The Seattle Department of Transportation is planning several open houses around the city over the coming weeks to talk about the updated Bicycle Master Plan.
The open house nearest Ballard is in Phinney, scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 at the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Community Hall (6532 Phinney Ave N). The open house will be casual, with doors opening at 6pm followed by a short presentation at 6:15pm and general discussion at 6:30pm.
The city’s Bicycle Master Plan has gone through several iterations over the past several years — the updated plan is missing 11 projects SDOT originally planned to implement, as uncovered by C is for Crank writer Erica Barnett.
One of those missing projects includes a plan to add an eastern segment to the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway. Barnett found that the project was renamed in the latest master plan, now named the “Green Lake to Interurban Connection”, which will now be a .25-mile addition to the Greenway along N 83rd St between Fremont Ave N and Aurora Ave N.
The latest master plan includes some Ballard projects, including the following:
- Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail: various projects spanning between the Locks and 11th Ave NW, expected completion in 2020
- Ballard East-West Greenway: improving the signal detection at 8th Ave NW.
To read more about SDOT’s Bicycle Master Plan in its entirety, click here.