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Updated July 2, 2015

Thank you for seven years of fun in Seattle's streets!

After seven years of Summer Streets, we've decided to re-energize and reconnect with the original aim and vision of getting people out walking and biking. We're excited to announce a new event series – Seattle Summer Parkways. Just like Summer Streets, events will be free and family-friendly.

Summer Parkways will focus on highlighting our growing network of neighborhood greenways – residential streets that we're making safer and calmer for all travelers – and their connections to amenities like parks and community centers.

We're essentially taking elements of Summer Streets and of the City's longstanding Bicycle Sunday program and merging them into one really rad event. We're planning two events in September 2015 (Central District and Ballard) that will each be several miles long. Along each route, we'll be partnering with Seattle Parks and many other organizations to develop activities and events at neighborhood parks.

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What does this mean for the four Summer Streets events we've hosted for the past several years?

This year, we're providing some support to community organizations and individuals who want to keep the spirit and fun of Summer Streets going. In the midst of all our new planning, we weren't able to work anything out for our West Seattle and Ballard events (usually in May).

But folks in PhinneyWood and the Rainier Valley are pulling together some great events this August:

  • Rainier Valley Heritage Parade and Festival: Saturday, August 15
    Parade begins at Noon, should end by 1:30 PM. Street festival follows immediately, ending at 4:30 PM.
    Questions? Contact Susan Davis with the Rainier Valley Chamber of Commerce at or (206) 725-2010.

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