New Burke Gilman Trail Connection at Hartmann Building
Seattle Children’s Final Design Concept Open House
Saturday, February 2nd at Gould Hall, 10AM – 2PM
Have you ever tried to cross Sand Point Way NE on foot or on bike? Now you can, and live to tell about it: the new traffic signal at Sand Point Way NE and 40th Ave NE is already operational, thanks to the Livable Streets initiative of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Crosswalks are in, and a left turn lane onto 40th Ave NE. In addition, King County Metro has built bus shelters on both sides of Sand Point Way NE at the intersection. Together the improvements will help traffic flow more smoothly, make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to cross and make it more convenient to use transit.
Everyone is invited to an Open House on Saturday, February 2, to see the final concept design info for a Burke-Gilman Trail connection across Sand Point Way NE to reach the Seattle Children’s Hospital complex (see sketch to the right). This new trail connection is targeted for completion in late 2013 to cross Sand Point Way NE at 40th Ave NE. Seattle Children’s had committed to spend nearly $4 million on transportation improvements in northeast Seattle as part of their Major Institution Master Plan. The Open House-Final Design Concept will be this Saturday, February 2, from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Open House will be at Gould Hall, 3949 15th Ave NE, across the street from the main University of Washington campus. Bring the kids and their bicycles: next to the Livable Streets design display there will be an (indoor) bicycle safety activity area and free safety inspections.