The folks at Beacon B.I.K.E.S. sent out the following appeal on Facebook yesterday:
Hello Beacon BIKErs,
This is a call to anyone who is on this list that lives on Beacon Hill and wants to see our Greenway be built.
SDOT had a community open house on July 19, I saw many of you there. They collected public comments, many of which were positive. However, there have been a few individuals that have been very vocal in their opposition and their voices are drowning out the broad-based support we have for this project in our community. Please take 5 minutes to write an email showing support for the project to SDOT and Council. I have spoken with key individuals at the City and they say these emails are the single most important thing we can do right now. If you can, add why the project is important to you personally. They have heard from me and a couple other active members many times, to have a really powerful effect it would be wonderful if those of you who have not been very active could write an email.
The details of SDOT’s plan can be found here:
Address to: Brian.Dougherty@seattle.gov
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Douglas.Cox@seattle.gov, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and anyone else you want…
Thank you for your help in making Beacon Hill a safer and more livable neighborhood.
The proposed greenway would follow 18th Avenue South from the I-90 trail south to South Hanford street, where it would zigzag over to Lafayette Avenue South, then along the edge of Jefferson Park to South Dakota Street, then south on 12th Avenue South to South Lucile Street. The greenway route would have improvements and repairs to make the street safer for cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians alike, including new signage and street markings, crossing islands at certain intersections, a new left turn lane on South Spokane Street, and others. As mentioned above, details may be found here.
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