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Artist(s) wanted for Burke Gilman Trail installation

June 28th, 2011 by master

The city is looking to add a little creativity to the Burke Gilman Trail with the help of Washington artists.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Seattle Department of Transportation are looking for an artist or a team of artists to create art for the multi-purpose trail. All artists must live in the state of Washington.

The art will be permanent installations on two to five select points along the trail, which have not been selected. “Each part of the installation will enliven its location on the trail and collectively create a larger cohesive artwork,” according to a release by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. “The artwork will identify the trail as a connector through the city and add an element of discovery to peoples’ experience on the trail.”

The budget for the project is $80,000 which includes all costs to design, fabricate and install artwork. The application deadline is 11 p.m. on Monday, August 1. More information can be found here, or apply here.

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Transmission tower work closes part of Burke Gilman Trail through Wallingford

October 7th, 2010 by master

Seattle City Light crews are reattaching a 20 foot section of a transmission tower on the north side of the Lake Washington Ship Canal next to the Burke Gilman Trail.  That work will require the closing of the trail today (10/7) from 8am to 4pm.  The closure is approximately from Phinney Ave to Stone Way.  Traffic will be diverted onto North 34th Street.

Similar work on the tower on the south side of the canal is already finished. The high voltage lines that are held by the towers will be restrung across the canal next summer.


Installation of south tower, photo from City Light

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Environmental study required for 'missing link'

April 16th, 2010 by master

Our sister site, MyBallard.com is reporting that the completion of the Burke Gilman trail has been stalled. Friday morning, King County Superior Court Judge Jim Rogers ruled that the city must perform an environmental review before a decision can be made to complete the missing link of the Burke Gilman Trail.

Read more on MyBallard.com.

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'Missing Link' ruling expected soon

April 1st, 2010 by master

Getting to Golden Gardens on the Burke Gilman Trail takes you through the dangerous, unfinished stretch which runs through Ballard — called the “missing link” — which has long been a hot-button issue with bicyclists, drivers and businesses in the area.

King County Superior Court Judge Jim Rogers is expected to issue his opinion Friday on a lawsuit filed against the city by a coalition of Ballard industrial businesses, associations and the Ballard Chamber of Commerce. The lawsuit alleges that an environmental review conducted by the city to determine the impact of a completed trail did not take businesses into account.

With the ruling right around the corner, we’ve posted an in-depth look at the missing link, from an interactive tour to one bicyclist’s account of an accident there. The multimedia story is the product of an innovative partnership with the nonprofit Common Language Project and students of University of Washington’s Entrepreneurial Journalism class.

Click here to read “A look at the missing link.”

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