Supporters of a completed Missing Link will host happy hour Wednesday

Image from Cascade Bicycle Club.

After decades of public meetings and open houses and letter-writing campaigns, it’s perhaps a bit difficult to get motivated for yet another public event about the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail. But what if I told you there would be beer?

A slate of supporting organizations are holding a happy hour 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) at Peddler Brewing to show support for completing the trail and have some drinks together. Mike O’Brien, who is both the local District Councilmember and the Chair of the Transportation Committee, will also be there continuing his leadership working for a completed trail.

The compromise trail connection is supposed to break ground in “mid-2018,” according the latest update on the project webpage. But legal challenges are still ongoing and unresolved.

If you can’t make the happy hour (or want to go above and beyond), Cascade has also created this handy online form to send Mayor Jenny Durkan a letter supporting the trail. They are also looking for folks to show up and testify in favor of completing the trail during the Transportation Committee meeting 2 p.m. Friday at City Hall.

More details on the happy hour from Cascade:

It’s a new year and we need to show our new mayor, Jenny Durkan, our support and commitment to breaking ground on the Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail in 2018. The corridor design is nearly finished, offering benefits for all users.

What: Happy hour with Missing Link comrades, plus the original organizers who 50 years ago took action to build the Burke-Gilman Trail!

When: Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Peddler Brewing, 1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle, WA 98107 (this venue is family friendly — all ages are welcome!)

Why: To get updates on the latest designs and progress; to take actions that show our continued support and commitment; to get this project done!

Family friendly * Snacks provided * Cash bar

Host Committee:

Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail
Stimson Marina and Salmon Bay Center
Seattle Farmers Market Association
Groundswell NW
Olympic Athletic Club
Peddler Brewing
Cascade Bicycle Club

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6 Responses to Supporters of a completed Missing Link will host happy hour Wednesday

  1. BikesAreNice ButDontFuckAroundWithTheBeerBait says:

    Wait will there be beer or not? Cash bar does not mean the same thing as “there will be beer.”

  2. Southeasterner says:

    Still nothing on the bike fatality in Ballard on Sunday morning?

    Not even a name?

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