Community invited to celebrate new greenway connection at Interlaken Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Department of Transportation invite the community to a ribbon cutting celebration on Saturday, December 8, 2018 to celebrate a new stair and ramp connection between Interlaken Blvd. and Boyer Ave. E. Please join us at the bottom of the new staircase at Boyer Ave. E and E Howe St. at 9:30 a.m. for ribbon cutting festivities and then proceed to Montlake Community Center.  At Montlake Community Center, 1618 E Calhoun St. we will continue the celebration with music, free bicycle safety checks by Montlake Bicycle Shop, face painting and light refreshments. 

Construction of the new stair and ramp connection between Interlaken Blvd. and Boyer Ave. E at E Howe St. began in July and will open the first week in December. The project features elements requested by the community including a bicycle runnel, guard rails and a switchback that connects to the designated crosswalk to replace the existing trail and stairs.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Greenways Initiative funds projects and programs to connect, enhance and activate links from Neighborhood Greenways to parks by improving access and amenities for pedestrians and bicycles. These Greenway corridors will offer safe and calm residential streets and provide comfortable and attractive places for people of all ages and abilities to walk and ride.

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Department of Transportation collaborated on the implementation plan for the capital improvement projects with prioritization based on the SDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans.

For more information about the event please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/greenways-initiative or contact Karen O’Connor at karen.o’connor@seattle.gov or 206-233-7929.