Walking and the pedestrian environment
February 14, 2005
Jungle trails (Seattle)

The city is proposing to build a mixed use path in The Jungle on Beacon Hill.

This is part of the special feature Freeway Box, showcasing my old life next to freeway viaducts.

I believe this area has been unused since about 1910 when a regrade cut away the north edge of Beacon Hill. Don't blame this all on the freeway!


"These days, the Jungle, a government-owned greenbelt bordered by the neighborhood and Interstate 5, is set to become a friendlier place. City workers and activists are working to turn the area into a serene woodland of well-lighted paths, including one that will help complete the celebrated Mountains to Sound Greenway trail.

"For years, transportation workers and environmentalists have struggled to complete the 100-mile bike and pedestrian trail, which runs from the Cascades to the Seattle waterfront along Interstate 90"

Posted by Rob Ketcherside at February 14, 2005 11:29 AM
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