We weren’t the only ones who raised an eyebrow at the Sound Transit press release announcing a new crosswalk on E. Denny near the Capitol Hill light rail construction site. CHS commenter Captain Chaos perhaps put it best:
How wonderful that they’re putting a new cross walk on our street…right next to the barricade closing that corner for through traffic till summer of 2016. Glad they’re on top of this!
We followed up with Sound Transit and, turns out, they goofed in their media release. The new crosswalk is actually at 10th Ave and John — providing a (hopefully!) safer passage on a much busier street near the construction site. You’ll also note a new pedestrian tunnel on the south side of John alongside the big red construction wall.
Speaking of Capitol Hill walkability, the Capitol Hill Community Council has announced that City Council member Sally Clark will be in the neighborhood Thursday night to talk Pike/Pine pedestrian improvements.
City Council Member Clark to Attend Community Council Meeting to Discuss Pike/Pine Walkability Improvements
The Capitol Hill Community Council will welcome Seattle City Council Member Sally Clark to its next general membership meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, July 15 at the Cal Anderson Park Shelter House. Council Member Clark will be discussing future pedestrian improvements to the Pike/Pine section of Capitol Hill. She is scheduled to speak at 7:30. This promises to be an engaging and timely dialogue.
Council Member Clark said, “Capitol Hill has long been one of the best neighborhoods for everything that’s great about urban living. I appreciate the Capitol Hill Community Council for continuing to push for a better, more vibrant, more walkable city.”