Ribbon-cutting event at 11 a.m.
A crowd of supporters including bicycle enthusiasts, area industry representatives and funding partners will gather Saturday to celebrate the opening of the Ship Canal Trail. This week Seattle Department of Transportation crews completed the final segment of the trail, from Emerson Street near Fisherman’s Terminal to 11th Avenue West, reconnecting Queen Anne and Magnolia with a convenient non-motorized path. This final piece eliminates a key missing link in the city and regional trail system, making it possible to bicycle from Redmond to downtown largely on trails.
Ribbon Cutting & Community Event
When: Saturday, November 19, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: On the grassy area south of and below W Emerson Street Bridge where it intersects with 16th Avenue W (see map at www.seattle.gov/transportation/docs/SCTeventmap.pdf ).
Speakers: Seattle Department of Transportation Director Peter Hahn and Washington State Department of Transportation Northwest Region Assistant Local Programs Engineer Harry Haslam.
Visuals: Ribbon-cutting and then cyclists/pedestrians taking first ride/walk on the newly opened final trail segment.
Parking: Fisherman’s Terminal or nearby streets. No parking along 16th Ave W near event as this section is private access only.
Bridging the Gap dollars as well as Parks Levy and federal funds supported construction of the $6.5 million Ship Canal Trail phase two. Phase two was built in two separate contracts and extends from Fisherman’s Terminal to 6th Avenue W. Phase one, from the Fremont Bridge to 6th Avenue W, was built in 1995.
Contact: Marybeth Turner, 684-8548