Work on neighborhood greenways across the city are humming along. We reported earlier today on a proposed greenway makeover in Greenwood. But if you live on the other side of North Seattle, you also have a meeting to get to this week.
The city is holding an open house Thursday to discuss plans for a neighborhood greenway in Olympic Hills stretching from the city’s northern border to NE 125th St, mostly following 27th Ave NE. Meeting details:
Project Open House
6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Lake City Library
The project is in the very early stages of planning, and the exact details and route options are subject to neighborhood input and desires. So if you have thoughts on how the project should look, make sure you go to the open house and comment.
More details on the project, from SDOT:
The city is seeking input on where to construct a neighborhood greenway in the Olympic Hills neighborhood with the ultimate goal of creating a network. Initial review of data and visits to the neighborhood suggest 27th Avenue NE might work well. Over the next six months staff will meet with community members to discuss the best route, what type of traffic calming improvements might be useful and develop a design. Improvements may include:
- Wayfinding signs, 20 mph speed limit signs and neighborhood greenway signs and bicycle pavement markings
- Speed humps or traffic circles to help lower speeds
- New stop signs to control traffic crossing the greenway
- ADA ramps, crosswalks and crossbikes
- Bicycle parking at destinations along or near the route
Project design is locally funded by the nine-year voter approved Bridging the Gap Levy.
June 2013: Public Meeting
Fall/Winter 2013: Meetings with community groups and preliminary design
Winter 2014: Final design and 2nd public meeting
TBD: Construction will happen as funding is identified