Thanks to the Bridging the Gap levy pedestrians are finding it easier to get around Seattle. More than 10 blocks of new sidewalk have been constructed this year, most of the work is happening in SE Seattle. The new sidewalks are helping connect schools, businesses, community centers, transit and light rail. SDOT expects to build 25 blocks total in 2009.
The sidewalk project located at 35th Avenue South has been completed. The project includes 1.5 blocks of new sidewalk and is located a block off of Martin Luther King Way in southeast Seattle. This new sidewalk connects existing walkways to the north with the new sidewalk along the Sound Transit corridor and also makes accessibility improvements to connecting walkways.