Connect Ballard

Connect Ballard is a team of caring neighbors working to end the Missing Link to the Burke-Gilman Trail, make the Ballard Bridge safer for bicyclists and expand bike parking in Ballard. We work in conjunction with the Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail. Join the team >>

Connect Ballard Team Meetups

Move Seattle Canvass Day
Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

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Move Seattle Phone Bank
Monday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. 
Peddler Brewing
1514 NW Leary Way 

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Missing Link

For two decades, neighbors, businesses and trail users have worked together to complete the Burke-Gilman Trail through Ballard, filling in the final Missing Link of the trail. Completing this section would mean a seamless, safe path from Golden Gardens Park all the way to the city of Bothell. The city of Seattle recently made improvements by adding a two-way protected bike lane NW 45th Street, and the city is currently conducting an 18-month environmental impact study (EIS) in order to complete the trail. We’re working to expedite this EIS process. Learn more about the Missing Link on the Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail website.

Sign a Postcard in support of fixing the Missing Link >>

Ballard Bridge

If you’ve ever ridden across the Ballard Bridge, you know that the sidewalk space is too narrow and there’s insufficient protection from car traffic. The city of Seattle recently conducted a feasibility study for making bike/ped improvements to the bridge and the team is exploring design options for which to advocate.

Bike Parking at Ballard Farmers Market

Connect Ballard volunteers provide valet bike parking at the Ballard Farmers Market each Sunday. You can help out by signing up here.