Building Bridges: Tukwila’s new plans

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The City of Tukwila takes a giant step towards walkability: using newly acquired grant money for a pedestrian/cyclist bridge connecting two pedestrian-populated facilities.

The City of Tukwila recently received a grant, and they’ve decided to put in a pedestrian/bicycle bridge between Strander Boulevard and Longacres Way. 

Posted by Megan Risley

October 7, 2011

The new bridge will connect two much-used facilities: the Tukwila Urban Center, commonly known as Southcenter, and the Tukwila Sounder Station.  In line with Tukwila’s vision to make the city Home – that is, a safe and secure place for all residents to live, the project is just one of the many bridges being considered throughout the city.  Tukwila is interested in the opinion of people from the general public and has posted a survey online

to which it invites your response!


Because the project is still so new, more details are yet to come, but the Senior Engineer, Cyndy Knightton, has made herself available for questions at either or 206-431-2450. 

Also, at the city council meeting next Monday October 10 at 7 pm, there will be a presentation on the proposed designs for the new bridge with much more information as well as a chance to submit your comments in person.


This sort of safe connectability is exactly the sort of support for walkability cities should be striving for!

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