Westlake – for boats and bikes!

 

imagine a leisurely, stress-free commute along Lake Union, where bikes and boats (of all sizes and kinds!) tie up together.

Imagine a leisurely, stress-free commute along Lake Union, where bikes and boats (of all sizes and kinds!) tie up together.

 

Much has been happening behind the scenes on the Westlake Cycle Track Project lately; good news for the increasing number of folks interested a commute options between north end communities, South Lake Union and downtown Seattle.  (It should also be popular with tourists, given the large number of great waterfront businesses on the Westlake waterfront.)

Last week Mayor Ed Murray announced the creation of a Design Advisory Committee, which will meet for the first time on March 24th.  This 13 member group, with a variety of perspectives and expertise, will work toward making this project a success for all concerned by offering the project team their insights and suggestions.

In addition, a survey for residents and businesses on Westlake is now underway  – through March 19th.  This on-line questionnaire primarily focuses on parking needs of those who work, live and do business in this busy waterfront area.

The project website gives much more information about the project, including a Frequently Asked Questions and a list of upcoming of presentations.  An Open House is planned for May, and a basic design alternative/route will be selected by the end of 2014.  Final design will be done in time for construction to begin late in 2015.

Lots more information will be available shortly on the project design criteria, traffic flows and parking, both summarized and in detailed reports.  If you aren’t already on the mailing list, but would like to be, please  click here.