Show your Support for Safety Improvements at 6th Ave NW & NW 65th St.

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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.
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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.

Meeting Information:

Date: March 9, 2016
Location: Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave NW
Time: 7:00 PM
Event Information:

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.


Volunteer: Seattle Summer Parkways Advisory Committee

Message received 01/08/2016, via email, from Nicole Freedman, City of Seattle Department of Transportation.

Dear Summer Parkways Friends,

We invite you or a representative from your organization to attend the first meeting of the Summer Parkways Advisory Committee. The meeting will take place on Tuesday February 9th at 5:30 PM at the Seattle Municipal Tower, 38th floor, Room 3832.  

In 2016, Seattle will celebrate the 2nd annual Seattle Summer Parkways Event Series. The primary goals of these events will be to promote active, healthy transportation; to give attendees the chance to test out new or planned bikeways that link together city parks, community centers, and other community spaces; and to celebrate the interconnectedness of our city’s neighborhoods. At parks along each route, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Cascade Bicycle Club and many other organizations will host activities, events, and live music. The 2016 events will take place in the Ballard, Lake Union and Rainier Valley neighborhoods.

Given your strong interest in our city’s people-friendly infrastructure, we would like to invite you, or a representative from your organization to join the Seattle Summer Parkways Advisory Committee.  The Advisory Committee will help shape the programming and activities for the events, help define the routes for each event, determine thematic focus areas and help spread the word about the events. The level of involvement will be minimal, and may vary depending on how deeply involved each organization wants to be.

Over the past decade, Open Streets events have gained momentum both nationally and internationally as an effective way to increase community interest in multi-modal, active transportation and safe streets for all.  To help you to visualize the potential Seattle Summer Parkways offers our community, this video ( explains the power behind the movement and highlights events around the world.

Please let me know if I can provide you with any additional information and if you or one of your colleagues will be able to join us for the upcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of this project, we look forward to working with you to improve and expand upon Seattle Summer Parkways in 2016.

Keep smiling,

Nicole Freedman


Tags:  Ballard, West Woodland, Phinney Ridge, Fremont, Seattle



PARK(ing) Day — Coming to NW 65th

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.