The Seattle Department of Transportation is having an open house to discuss the upcoming installation of a neighborhood greenway in the Beacon Hill neighborhood:
Date: Thursday, July 19
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Avenue S
Beacon Hill is one of six neighborhoods in Seattle where greenways will be installed this year. This greenway is one of several that were proposed in the Beacon BIKES Circulation Plan, which was initiated by neighborhood volunteers, funded by a grant from the Department of Neighborhoods, and presented to the community at a public meeting in November, 2010.
The Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway is 2.8 miles long, improving access to the I-90 Trail, Beacon Hill light rail station, the Beacon Hill library, Jefferson Park, Maplewood Playfield, Mercer Middle School, Maple Elementary School, and Cleveland High School. The greenway will start at the I-90 Trail & 18th Avenue S, continuing north along 18th Avenue S. The greenway crosses Beacon Avenue S at S Hanford Street, continuing on LaFayette Avenue S into Jefferson Park. South of Jefferson Park the greenway will cross 15th Avenue S at S Dakota Street and continue on 12th Avenue S to S Lucile Street.
Proposed project elements along the greenway route include:
- Signs and pavement legends along the greenway
- Stop signs to control traffic crossing the greenway
- Median island with new marked crosswalks at LaFayette Avenue S & S Spokane Street
- Median island with new marked crosswalks at Beacon Avenue S & S Hanford Street
- Rechannelization and signal improvements at Beacon Avenue S & S Spokane Street
- Widened sidewalk on S Dakota Street between 16th Avenue S & 14th Avenue S
- Paved trail adjacent to Jefferson Park
Neighborhood greenways are routes on non-arterial streets that are improved for safe, family-friendly bicycle and pedestrian travel, and are usually designed for reduced vehicle speeds and volumes.
For more information: Brian Dougherty, (206) 684-5124, firstname.lastname@example.org
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548, email@example.com