Segment 2

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

Graphic map of segment 2 on the preferred alignment

Proposed Segment 2 Cross-section

Segment 2: Shilshole Ave NW

Key design features for the overall segment

  • Pave a portion of NW 54th St and convert 24th Ave NW to a dead end to improve freight access, provide additional parking, and improve safety for trail users
  • Install new traffic signals and rapid flash beacons along Shilshole Ave NW
  • Add or extend turn pockets at key locations along Shilshole Ave NW
  • Improve stormwater infrastructure to manage street and trail runoff to reduce impacts to adjacent private property and businesses
  • Incorporate low-maintenance street trees that consider sightlines and improve corridor aesthetics
  • Enhance connectivity to existing Neighborhood Greenways and bike lanes
  • Enhance driveways along Shilshole Ave NW to improve predictability of entrance and exit points to and from
    adjacent businesses for vehicles and trail users
  • Install LED signage along the trail at key crossings to warn trail users of exiting vehicles
  • Reconfigure parking orientation to maximize parking spaces on the north side of Shilshole Ave NW
  • Relocate and improve trail/railroad crossing to enhance safety for cyclists traveling along the trail
  • Coordinate with Seattle Public Utilities on upcoming construction of the Ballard Ship Canal Water Quality Project