On Wednesday, March 9th, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways (SNG) and Ballard Greenways will be presenting, on behalf of the West Woodland neighborhood, at the Ballard District Council meeting.
SNG is asking for funds to create pedestrian safety improvements at the corner of 6th Ave NW & NW 65th Street, currently a dangerous crossing along the proposed 6th Ave NW Greenway.
Neighbors who support the 6th Ave NW Greenway, and pedestrian safety improvements along this proposed path, are asked to attend this meeting in a visual show of support! Securing funds to improve this corner is critical to moving forward with the proposed greenway.
Date: March 9, 2016
Location: Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave NW
Time: 7:00 PM
Event Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1680838418862447/
About the meeting:
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways will be given 5 minutes to present their proposal. This 5 minutes will include: 2 minutes to describe the problem/ issue needing to be addressed, as well as backup/ support documents or graphics, testimony from other supporters and 3 minutes Q&A time about the proposed project. The Q&A time may extend beyond the time allotted at the discretion of the Ballard District Council President.
You are under no obligation to stay for the full meeting. We just need applause & cheering for the SNG presentation.
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.