Tell the city what park and street improvements should be made to Ballard

The city has $2 million to spend on park and street improvements around the city, and they’re asking for public input on where those improvements should happen.

This is the third year of Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC): Parks & Streets, run by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. From January 28 to February 22, they’ll take submissions of project ideas online, or at any Seattle Public Library.

Projects can include such improvements as new park benches, trail upgrades, flashing beacons, or curb ramps. The criteria are the following: projects must be physical improvements for Seattle’s parks or streets, benefit the public, and cost $90,000 or less.

Submitted ideas will then be narrowed down by volunteers, who will create eight to 10 proposals per council districts. In July, the public will have an opportunity to vote on top projects in their district.

Examples of past projects in Ballard include new benches and tables in Salmon Bay Park and crossing improvements at the intersections of 15th/Market and 8th/Leary.

To learn more, visit the Your Voice, Your Choice website.


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Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Ha
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Hahahaha
Here’s one: kick out all the junkies and scumbags, tents and trash.
Clean your room, Seattle. Clean your room.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

cool story bro, but there are no junkies, tents, trash or scumbags at this park, unless of course you show up there.

Another stupid comment from lil Bucky!

Gordito
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Gordito

Why do you red-hatters pick the powerless to wage social war on? Isn’t that telling! Kind of like anonymous trolling…..no actual push back and you cant act like an ass all you like!

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/homeless-criminal-from-pennsylvania-charged-with-stabbing-complete-stranger-in-seattle/908972429

Pretty sad for you liberals that according to your logic only “red hatters” are against open heroin use and property crime. This means you support it. And you wonder why people give up on the liberal plantation after the insults and stupidity. Tweakers and junkies and thieves are not “powerless victims of capitalism”. In fact, they get their drugs from the very worst people on the planet, the MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS AND THEIR VENDOR STREET GANGS. Pathetic.

The only “victims” here are the people who cannot use the libraries and parks without being confronted with sub-human zombie behavior, not to mention the KIDS WHO GET INVOLVED with these RV cretins when they run away from home and get hooked. Really sad the level of cognitive dissonance here.

Roget That
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Roget That

He’s been in Seattle for six months. Therefore he’s “one of our houseless neighbors”

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Look lil Bucky, one of your people, a domestic non-homeless conservative conspiracy theorist cat lover, went on a shooting spree today in Florida. Based on your above theory, you and your fellow conservatives allow this kind of thing happen. Pathetic.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-bank-shooting-leaves-at-least-5-dead-suspect-surrendered-police

https://heavy.com/news/2019/01/zephen-xaver/

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

silence from buck on this one says a lot

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

U.B. What are your suggestions for park and street improvement?
Please let us know.

Oh! You already did…….. My my.. You are so wise.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

so says lil bucky sitting in his own filthy diaper

broham
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broham

They’ll probably just waste most of this money. Sadly that’s all these people seem to do with our tax dollars.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

cool suggestion

carsongbaker
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carsongbaker

I love how many parks we have in Ballard, it’s pretty awesome that they are so well integrated in our neighborhoods!

As for ideas, I’d really benefit from a crosswalk across 15th at 62nd. Right now you have to walk up to 65th or down to 60th to cross… and I’ve seen many people just run across the street! Especially with the new developments going up next to Tony’s and at El Camion, there will be increasing pedestrian activity separated by 15th.

Hopefully the people can help direct where the money is spent, and we don’t end up with half of it spent on an industrial super-toilet in Ballard Commons!

Insanity
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Insanity

Please make an effort to survey and repair all the pot holes in the city, that would be a good start and money well spent, thank you.

Truth
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Truth

Have you tried using the pothole hotline? I’ve reported 5 potholes and all have been fixed within 72 hours.

The program is very effective, but underutilized because people either don’t know about it or don’t bother to use it.

Call SDOT at 206-386-1218; use the Find It Fix It app; or fill out a pothole form online.

Insanity
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Insanity

I have and I have used Find It, Fix It app too, thank you for posting the number for the others.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

I would like to hear from somebody who has reported a pothole or other road damage and has gotten a fix that lasted more than 2 or 3 weeks. The procedure these days is 1) dig out the loose chunks, 2) torch it down to ‘kind-of’ dry it, 3) shovel in some warm asphalt mix, 4) jump up and down on it and check off the work order. Without a complete clean out, hot tar and multiple layers of asphalt compressed with a power hammer you get patch material coming out in a few days.

But I know we have streetcars and bike lanes and bus passes and so many other more important things to spend our taxpayer dollars on than to do something as basic as maintaining the streets.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

You’re right, I have also noticed the fixes just don’t last. It seems that when they first started that program, the fixes were much better and more permanent. I’ve also found the same cheap fixes when I reported broken sidewalks. I guess I am just grateful they come repair those fairly quickly.

Boring Opinions
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Boring Opinions

Put a planted median up 24th (just like 8th Ave) from Market to 65th, with turn pass-thrus every 2 blocks.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Left turn traffic lights are badly needed at 24th and 56th.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

Hey Surly, I voted you up! First time.
That whole area needs all the safety upgrades it can get. It’s a dangerous place to be a pedestrian on a rainy night.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Agree 100%. It’s such a tough intersection for everyone. I’ve almost been hit there so many time as a pedestrian.

And thanks for the up vote!!

Andrew Daisuke
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Andrew Daisuke

And 24th and 65th!

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

definitely there too.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

Yes, and a few more intersections in the area could use the flashing walk/bike signals like those at 24th & 58th. Cars don’t always pay attention here but much better than ones without flashing signals.

treeweaver
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treeweaver

Bring back the par course at Salmon Bay Park! At least to the level it used to be (pullup bars, situp/crunch stations, inclined beams to swing over…). Better yet, build out a full on parkour space. Check out these guys: https://parkourvisions.org/design