A project to develop a new neighborhood greenway is in the works, and the people proposing it are asking for community support to get it funded.
A number of local volunteers behind the new greenway project, which would be developed on 6th Ave NW between NW 43rd and NW 50th, connecting 43rd to the Burke-Gilman Trail. The project would include creating speed humps on 6th Ave, stop signs at east-west streets that intersect 6th Ave, and 20mph street signs.
The nonprofit has submitted the greenway project to the city’s Your Voice, Your Choice program for public approval. The program is a city initiative in which residents can democratically choose how the city should spend the allocated $2 million on park and street improvements.
The next step involves the community: public scoring will determine whether or not the project moves forward. To view and score the various projects, visit this website, which will narrow down some of the options for the voting phase. There are a number of Ballard projects proposed — the above link will list them in full.
If you’d rather voice your opinion in person, you can do so at the Ballard Library on May 20 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
The project scoring period will end May 31, with official voting happening in September.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Groundwell NW is behind the Greenway project. Rather, they are one of many supporters from the Ballard community.