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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).