Georgetown to South Park Connection

Updated: June 26, 2019

What’s happening now?

The vision for the project is a safer, all ages and abilities connection for people walking and biking between Georgetown and South Park. This project rose to the top of the list as part of the recent Georgetown Mobility Study.

We have funding from City Council to get to early design by the end of 2019 which includes selecting the preferred route and developing that route into early design.

TAKE THE SURVEY! We are working with Duwamish Valley Safe Streets to collect survey responses to learn top priorities for this connection. Please take the survey in English or Spanish at this link! 

Email us to sign up for email updates (sara.colling@seattle.gov).

We are currently in the project development phase of the planning phase; next up will be design and construction.

Project Description

We are studying routes that would provide better connections for people biking and walking between the business areas of South Park and Georgetown. The neighborhoods are adjacent to each other but it's not easy to walk/bike between the two. This study will further develop preliminary alternatives for a multi-use trail along a portion of E Marginal Way that the Georgetown Mobility Study explored (see page 43). Current funding covers the project up to 30% design and engineering.

Objective

Create a walkable, bikeable connection uniting the Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods. The connection will enhance walkability between Georgetown and South Park’s historic “Main Streets” and connect the heart of the Duwamish Valley.

Background

We heard the need for better connections between Georgetown and South Park throughout the Georgetown Mobility Study outreach as well as through community advocacy. The Mobility Study focused specific attention on a section of E Marginal Way, where the connection would be technically challenging.

This connection was also identified as important within our Pedestrian Master Plan, Bike Master Plan, Freight Master Plan, Transit Master Plan, and Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Analysis.

Project area

The study includes a walking/biking connection between South Park and Georgetown on 16th Ave S, E Marginal Way, and potentially on Ellis Ave S/S Albro Pl or Flora Ave S.  We are working with Duwamish Valley Safe Streets to collect survey responses to learn top priorities for this connection. Please take the survey in English or Spanish at this link! 

Routes we're studying

Community Outreach

DateDescription
2017 Georgetown Mobility Study (Open house, survey, community meetings, Advisory Committee)
July 2018 Community workshop
May 30, 2019 Table with info at Mayor Community Discussion in South Park
June 7, 2019 Table with info and surveys at Concord Elementary Carnival 
June 11, 2019 Discussion and surveys at South Park Neighborhood Association meeting 
June 12, 2019 Table with info and surveys at Seattle City Light Street Vacation Meeting - Georgetown
June 17, 2019 Discussion and surveys at Georgetown Community Council meeting
June 20, 2019 Table with info and surveys at Home Zones BBQ in South Park
July 9, 2019 Discussion and surveys at Georgetown Merchants Association meeting
July 27, 2019 Georgetown to South Park Connection celebration - Stay tuned for details

Funding

City Council approved $600,000 in the 2018 budget for the outreach, planning, and early design of this project. The final design and construction are currently unfunded.

Materials

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