Earth Day is Coming – Why not Park Your Car and Take a Stroll

This well-worn sidewalk was a perfect candidate for replacing under SDOT's Sidewalk Safety Repair Program.

 

It’s Earth Day on Friday.  Why not celebrate the day by parking your car and taking a stroll?  A great place to start is the freshly installed sidewalk that connects to the Mount Baker Station on Sound Transit’s Link light rail.

The new sidewalk on S McClellan Street, between 24th and 25th avenues S, replaces a walkway that was sorely in need of repair. While not on our scheduled work list for this season, the project qualified for replacement under SDOT’s Sidewalk Safety Program because it was a small scaled project; on an arterial; is currently the only sidewalk that runs east and west on this street; and provides an important pedestrian connection to transit service. 

SDOT's Sidewalk Safety Repair Program is funded by the Bridging the Gap voter-approved transportation inititative.

Another view of the two blocks of new sidewalks just completed by SDOT.

 

If you would like to find more places to walk, SDOT has created recreational walking maps to suit your interests and fitness levels.  The maps divide Seattle into three sections – north, central and south – which can downloaded and printed or ordered from the department on the website .