First Find It, Fix It Walk o’ the Year!

More than 50 people turned out to join Mayor Ed Murray, SDOT, and various other City Departments in Wallingford on Tuesday, March 14, for the first Find It, Fix It community walk of 2017.

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The crowd gathered at Woodland Park for the Find It, Fix It walk in Wallingford.

SDOT staff enjoyed the opportunity to discuss upcoming projects to improve mobility and safety for all users of Wallingford streets and sidewalks.

Darby Watson, SDOT’s Director of Project Development, talked with the group about a Neighborhood Parks and Street Fund project adding flashing beacons to improve safety near Stone Way and 50th St, a Neighborhood Street Fund project for improved crossings at 40th St and Bagley Ave, a Safe Routes to School project for 41st St and Stone Way to help students at Hamilton Middle School, and the future RapidRide project on 45th St that will improve transit mobility for this busy corridor between Ballard and the UW.

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The community walk pauses at 45th.

Joshua Erickson from SDOT’s Urban Forestry division also talked to the group – literally standing on top of a tree stump – about street tree maintenance and plans to improve vegetation in the right of way in this vibrant neighborhood.

Happening just before St. Patrick’s Day and discovering a few needed fixes on the Find It, Fix It walk in Wallingford, residents can now get back to looking for that elusive pot of gold.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!