How does the Capitol Hill Eco-District promote healthy living and active transportation? What better way to learn about the myriad efforts underway than from the saddle of your trusty metal steed. Cascadia Green Building Council is partnering with Cascade Bicycle Club and Capitol Hill Housing, celebrating our third ramp-up event to Living Future ’13 with a bike tour of the district. Leaders from the Capitol Hill community will highlight key features designed to address healthy living, walking and biking as part of an integrated environmental performance approach.
The bike tour will finish at a happy hour open to all. Dr. Howard Frumkin, dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health, will join the happy hour to lead a discussion about the relationships between design and health.
Registration (free) required for the bike tour (limited registration). The bike tour meets at Sam's Tavern at 4 PM and will tour until 5 PM (bring you bike!). The tour will end at Sam's Tavern.
Tour Stops, Topics and Speakers
Start at 11th Ave and E Pike St – Sam’s Tavern
Stop 1: 12th Ave and Marion St
Topic: The importance of design and use for creating a great walking environment
Speaker: Ann Schuessler, Chair of the 12th Avenue Stewards
Stop 2: 18th Ave between Jefferson and Cherry Streets
Topic: Neighborhood Greenways, safe streets for people age 8 to 80 to walk and bike
Speaker: Merlin Rainwater, Central Seattle Greenways
Stop 3: Denny Way and 16th Ave
Topic: Group Health Capitol Hill Walk and Talk Program
Speaker: Dr. Rosemary Agostini, Group Health Cooperative
Stop 4: Denny Way and Broadway
Topic: Broadway cycle track
Speaker: Ethan Melone, Rail Transit Manager, SDOT
Stop 5: 11th Ave and Pike St
Topic: 11th Avenue Green Street and Pike Pine Conservation Overlay
Speaker: Lesley Bain, Principal, Weinstein Architects and Urban Designers
Happy hour begins at 5 PM, no registration is required (and is open to all). End at 11th Ave and E Pike St – Sam’s Tavern