Now’s your chance to influence design of the Missing Link
Younger voices are needed at the table as we build a safe trail and safe corridor for the future
The Missing Link Design Advisory Committee (DAC) is making strong progress on designs for trail, and for mobility and safety improvements along the entire Shilshole corridor.
Peter Trinh, lead engineer on the project, said the first two Missing Link design workshops have been a good listening exercise for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). He said they heard a lot of support for the trail, including from businesses along the alignment.
Eugene Wasserman, representing freight and industrial interests, said the workshops have been integral in getting people’s opinions on the table.
“I think this stuff's important because there's always nuances that can be picked up to make things better,” he said, adding that he wished more young people — both young people who bike and who work in industry — were participating, as ultimately this project is about the future.
There's still opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and contribute design ideas:
- Attend the Segment 3 workshop, Tuesday, July 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Seattle Maritime Academy, 4455 Shilshole Ave. NW, Seattle, WA, 98107
- Attend the Open House, Thursday, July 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ballard Eagleson VFW Post, 2812 NW Market St., Seattle, WA 98107
- Participate in the online open house, available July 10-23 at BGTMissingLink.participate.online
It’s paramount to voice concerns now, so the SDOT project team can take input and ideas into account as they develop designs moving forward.