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Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link Update: Driveway cameras to be installed

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on October 26th, 2016

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SDOT crews working on the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link Final Environmental Impact Statement will be installing cameras at selected driveways in Ballard next week to document the number of vehicles crossing potential trail routes that are being considered.

Cameras will typically remain in place for one week before being shifted to a new location.

This camera placement is part of SDOT’s effort to document the existing conditions along the potential routes for the Missing Link.

The Final EIS, which is set to include a recommended route for the Missing Link, will be published in 2017.

Further information about the driveway camera study is available online.

Locals can email questions in relation to the Missing Link EIS to BGT_MissingLink_Info@seattle.gov.

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14 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Truth // Oct 27, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Who is paying for these? Not the obstructionist businesses, who are using a law, not the way it was intended to be used, to block building public infrastructure on public ROW.

    I’d like to know how much taxpayer dollars these businesses have wasted to fight something that everyone knows is going to get built.

  • 2 Finally // Oct 27, 2016 at 11:35 am

    It’s good that they will finally look into the traffic of the streets being proposed. Leary gets a sliver of the traffic that Shilshole gets and with as wide as Leary is the possibility of getting a Copenhagen bike lane there should become a no-brainer

  • 3 Damon // Oct 27, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Leary is a fantastic place for a cycletrack, and I hope that’s considered in future plans — that may be one good thing that ends up coming out of all the alternate-route nonsense in the EIS.

    That doesn’t have much to do with the Burke-Gilman, though. The B-G has to stay on Shilshole. Any other route — particularly some crazy route that goes north of Market — simply won’t be used for B-G connections and therefore won’t do anything about the current bike-car conflict mess on Shilshole.

  • 4 Bryce // Oct 27, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Ah, good to see they put them up high enough to see over the RVs.

  • 5 The One // Oct 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    As usual, Half Truth is busy hand-wringing and pearl clutching with She Hate Me. Market street needs to be repaired and the potholes need to be fixed, and no bike lanes or additional bus bulb nonsense.

    Half truth, when you are on your bicycle, why do you not yield to pedestrians or stop at stop signs?

  • 6 Truth // Oct 27, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    @TheOne/LocalBoy/KimJongUn: Holy crap, your incoherent babbling rivals even Biff. Congrats!

    To answer your final question, why do cars not bother to stop for me at stop signs, intersections and stop lights? War on cars indeed…

  • 7 BG // Oct 27, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    I am confused. It would be great to have a bike lane on leary, but what does this have to do with continuing the BG to golden gardens?

  • 8 Rainbow Bridge to Pyongyang // Oct 28, 2016 at 12:57 am

    @Truthy
    Stop conflating your opponents’ identities, and face up to the fact that many of us have grown tired of the echo chamber of city hall sycophants.

  • 9 Rainbow Bridge to Pyongyang // Oct 28, 2016 at 1:07 am

    @The One

    Stop with the bike baiting. Every other “driver” here texts while sliding thru hard reds. I know it’s fun to equate a multi-ton vehicle with a bicycle, but you don’t really want to prove those lazy euros right about us being a bunch of thick headed moronic hypocrites.

    Sone of us ride to avoid sitting in traffic behind the fast track citizen coders or the nicey Boomers whi can’t get thru a 4way stop without engaging in a circle jerk of soul searching.

  • 10 deke // Oct 28, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Look for the obstructionist businesses to pump up their traffic volume during the time the cameras are in place. Better they should have done this without announcing it.

  • 11 Donny // Oct 28, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Exactly, deke.

    Just like we should’ve done a sneak attack on ISIS in Mosul rather than announcing to the world we were going in. sheesh

  • 12 Trollmeharder // Oct 28, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    lets see how much ballard oil will pay me to drive circles around the right camera. I also want a motorcycle only lane, so I can ride through traffic and give middle fingers to stop signs without stopping

  • 13 örümcek stand // Nov 4, 2016 at 5:10 am

    It’s good that they will finally look into the traffic of the streets being proposed. Leary gets a sliver of the traffic that Shilshole gets and with as wide as Leary is the possibility of getting a Copenhagen bike lane there should become a no-brainer

  • 14 moto kurye // Nov 4, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Sone of us ride to avoid sitting in traffic behind the fast track citizen coders or the nicey Boomers whi can’t get thru a 4way stop without engaging in a circle jerk of soul searching.

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