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A Step Up for Walking

Here's the view...

Here's the view...

Getting around in Seattle involves more than streets and bridges. Here at SDOT we also tend to 491 outdoor public sidewalks that scale steep hillsides where streets don’t cut through.

Last week the department’s Bridge and Roadway Structures crews improved one of these public stairways in West Seattle connecting Admiral Way to Harbor Avenue, just north of the cut off to the West Seattle Bridge. New railing and curbing, made possible by the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative approved by Seattle voters, will extend the life of this link in the pedestrian circuit.

A walk in this area on a sunny September day like today, down from the Admiral Way green belt, provides the kind of spectacular view that makes you fall in love with Seattle all over again. Enjoy!

...and here are the stair that get you to the view.

...and here are the stairs that get you to the view.