PARK(ing) Day happens once a year, and is an opportunity for Seattleites to temporarily turn on-street parking spaces into public places. This international event raises awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, healthy city and helps people re-think how our streets can be used. PARK(ing) Day is Friday, September 18, from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
This year’s PARK(ing) Day is expected to be Seattle’s biggest yet, with pop-up parks across the city, refreshments, and public performances. One PARK(ing) Day location is right here in the West Woodland Neighborhood on NW 65th Street. From 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, on Friday September 18, the intersection of 6th Ave NW and NW 65th will be converted into a pedestrian friendly pathway.
About the 6th Ave NW & NW 65th PARK(ing) Day Location:
This project creates a separated 2-way bike lane demonstration that is delineated with safe hit posts on the north side of NW 6th St. There is a crossbike to facilitate safe north/south crossing at 65th. In addition to PARK(ing) Day. This intersection is also on the Seattle Summer Parkway route and the proposed 6th Ave NW Greenway route. The intersection is one of the main barriers to safe and continuous route.
This location design was created by Chris Saleeba and Fred Young Alta Planning & Design and won 2nd Place in the 2015 Seattle Neighborhood Greenways PARK(ing) Day Design Competition.
This year’s parking day also falls during the Seattle Design Festival. The festival team will be organizing awards for PARK(ing) Day parks in several categories, and will be announcing the winners on social media. Additional information about PARK(ing) Day is available HERE.