Alki Point sidewalk plans: Walking tour tomorrow


That spot at the west end of the Alki Beach Promenade is where anyone and everyone interested in the Alki Point sidewalk project is invited to meet at 10 am tomorrow, for a walking tour of the area to be involved in whatever proposal goes forward. To recap, the city approved money last year to do something about the pedestrian-unfriendly conditions on the north side of Alki Ave heading from that spot to Alki Point. Then neighbors who would be directly affected got concerned about what might happen (coverage here and here), and the city’s work took a new turn (coverage here). Tomorrow’s tour, to be facilitated by immediate past Alki Community Council trustee Gary Ogden, will be a prelude to the April 2 community meeting with the city presenting design concepts for feedback.

5 Replies to "Alki Point sidewalk plans: Walking tour tomorrow"

  • Eddie March 21, 2008 (11:24 pm)

    Stop by and ask Bob why his motorhome and boat get special, year-round parking on the street out front of his place.

  • picklemom March 21, 2008 (11:40 pm)

    Good point, Eddie. On the other hand, I wasn’t aware that this short stretch was such a problem. Hey, I just cross the street! Wouldn’t it be nice if, instead, the city donated the money to help the locksmith whose business was destroyed? Or maybe to replant the trees that were cut down by the homeowner/view hog? Oh, well, I can dream.

  • chase March 22, 2008 (6:46 am)

    Good idea on sending money else where. Met the meter person last week to discuss parking of motor home it’s not legal at all and must be moved so let’s see what happens this week.

  • acemotel March 22, 2008 (12:22 pm)

    The city donate the money to help the locksmith? You know, I’m willing to donate lots of money to the locksmith (and I will) but it’s not the city’s job to bail out private businesses, feds and banking nothwithstanding. It’s nice that you can just cross the street. Not everyone is so privileged. Think about the handicapped person living there who must cross the street twice to get back to his own side of the street.

  • picklemom March 22, 2008 (1:33 pm)

    Acemotel, I was being facetious about the city donating money. It’s called satire. The city wastes so much money on stupid stuff–as in the portable-toilet fiasco. However, you do make a very good point about people with disabilities. And I do think it’s wonderful that so many of us want to help the locksmith.

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