Ballard greenway delayed

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has decided to put the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway on hold for now. 

The Ballard Neighborhood Greenway is a proposed 2.1-mile-long, slow-traffic road that provides people of all ages and abilities with safe, convenient, and comfortable opportunities to walk and bike to destinations like the Ballard library, parks, schools, and the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Beginning at the Burke-Gilman Trail at Seaview Avenue N.W., the greenway would travel along N.W. 58th and 57th Streets, and end at 4th Avenue N.W.

When SDOT presented its plans at an open house in July, they were met with some opposition from some concerned neighbors.

From SDOT:

“…SDOT will seek additional input from impacted residents and local community groups over the next several months and will reevaluate the proposed plan.

SDOT is also planning to host another open house during Spring, 2013, where staff will provide an update and additional information about Neighborhood Greenways.  Invitations to the open house will be mailed to residents approximately two weeks in advance.

We are also preparing a written response to the questions and concerns we received, which will be available on the project website later this month.

Again, thank you for your comments and feedback.  We hope you will continue to be involved in the development of this project.  You are also welcome to send additional comments or questions at any time to walkandbike@seattle.gov or by calling 206-684-7583.”

We look forward to the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway being built next year.