On Monday, Sept. 17, the Seattle Department of Transportation and the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department are hosting an Open House to share information on upcoming Magnuson Park projects, including a new bicycle and pedestrian improvement to connect Magnuson Park and the Burke-Gilman Trail.
SDOT is proposing new bicycle and pedestrian facilities on NE 65th Street to provide a family-friendly connection between the Burke-Gilman Trail and Magnuson Park.
The project would consist of a two-way cycle track on the south side of the street, separated from trafic by a sturdy barrier. There will be one opening along the route to maintain access to an existing driveway.
At the intersection of NE 65th Street and Sand Point Way NE, the cycle track would be complemented by new pedestrian improvements, including new ramps, shortened crossing of NE 65th Street, and a larger and more comfortable waiting area.
With the upcoming completion of the mixed-use asphalt path on NE 65th Street between 62nd Avenue NE and Sportscenter Drive, this project would allow off-street pedestrian and bicycle access all the way from the Burke-Gilman Trail to the waterfront, continuing up the Waterfront Promenade.
Other Open House information will include updates on:
• The Headwaters
• Off-Leash Area Wetlands
• Lakeshore Drive Parking
• Central Wetland and Shoreline Improvements
• Seattle Public Utilities’ Combined Sewer Overlows project
The Open House will take place Monday, Sept. 17, from 6:30 until 8 p.m at The Garden Room in The Brig building, 6344 N.E. 74th Street.
If you are supportive of the project, attending the Open House is the most effective way to show support. But if you can’t make it, please send a quick letter to our City of Seattle representatives (Mayor, City Council, leads at SDOT). Let’s complete this short but critical gap in what is otherwise a lovely ride to the park.