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Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Westlake Avenue N Cycle Track Alignment Presented on October 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/20/2014  3:00:00 PM
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Westlake Avenue N Cycle Track Alignment Presented on October 22

SEATTLE—The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is hosting an open house on October 22 to share the Westlake cycle track alignment. At the open house, community members will learn more about the uniqueness of the Westlake Avenue N corridor, get a description of the alignment, and provide input on the alignment and parking management strategies for the corridor.

The cycle track alignment meets SDOT’s goals and objectives for the project, which include: improved safety for all users; connectivity between Fremont, South Lake Union and Downtown; economic vitality; and accessibility on the corridor for residents, customers and visitors. It incorporates input from two public meetings, 10 Design Advisory Committee meetings and over 20 community briefings as well as extensive technical analysis. The next step will be to move the alignment into design.

Designers and project staff will be on-hand to present information, answer questions and gather feedback. The public will also have an opportunity to speak to the 13-member Design Advisory Committee appointed by Mayor Ed Murray.

When:  Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., presentation at 6:15 p.m.
Where:  Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St., Seattle

This is the third in a series of open houses for the Westlake Cycle Track project. The Westlake Cycle Track project planning phase is nearing completion. Environmental review and final design will be completed in 2015. Construction is slated to begin in late 2015.

The Westlake Avenue N corridor between the Fremont and South Lake Union neighborhoods connects the Fremont Bridge, Ship Canal Trail, Lake Union Park and Downtown. This unique 1.2-mile corridor is a major truck and transit route, and is home to marine-related businesses, moorage areas, floating homes and more. People walking, using wheelchairs, biking and driving all share an undefined space, which can affect safety for all users. The final cycle track will add predictability for all users and create a safer, more comfortable place for people of all ages and abilities to bike.

For more information about the Westlake Cycle Track project, please visit the project web page at www.seattle.gov/transportation/wct.htm.

 

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