it. People can pre-purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.