Routing a greener path – neighborhood greenways

There has been a lot of talk lately about neighborhood greenways – slow-speed, low-traffic residential streets that are a block or two off an arterial for safe bicycling and walking. Just last month Seattle City Councilwoman Sally Bagshaw announced that the Seattle Department of Transportation has plans for 11 miles worth of greenways in the city. Two miles of which will be in Ballard.

The greenway in Ballard is planned on NW 57th Street from Seaview Ave NW to 17th Ave NW, then jumps up to NW 58th Street from 17th Ave NW to 4th Ave NW.

Next Monday evening (February 27th) join Sustainable Ballard to discuss neighborhood greenways with Colin Dietrich of Ballard Greenways, Cathy Tuttle of Neighborhood Greenways & Spokespeople and Councilwoman Sally Bagshaw. The program runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sunset Hill Community Club (3003 NW 66th St) with a potluck starting at 6:30 p.m.

Students from the University of Washington entrepreneurial journalism class taught by our partners, The Common Language Project, took a look at neighborhood greenways.

Click here to read “Routing a greener path.”

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The founders of My Ballard

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