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Open House: Wallingford Neighborhood Greenway, Dec 8

The Seattle Department of Transportation is having an open house to discuss the upcoming installation of a neighborhood greenway in the Wallingford neighborhood:

 Date:        Thursday, December 8

 Time:         6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

 Location:   Hamilton International School, Commons Room, 1610 North 41st Street

A presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Wallingford will be the first neighborhood in Seattle to have a neighborhood greenway. Interest in greenways has grown among Seattle communities during the past year as a way to provide a safe place to bicycle and walk away from busy traffic.

The Wallingford Neighborhood Greenway will start at Latona Avenue NE and NE 44th Street. The greenway will continue west on NE/N 44th Street and turn south onto Burke Avenue North.  From Burke, the greenway will continue west on North 43rd Street and cross Stone Way North.

Proposed project elements along the greenway route include:

  • Signs and pavement legends
  • Spot pavement repairs
  • Crossing improvements
  • Improved landscaping at some traffic circles
  • Limited parking restrictions at traffic circles
  • Median island with access changes at Stone Way North and North 43rd Street

Neighborhood greenways are routes on non-arterial streets that are optimized for safe, family-friendly bicycle and pedestrian travel, and are usually designed for reduced vehicle speeds and volumes. Greenways typically provide access to schools, parks, and businesses with low-stress, family-friendly streets.

For more information:  Brian Dougherty, (206) 684-5124

Media contact:  Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548 




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