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 and Ballard Greenways.
Next Connect Ballard Team Meet-up:
Tuesday, August 26, 6-8 p.m.
Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way
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.
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.
Connect Ballard team members are reaching out to local restaurants and retail stores to submit applications to the city for additional on-street (and on-sidewalk) bike parking racks.