Seattle's Newest Greenway Opens along 39th Ave NE

(left to right) Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, Paulo Nunes-Ueno (Children's Hospital), and Bob Lucas (View Ridge Community Council) at the ribbon cutting.

Last Friday, Seattle’s newest “greenway” opened up along 39th Ave NE from the Burke-Gilman Trail (NE 52nd St) up near Thornton Creek Elementary (NE 77th St). Both Councilmember Sally Bagshaw and SDOT Director, Peter Hahn, attended the ribbon cutting. The new greenway provides a safer north/south route for pedestrians and cyclists.  The first official cyclists on the greenway was the Thornton Creek Elementary bike train!

The 39th Ave NE Greenway concept was developed through the Livable Streets Initiative and over the last couple of months SDOT has been busy constructing it.  Along the greenway route, you’ll notice a variety of intersection treatments to allow safer crossings for pedestrians and bikes depending upon the type of road crossing and vehicle traffic.

Check out this wonderful video of the ribbon cutting put together by Cascade Bike Club.  More photos below.

New Greenway connection to Burke-Gilman Trail.

Getting ready for the ribbon cutting and costume bike train.

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