Seattle Enhances Lake Washington Boulevard with Safety and Accessibility Upgrades

Seattle Enhances Lake Washington Boulevard with Safety and Accessibility UpgradesSource: Seattle Parks and Recreation
Aaron Washington
Published on February 12, 2024

Seattle's scenic Lake Washington Boulevard is set to become more accessible, thanks to a fresh wave of enhancements courtesy of Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). In what's described as a move to improve the park experience and bolster safety, the agencies are teaming up to pave a new connection to the existing pathway near South Ferdinand Street.

With the work scheduled to begin in the middle of February, this initiative is part of the Lake Washington Boulevard Renovations Project, aiming to ramp up access for all travel modes and, notably, to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety while sprucing up the lakeshore's park amenities, as reported by Seattle Parks and Recreation.

The current crossing will also get a facelift for better accessibility, boasting features aligned with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), such as curb ramps along a fresh concrete walkway seamlessly connecting to the Lake Washington Boulevard path later in the year Seattle Parks and Recreation is also planning to add a marked crosswalk to enhance the north intersection.

These efforts reflect SPR's commitment "to preserve and improve the park experience" by providing practical upgrades and ensuring everyone, regardless of mobility, can enjoy the lakeside splendor.