As we previously reported, there will be a “Play Streets” event in Montlake on June 17th. The original plan included closing the entire Lake Washington Loop route through Montlake. But now, for several reasons, we have decided to scale back the plan and only close 26th Ave E between Lynn St and Boyer.
Volunteers Needed: We need volunteers to help manage the closed intersections. Or you can organize a game or fun activity, or just help spread the word. Contact Tracy Domingues by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This one day “Play Streets” closure on June 17, from 9am – 6pm, is designed to help bring awareness to the issue of traffic through our neighborhood along with the need for improved pedestrian and bike safety. Our neighbors to the south in the Arboretum and Madison Valley are also planning to participate in this one day event. Since 2013, over 350 play streets have been held in Seattle.
Imagine being able to have a water fight in the street, play ping pong or basketball, do chalk drawings, or how about a beer and wine tasting party? It’s up to you; this is your chance to get creative and meet your neighbors.
Residents need not worry because, while through traffic will not be allowed, they will still be permitted to access to their driveways and parking spaces if need be. Bicycle traffic will also be allowed.
Bryan Haworth – President
Montlake Community Club