One quarter of neighborhood ideas from Ballard

Traffic circles, sidewalks and landscaping were just a few of the ideas submitted for the city’s Neighborhood Projects Funds. Of the 160 applications received before the February deadline, an amazing 25% of them came from Ballard. Most of the applications were aimed at curbing speeding cars with speed bumps or traffic circles, and several others were designed to improve pedestrian safety with sidewalks and crosswalks. One of the most creative uses for the money would be to “establish a chess and checker club house anywhere in Seattle.” At last week’s Ballard District Council meeting, a three-person committee was selected to narrow the 40 projects down to just five by next month. They’ll also pick five alternate projects. We’ll let you know which ones are selected…

Geeky Swedes

The founders of My Ballard

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