Help needed! Support Crosswalks at 19th & Lynn


Proposed improvements to 19th & Lynn: curb bulbs, crosswalk, paved trail + staircase

We have a chance to make Montlake’s intersection of 19th & Lynn much safer for people walking and biking, and we need your help! On July 8th Seattle’s East District Neighborhood Council will vote on Montlake Greenways’ proposal to:

  • add curb bulbs to *calm* traffic around the arterial curve
  • add a crosswalk to the east side of the intersection
  • remove the existing guardrail and build a trail and staircase behind the Saint Demetrios parking lot.

These improvements will help create a safe walking route to Montlake Elementary and to nearby parks and businesses. The project would be funded through the city’s Bridging the Gap Levy and has been endorsed by the school’s principal, Saint Demetrios Church, the Community Club, the Community Center Advisory Council and neighbors living at the intersection.

If you support this project, please send a quick email to that says something like…

I live on ____ Street and I support this project! It will be a benefit because ____ …

We will give these letters to the Council to show our support. Also, if you favor making the trail behind the church accessible to bicycles — please mention it — SDOT will consider it if enough people speak up. We hope to hear from you!

More info about the 19th & Lynn proposal can be found here (see pages 5-6).

Rainer Metzger

Montlake Greenways

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Seattle Neighborhood Greenways meet-up Feb 4th

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways will host a meet-up at the Mosaic Community Coffee House Wallingford (4401 2nd Ave NE) from 6:30-8:30. Short updates from the Greenways groups will be given, along with a presentation and discussion about Dutch street design. All are invited — come meet other greenways advocates and learn more about this growing movement!

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Welcome to Montlake Greenways!

We are a grass-roots group of Montlake residents working to improve neighborhood streets for walking and biking. Have look around our new website to learn more about the group, how to get involved and what is happening with the greenways movement in Seattle. This is an exciting time for pedestrian and bicycle safety advocates. Here’s the latest news:

In late 2012, the City of Seattle approved nearly $3million in bicycle improvements, including greenways for West Seattle and Ballard, a downtown cycle track — and $160,000 to study bicycle and pedestrian improvements across 520 and the Montlake Bridge.

Planning efforts for 520 will focus on further bicycle and pedestrian improvements in 2013. In early February, the City Council is expected to approve a resolution asking WSDOT to study “a wider range of options” for the Montlake Lid and make bike/ped access a top priority.

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