Your last chance to fill out SDOT’s survey for the 2012 Bike Master Plan update is quickly coming up! On July 3rd, SDOT will stop accepting survey responses from the community so that they can start analyzing the data for use in the update. If you’ve been waiting to fill out the survey, now is the time! Your response helps shape the priorities that will go into the Bike Master Plan update and that, in turn, will shape what gets built in the coming years. Even if you do not currently bike in Seattle (but would like to), your response to the survey can help make neighborhood greenways a priority for the city.
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Last night, several members of Central Seattle Greenways and other Seattle Neighborhood Greenways groups attended a meeting in the Montlake Community Center on the Portage Bay Bridge section of the 520 bridge replacement program. We checked in with WSDOT to see what changes will be coming to our inter-neighborhood connections at the north end of Capitol Hill, and provide feedback on their proposals for active transportation facilities on the 520 lids and the Portage Bay Bridge.
As a greenways advocate, three connections stood out as being especially important in the new renderings and designs of the Roanoke area and the Delmar Lid, which will be between 10th Avenue East and Delmar Drive East. A bike/pedestrian connection on the Portage Bay Bridge, a new connection between Delmar Drive East and Boyer Ave E, and a link over I-5 on E Roanoke.
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This morning was the very first Muffins on Melrose! Volunteers from Central Seattle Greenways and the Melrose Promenade Project came down to meet with joggers, dog walkers, and cyclists over free coffee and muffins between 7:00am and 9:00am today at the south end of the Melrose Trail.
We had a good turnout for a slightly overcast day and great feedback from the people who stopped to grab a blueberry muffin or cup of coffee with us. Muffins on Melrose will be back next month, July 6th, but you don’t have to wait that long to get involved with the Melrose Promenade: We have our first Melrose Promenade Community Cleanup next week, on June 10th! Sign-in starts at 10:15am at Melrose Ave E and E Republican.
Hope to see you there!