Look, here’s the thing, WSDOT: It would be completely absurd to build a whole new floating bridge from Medina to Montlake complete with a biking and walking trail, then stop the trail less than a mile from the end of the bridge where it can connect to the densest residential neighborhood in the state and bike routes to the state’s largest employment center, downtown Seattle.
But currently, the state’s plans do not include a biking and walking facility on the Portage Bay segment of elevated freeway between Montlake and the I-5 interchange near Roanoke Park in North Capitol Hill.
With funding for the 520 Bridge Replacement Project still looking at a $2 billion gap, the state has moved forward with design and public outreach for the project. The state is holding a meeting Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. until noon at Seattle Prep.
Swing by and encourage them to design this project with biking and walking as a priority!