For Today

Rainier Valley Greenways Meeting

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways hosts a community discussion about the walking and biking map that Feet First drafted for Rainier Beach and Columbia City. Residents can weigh in before the plans are finalized in October.

Feet First is a nonprofit organization that works to promote walkable communities throughout Washington. Most notably, it created a walking and biking map for the entire Kirkland community with success. Bike Works commissioned the plan after it received a grant from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Rainier Valley Greenways Meeting, Tue, Sept 16, 6:30–7:30pm, Bike Works, 3715 S Hudson St, free

For Wednesday

Cultural Diversity in the Environment

This talk will focus on the importance of incorporating cultural diversity into environmental education. Panelists include Nate Miles, vice president for strategic initiatives at Eli Lilly and Company, Leonard Forsman, chairman of the Suquamish tribe, and Belinda Chin, K–12 education program supervisor for Environmental Learning Centers of Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Cultural Diversity in the Environment, Wed, Sept 17, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Thursday

Real Change Annual Breakfast

The homeless advocacy newspaper is hosting its annual breakfast event while also celebrating its 20th anniversary. Betsy Leondar-Wright, a cross-class activist that argues for social justice, will be in the house along with Real Change vendors, staff, board members, and volunteers. 

This fundraising event will outline Real Change's future plans and celebrate the 20 years that the organization has advocated for Seattle-area homeless.

Real Change Annual Breakfast, Thu, Sept 18, 7:30–9am, Washington State Covention Center, 800 Convention Pl, free (donation suggested)

Advance Notice for September 30

Madison Corridor Rapid Transit Open House

The first meeting regarding the Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project Definition Study will feature a timeline, clarification of existing conditions, and general overview of the project. Seattle Department of Transportation is asking the community to offer insight into transit, pedestrian, and biking improvements that could be made with this project.

The 2012 Seattle Transit Master Plan noted that Madison Street has the potential to be a "high-capacity transit bus rapid transit corridor." Electronic trolley buses would be used in lieu of surface rail for the 2.1-mile route that will start at the Colman ferry dock in downtown and stretch up to 23rd Ave E. 

Madison Corridor Rapid Transit Open House, Tue, Sept 30, 5–7pm, Silver Cloud Hotel, 1100 Broadway, free

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