Ride Seattle’s 1st Urban Cycle Track Saturday!

The Linden Avenue North Complete Street Project is complete, and we’re celebrating! Please join Mayor Mike McGinn, City leaders, community advocates, neighborhood families, area businesses, regional supporters and more tomorrow, July 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, on Linden Avenue N in front of the Bitter Lake Community Center (13035 Linden Avenue North) and bring your bike and helmet!

At approximately 11 a.m., at the sound of the whistle, riders will be invited to take off on an inaugural group ride along the new cycle track…then swing back around to enjoy more of the festivities :). While riding, you may notice our cycle track education signs, meant to remind users of key safety rules, while raising awareness of the new cycle track configuration.

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Expect family fun and neighborhood cheer at tomorrow’s event, plus the first 200 people will receive a raffle ticket for prizes to area businesses! Prizes include:

·         Bike saddle bag and water bottle from Gregg’s Cycle

·         $75 bike tune-up certificate from Gregg’s Cycle

·         $25 certificate from Kathy’s Restaurant

·         Free oil change from Midas

·         Free motor vehicle tire alignment from Midas

·         Special discount card for up to 20 gallons of paint from Parker Paint

For a free raffle ticket  just visit the welcome tent!

To make way for the celebration, Linden Avenue N, between N 130th and N 135th streets will be closed. On-street parking north of the event will remain open for local access only, so be aware if you’re planning to attend the Linden event.

Besides a new two-way cycle track that connects Seattle to Shoreline via the Interurban Trail, the redevelopment of Linden between N 128th and N 145th streets boasts:

  • A re-designed roadway that calms traffic and defines on-street parking
  • A new crosswalk and flashing beacon with infrared detection
  • The City’s first residential project with all energy-saving LED lighting
  • Green stormwater infrastructure to improve drainage
  • New sidewalks, pedestrian railings, landscaping, and street lighting
  • Artwork celebrating Playland amusement park (operated in the area from 1930 to 1961) – a piece of which is shown in the photo below!

Artwork entitled "Playland," by artist Jennifer Dixon, newly installed along Linden Avenue North

Artwork entitled “Playland,” by artist Jennifer Dixon, newly installed along Linden Avenue North

To see more of this beautiful intricate artwork made of re-purposed Seattle street signs, join us for the event tomorrow – along with artist Jen Dixon herself!

See you there…