The stretch from NW 60th Street between 8th Ave NW and 15th Ave NW is pretty much a straight shot, except for one traffic circle. Now a group of neighbors is looking at traffic calming ideas. The group, which has already met once, talked about several ideas including painting the street at 11th Ave NW.
This intersection is a little off-kilter because 11th jogs a little at NW 60th so the group talked about extending the painting on NW 60th to cover the entire area. “We discussed design ideas, which included a fishpond, river with fish/salmon, a transition from birds to bees, similar to Escher artwork, a 3D pothole, and dragon,” the East Ballard Community Association website states.
The idea is similar to the Wallybug project over in Wallingford, which just celebrated its fifth birthday with a fresh coat of paint.
Those interested in this project can attend neighborhood meetings. The next one is Wednesday evening followed by one on March 21st. For meeting location information and more on this project click here.