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SDOT seeks feedback as Greenway construction reaches completion

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on March 31st, 2016

SDOT is looking for local feedback now that the construction of the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway is complete.

“Thanks to all for their patience during construction. Please take a few minutes to complete our online post-construction communications survey and let us know how we did communicating with you during construction,” writes Ballard Greenways Project Manager CJ Holt.

SDOT confirms that there are still a few minor tasks to complete along the greenway and locals may still see crews in the area.

Some of the tasks include:

  • Completion of sign installation and road striping
  • Making drainage repairs at the northeast corner of 17th Ave NW and NW 65th St
  • Installation of additional signs on 17th Ave NW at NW Market St to further clarify new traffic restrictions at the intersection
  • New signal at NW Dock Pl and Leary Ave NW to be turned on by Seattle City Light

The SDOT Neighborhood Greenways program will complete an evaluation of the greenway later this spring/summer to help decide if any adjustments need to made.

“Throughout design and construction we’ve heard from suggestion from many of you about areas and features to evaluate. We’ve passed those comments along to the greenways program for consideration during their review” says Holt.

Locals who have questions or additional comments the greenway can contact the Neighborhood Greenways Program Manager Summer Jawson at (206) 684-8264 or via email at

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10 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Pam // Mar 31, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Traffic enforcement is required at intersection of 17th and Market. Most vehicles are ignoring right/left turn only.

  • 2 skipoar // Mar 31, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Vehicles still head north on 17th by the post office

  • 3 He Hate Me // Mar 31, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    People driving vehicles don’t stop for the stop signs. People driving vehicles don’t stop for people in the crosswalks.
    But that’s not just on the greenway. That’s everywhere.
    At least they finally put the post office box on the island at the post office!
    They really need to do some street patching, especailly on Market Street.
    And what’s taking so long to turn on the stop light on Leary? People driving vehicles will actually speed up if you try to use the crosswalk there.

  • 4 Percy // Mar 31, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    But what about all the car thefts??

    Clearly Ballard is being swept under the rug because burglary of cars is up.

    Call me hysterical, because that is what in fact I am. I think my partner is also messing with the lights in our house just to play with my mind.

    When I see car thievery increase to such a level then surely it must be City Council Member Mike O’Brien’s war on cars to allow our precious vehicles parked in the street get pilfered time an time again.

  • 5 Biff Sparky // Apr 1, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Input from who? Stacking the deck to get what you want is government at it’s best/worst. But folks here don’t seem to mind the fact they are all part of this giant petri dish. As in being tools. So you like your bike. BFD. Time to license and display it, like boaters are REQUIRED to. As in “pay for play”. But then again, the scales are tipped by all you do-gooders who aren’t part of ay problem, right? When you all point those fingers, there are those other bothersome 3, aimed right back at you.

  • 6 Obvious // Apr 1, 2016 at 8:54 am

    The traffic island at 57th should be blocking southbound 17th, not northbound 17th. NOBODY cuts through northbound, it doesn’t make logistical sense. It would require a left off of 15th and then a left onto 15th, which probably costs more time than it saves.

    Going south in the morning, it’s a simple right off 15th, cut down 17th, then another right onto 15th and you’ve avoided the light at 15th and Market! The island should have been on the southside of 58th and 17th, blocking southbound 17th. Of course, I don’t think a traffic island was even necessary in either case.

    Of course, I tried communicating this thought the planning, design and construction phases and got zero response, not even an explanation.

    But hey, they had just enough money to open a book of greenway improvements, pick a couple stock improvements and build them, but no money to do any studies and just do a couple ceremonial outreaches.

    Disclaimer: I’ve biked 17th daily for a decade.

  • 7 It's All A Conspiracy! // Apr 1, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    @5 Biff – your ignorance is immense. Real Estate taxes pay for roads. Bikers pay for roads. Bikers subsidize drivers. You need to start paying your way or get off your fat lazy rear end and get on a bike.

  • 8 coryclassic // Apr 4, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    The concrete barrier on 17th and 57th creates a hazard for both drivers and cyclists.

    They force cyclists to enter the lane of traffic thus increasing the risk of conflict between the vehicle and the bike.

    14th and Market has a similar, if not worse, barrier. That one forces cyclists to move left into the lane of traffic to avoid the concrete curb. That move to the left happens at a time a driver wouldn’t expect a cyclist to do that. It highly increases the risk of conflict between the two forms of transportation.

  • 9 Biff's Spleen // Apr 4, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    @7, You need to get your lazy rear off that bike seat and stop using mechanical advantage! Walk, or better yet crawl wherever you need to go!
    We should be licensing and taxing your shoes to pay for those sidewalks! Arglebargle!

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