From Melrose Promenade:
“On Friday morning, we greeted morning commuters at the corner of Melrose and Denny with free muffins, coffee, and conversation at our second Muffins on Melrose event. Thank you to the dozens of community members who stopped by our table to learn more about our vision for the Melrose Promenade, and especially for all your encouragement and helpful advice. Thank you also to our volunteers who helped make the event a success!
Interesting fact: We counted more than 400 pedestrians and bicyclists passing through the intersection of Melrose and Denny between 8am and 9:30am. (Our friends at SDOT, did you hear that?) Who ever said Seattle couldn’t be a walking and biking sort of town?”
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!
Like Muffins? Want a better Melrose? Join us for our very first Muffins on Melrose this Friday! At our Muffins on Melrose event, we will greet our neighbors on their morning commutes with pastries and coffee, and chat with them about the Melrose Promenade project. We will be stationed on the Melrose Trail connecting Melrose Avenue East and Lakeview Boulevard East from 7am – 9am on Friday, June 1. Please let us know if you would like to join us this Friday and help spread the word!
We are pleased to announce that Central Seattle Greenways has been selected by the City of Seattle to receive a $20,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund grant to support better pedestrian and bike infrastructure on the Hill! This grant will fund improvements and outreach to make the Melrose corridor a more attractive place for people to walk, bike, and even enjoy the view. Known as the Melrose Promenade Project, the grant will support volunteer community cleanups along Melrose and the trail at its northern end; a series of monthly “Muffins on Melrose” events to engage pedestrians and bicyclists about the future of Melrose and the efforts of Central Seattle Greenways over coffee and pastries; and, a community planning and visioning effort focused on the northern end of Melrose, the trail connecting to Lakeview Blvd, and the adjacent park and open spaces.