As part of its Livable Streets Initiative, Seattle Children’s Hospital has created a link from the Burke-Gilman Trail to a crossing point on Sand Point Way NE. Celebration of the Trail Connection will be held on Saturday, June 14 from 10 to 2 at the Seattle Children’s Hospital Transit Hub, 4800 Sand Point Way NE.
After going past University Village the Burke-Gilman Trail turns northward and runs along the west side of Sand Point Way NE. At the Hartmann Building which is part of the Children’s complex, a link has been created so that bikers and walkers can exit the Trail to cross Sand Point Way NE and access the main hospital entrance. The link will be publicly accessible at all times, will benefit residents on the east side of Sand Point Way NE and is part of Children’s efforts to support bike commuting by their staff members.
At the Celebration on Saturday, June 14, activities will include a bike rodeo, free bike helmets and fittings for kids, food and prizes. The bike rodeo is a course for teaching riding skills for avoiding the most common types of accidents, such as in driveways. Kids can bring their bike or use one which is provided on-site to take the bike rodeo course.