Call to Action:  Complete the Burke-Gilman

Late-breaking news from Cascade yesterday, regarding a budget amendment that was introduced on Monday. The amendment would provide $6.8 Million to complete the Burke-Gilman trail within the City of Seattle.

From Cascade’s Breaking News:

Attend the City Council Budget Hearing on Tuesday, October 30 and offer your support for funding for the Burke-Gilman Trail. Each citizen is allowed 3 minutes maximum to address the Council. Arrive at 5 p.m. to secure your place in line. Address:

City of Seattle Budget Hearing TODAY!! Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 p.m. City Hall, City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor 600 4th Avenue

If you can’t attend the hearing, call or email the Council on Tuesday Oct. 30 between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The phone number is 206-684-8821 and the email address is

Those of us “regulars” on the Burke are all-too-familiar with the missing link in the Ballard neighborhood, sending cyclists and other users through rough industrial roads and over parallel and rather precarious train tracks. The completion of this section is a huge win for the thousands of multi-purpose users through Ballard each year.