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Stairway Project Completed in North Fremont

By master · August 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

If you live in Fremont you know about the hill. Yes, that big one. Fremont Ave gradually rises from the canal up to 45th but the streets to the west are a fair bit steeper. Among the twisting roads on the hillside are several public staircases to increase pedestrian access to the area.

The new staircase replaces an older staircase connecting Greenwood Ave N and Palatine Ave N between the 43rd and 44th Street blocks. The new staircase is more open and already in use, especially on sunny days. Interested in learning more about Seattle’s stairways? Check out Seattle Stairway Walks: Fremont for tips and tours.

The newly completed staircase


2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Fremonster // Aug 18, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Sure would have been appropriate of SDOT to have replaced Lee’s Bench with a more permanent park bench at the top. Someplace to rest a moment and enjoy the view.

  • 2 anotherneighborhoodactivist // Aug 18, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Poorly constructed compared to the steps they tore out and SDOT never talked to any neighbors or neighborhood group when designing these new steps. It should have a bike track. When will City departments start paying attention to people who live here when planning and constructing infrastructure?

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