Crossing improvements at a busy Shilshole intersection and a new section of a neighborhood greenway are in the works as part of the City’s Your Voice, Your Choice program.
Your Voice, Your Choice is a participatory budgeting program in which community members democratically decide how to spend a portion of the City’s budget. After 6500 votes, 22 community projects citywide were decided on as part of the program, which allows residents to vote on street or park improvement projects.
Here are the projects chosen for Ballard:
- Ballard: Crossing improvements on Shilshole and 46th Ave NW (Cost: $26,000; Votes received: 331). The visibility of the crosswalk will be enhanced by widening the crosswalk, and parking east of the crosswalk will be prohibited for 20 feet or more.
- West Woodland: Neighborhood Greenway and crossing improvements on 6th Ave NW between NW 50th & NW 43rd (Cost: $107,600; Votes received: 563). The project will install 0.42 miles of neighborhood greenway along 6th Ave NW, with new speed humps, stop signs, tree trimming, new roadway markings, and Greenway street signs.
The projects were selected from more than 600 ideas submitted in January. After October’s voting period, 22 citywide projects were chosen, which will be implemented next year.