Tukwila City Council wants opinions about new pedestrian/bicycle bridge

Now is your chance to tell the Tukwila City Council which type of new pedestrian/bicycle bridge you want the city to build across the Green River between Strander Boulevard and Longacres Way.

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:03pm
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Now is your chance to tell the Tukwila City Council which type of new pedestrian/bicycle bridge you want the city to build across the Green River between Strander Boulevard and Longacres Way.

The new bridge will link the Tukwila Sounder Station and Southcenter.

People can vote on which of four bridges to pick in an online survey at www.tukwilawa.gov/bridgesurvey.html.

The goal of the Tukwila Urban Center Pedestrian Bridge is to balance efficiency, economy, and elegance while taking advantage of the swath of nature provided by the river as it runs through the manmade environment of business parks and hotels, according to the city website. From an aesthetic point of view, curved forms reflect the organic nature of the Green River.

The Pedestrian Bridge will provide safe and convenient access and support pedestrians, cyclists, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible circulation. In addition, the Pedestrian Bridge should serve as a visually welcoming and inviting icon for the area, connecting to existing and proposed destinations, including the Green River and Interurban Trails.

The City Council is interested in your opinion on the different bridges under consideration before the final selection is made. A presentation to the City Council is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Council Chambers, 6200 Southcenter Boulevard, where the public can come and listen and comment in person. The results of this online survey will also be considered by the City Council.



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