Monday, September 17, 2012

NE 65th Street Magnuson Park Connection Open House Meeting Tonight

Tonight from  6:30-8 p.m Seattle Department of Transporation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation are having an open house for the public to learn about the proposed new bicycle and pedestrian improvement to connect Magnuson Park and the Burke-Gilman Trail.   

There will also be updates on the Headwaters, Off-Leash area wetlands, Lakeshore Drive parking, central wetland and shoreline improvements and the combined sewer overflow project.  . 

Here is more information:
SDOT is proposing a project to create a more family-friendly connection between the Burke-Gilman Trail and Magnuson Park on NE 65th Street—a bike lane on NE 65th. To make this connection today, people on bicycles must either ride in the street, which is not comfortable for all types of riders, or on the sidewalk, which affects pedestrians.  
The proposed cycle track would be on the south side of NE 65th Street between the trail and Sand Point Way.  SDOT is also proposing a number of pedestrian improvements at the intersection of NE 65th Street and Sand Point Way to provide more waiting area, such as new pedestrian curb ramps, and shorter crossing distances of NE 65th Street.

The meeting will take place in the Garden Room at the Magnuson Brig, 6344 NE 74th Street.

For those who are unable to attend tonight's meeting, SDOT will be repeating the same open house presentation and taking questions on Wednesday.

For more detail and history with maps and graphics on the NE 65th Street Magnuson Park connection project go here and for questions or comments contact SDOT at or call (206) 684-7583.

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