Building towards our next phase together
Dear Leafline Trails Coalition supporters,
We took a significant step at our September 23 quarterly meeting towards our network coordination and gap-filling goals, as we workshopped our shared map vision and began to capture the trails network. Our new interactive map, explained in more detail below, will be open for initial comments through Thursday, October 7.
The full meeting summary contains details of our discussion and information about upcoming events (including some this week!). Read on for three timely actions coming out of our meeting...
- Claire Martini, Leafline Project Manager
Leafline Trails Summit schedule is LIVE for October 12-16!
Through three virtual sessions, we'll explore the value of our trails network, assess the state of trails funding; and collaborate on shared challenges. You'll also have the option to join several policy rides this fall, providing a way to gather safely outdoors and highlight critical gaps in the network. While final details are falling into place, we wanted you to be the first to see the schedule. You won't want to miss it!
Growing the Coalition
Welcome to our newly elected Officers—Terry Jungman (Chair), Dianne Iverson (Vice Chair), Cameron Steinback (Secretary), and Warren Jimenez (Treasurer)—and incoming Leadership Group members, including Amy Brockhaus, Kimberly Kinchen, Luke Distelhorst, Mike Town, and Blake Trask. We're also welcoming many new Coalition members, including representatives from Bruce Dees & Associates, MIG, Port of Seattle, Washington Bike Law, WWRC, and others.
Initial map vision comments due October 7
Your feedback will shape our forthcoming subway-style map and inform future conversations about gap-filling, equity, and regional connectivity. The tool is set up to capture point or line-based feedback for data troubleshooting, "big ideas", major spines, and network gaps. Instructions to make comments, details about datasets, and other FAQ can be found in the meeting slides (21-28). To get help with comments or to share a dataset, please reach out.
This map was made possible by the technical expertise of volunteers Hailey Brey and Amy Taylor, as well as Brianne Blackburn, Emily Griffith, Terry Jungman, Nathan Howard, Nathan Schumer, Mike Ullmer, all 30+ members of the Map Vision Working Group, and others who've contributed so far.
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