By reporter Steven Smalley
Here’s a little note to all the bicycle pilots in these parts from Magnolia Voice reader and neighbor, Leslie. A tip of the hat to her for the contribution. Keep on pedaling.
“The Seattle Department of Transportation is currently looking at the city’s Bike Plan to determine what routes should be given high priority. The Bike Plan, adopted a month ago, shows a neighborhood greenway and multi-use trail connecting 32nd Ave. W. with W. Marina Pl. Such a trail would be wonderful for both resident bicyclists commuting to downtown and also for those who like taking walks. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could walk from Magnolia village to the marina? The trail would also make it vastly quicker to bicycle from the village to downtown. You wouldn’t have to go over the hill and then down Thorndyke. The trails suggested in the Bike Plan are to be implemented over a 3-5 year period. But if Magnolians would support this idea by sending messages to Sara Zora in SDOT (firstname.lastname@example.org), the project is likely to get higher priority. I think this (bike) link would vastly improve the lives of Magnolia residents by encouraging more biking and walking in the neighborhood.”