Tanya Seaman (b. 1967, d. 2022) will forever be remembered as a force to be reckoned with. Tanya was a longtime resident of Madison Square and a fierce advocate for environmentalism, sustainability, reducing car dependence and promoting vision zero. She is truly the embodiment of “think globally, act locally”. Some of Tanya’s many accomplishments in our neighborhood include leadership on the Safe Pathways to our Schools project to bring street murals to our elementary schools and organizing for the 22nd street protected bike lane. In addition to her work on vision zero, she was a longtime PHS Tree Tender leader and past chair of the SOSNA Economic Development Committee. She also authored a Climate Action Platform for Philadelphia, which is a bold vision for the city to address the climate crisis. Before her time working in activism, she was a founder of PhillyCarShare.
Tanya impacted so many lives in our neighborhood in a positive way. Her focus on education and communication to teach people there is a better way was very effective at opening minds. We will forever be grateful for her work. Stay tuned, in the coming weeks SOSNA will propose a way to remember Tanya permanently in our neighborhood. If you would like to become active in our Vision Zero committee or learn more about our plans to remember Tanya, please email email@example.com
Tanya impacted so many lives in our neighborhood in a positive way. Her focus on education and communication, teaching people there is a better way, was very effective at opening minds. We will forever be grateful for her work. We are raising funds to honor Tanya which will be used for artwork for the SOSNA Triangles, a project she cared deeply about.