Big Win! Two neighborhood projects move forward.

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The West Woodland neighborhood scored a major victory at Wednesday’s Ballard District Council meeting.

On the agenda, TWO public works projects that would enhance our neighborhood’s safety & livability. Both voted to move to the next round of reviews by the Council.

Proposal Descriptions:

1. Off-Leash Dog Area at Gilman Park: Proposal created by Susan Barth would provide dog owners much needed pooch play space right here in the heart of Ballard. Currently, dog owners must commute to Golden Gardens or Lower Woodland Park. Read more here: http://wp.me/p5JLfD-XT

2. Safety Enhancements at 6th Ave NW & NW 65th Street: Proposal created by Chris Saleeba of Ballard Greenways would create a safe crossing on the future 6th Ave NW Greenway, at NW 65th. Currently there is NO safe way to cross at this location. Read more here:http://wp.me/p5JLfD-Xo

Next Steps:

Seattle Department of Transportation, City Neighborhood Council, and Ballard District Council will all have a chance to review the proposals in the coming months. As the projects progress, I will continue to update the neighborhood. Stay Tuned!

Get Involved:

Winter Driving – Emergency Car Kit

Winter travel can be tough on car and driver, to prepare:

  • Check your tires and make sure your chains fit before the first winter storm and check tire pressure during cold weather. Remember, tire shops and mechanics are busiest just before and during winter storms.
  • Get a vehicle winter maintenance check-up. Don’t wait to check your battery, belts, hoses, radiator, lights, brakes, heater/defroster and wipers.
  • Keep your fuel tank full — don’t let it fall below half a tank on winter trips.
  • Program your radio for traffic reports and emergency messages (for WSDOT radio: 530 and 1610 AM).

What to carry on winter trips:

  • Image of Winter Driving Supply ChecklistWinter Driving Supply Checklist (pdf 214kb)
  • Keep a basic winter survival kit in your vehicle: flashlight, batteries, blanket, snacks, water, gloves, boots, first-aid kit.
  • Load your car with winter travel gear : tire chains, ice scraper/snowbrush, jumper cables, road flares.
  • See more winter preparedness tips at Take Winter By Storm website.

If you find yourself stranded, be safe, stay in your car, put on your flashers, call for help and wait until it arrives.  For more winter travel tips visit:  http://www.wsdot.com/winter/default.htm

What to carry in your car? (pdf 189kb)
Items to carry in your car during the winter