SDOT to discuss potential of greenway connecting Ballard with Burke-Gilman Trail

SDOT is currently studying a potential greenway route to connect Historic Ballard to the Burke-Gilman Trail.

To discuss the idea further and hear local feedback, SDOT is hosting a public project meeting tonight (Monday, May 2) from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Crest Montessori School (600 NW Bright St).

After the completion of neighborhood greenways on 17th Ave NW and NW 58th St over the past two years, SDOT is now studying the potential of an east-west route to connect historic Ballard to the Burke-Gilman Trail (see map for possible route details).

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“We want to hear from the people who live, work, shop and play along these streets,” say SDOT organizers.

This first public meeting will share traffic data and help SDOT understand where people want to walk and bike and barriers to doing so. At the second meeting SDOT will share the results of technical analysis and public comment and the most promising route with recommended safety improvements.

“Our work builds off recommendations collected while doing previous greenway outreach and a 2015 workshop with freight, walking and biking neighborhood representatives,” say the organizers.

Tonight’s public meeting will also provide locals with the opportunity to discuss RapidRide and Ballard Bridge connection improvements.

In terms of other local neighborhood greenways, the construction of the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway along 17th Ave NW has a few finishing touches yet to be completed. Locals may still see SDOT crews in the area completing the following work:

  • Modification of a curb ramp at N 90th St to eliminate ponding
  • Repositioning of the US Post Office mail drop box on the safety island at NW 57th St and 17th Ave

Those unable to attend tonight’s meeting can email their feedback to Neighborhood Greenway Project Manager, Summer Jawson, at Summer.Jawson@Seattle.gov.


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