Segment 1

The following pages divide the corridor into three segments, highlighting key locations and intersections along the corridor. Each location (or "stop") includes a bird’s eye view of the area that highlights key design features. Stops also highlight benefits the new design features will provide.

An illustrated map depicts the Burke-Gilman Trail and the first segment of the alignment extending from the Ballard Locks to Twenty Fourth Avenue Northwest and Northwest Market Street.

Graphic map of segment 1 on the preferred alignment

Proposed Segment 1 Cross-sections

Segment 1: NW 54th St / NW Market St

Key design features for the overall segment

  • Connect the Missing Link to the existing Burke-Gilman Trail at the Ballard Locks
  • Rechannelize Market St from 4 travel lanes to 3 to improve safety and provide dedicated space for the trail
  • Improve pedestrian crosswalks and sidewalks
  • Enhance bicycle connections to existing and proposed greenways and bike lanes
  • Incorporate pavement treatments to highlight key high-traffic areas where pedestrians and bicycles mix
  • Integrate the Missing Link with the new Nordic Heritage Museum
  • Improve safety by converting 26th Ave NW to a one-way street south of Market St
  • Reorient parking facilities at the Ballard Locks to facilitate improved access and additional parking stalls
  • Incorporate low-maintenance street trees that consider sightlines and improve corridor aesthetics